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Laura Zentner focuses her practice on the media and the technology sectors with an emphasis on copyright and entertainment law. Laura also advises national and international clients on large-scale outsourcing transactions, digitisation projects, cloud computing, software licensing as well as digital media.

Her experience also includes the areas of production, funding, financing and distribution of films, TV programs and other audio-visual content. She advises on the structuring of national and cross-border co-productions, financing and public funding, and other contractual matters. In addition, Laura advises on general copyright and collecting society issues, as well as youth protection, the law of the Internet, and insolvency. She also represents clients from the media sector in contentious matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura worked for Olswang in Germany for three years after acting as Interim Legal Counsel (German Speaking Territories) for an international media company. During her time with Olswang Laura was seconded to the legal department of the German Federal Film Fund and an international technology company. In 2016, Laura was also seconded to support the legal department of a multi-channel network and producer of web videos.


  • Copyright law
  • Content production, financing and funding/subsidies
  • Media and Technology
  • eCommerce


Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Legal 500 EMEA, 2022-2024
    • Industry Focus: Telecoms, Recognized Individuals, 2022-2023
    • Information Technology and Digitalsation, Recognized Individuals, 2022-2024
    • IT Transactions and Outsourcing, Recognized Individuals, 2022-2024
    • Media: Entertainment, Next Generation Partners, 2022-2024
  • Rising Star in Media: Entertainment, Legal500 2020 
  • Dissertation Prize, FSU Jena, 2010
  • Prize for outstanding academic works, FSU Jena, 2008
  • Scholarship by German Academic Scholarship Foundation, 2005-2010
  • CMS Hasche Sigle Best Oralist Award, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, 2006


  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 2012
  • PhD, Friedrich Schiller Universität (FSU), Jena/Germany, 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/USA, 2009
  • First Legal State Exam, Friedrich Schiller Universität (FSU), Jena/Germany, 2008
  • Germany
  • German
  • French
  • English