Andreas Okonek



Studied law in Bonn. 1992 first State examination, 1995 second State examination. German‐American Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C. and the German‐Australian Chamber of Commerce, Sydney in 1995.

Joined the firm in 1996.


Protection of intellectual property, competition and trademark law, publishing and copyright law, information technology and new media law, litigation.

Listed by Best Lawyers/​Handelsblatt in “Germany's best lawyers” in advertising law (since 2021). awarded “Lawyer of the Year 2022” in advertising law.

Chairman of the firm´s management committee.

Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e. V., of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e. V., of the Working Group for Intellectual Property and Media and founding member of the Working Group for Information Technology in the German Bar Association. Member of the State Examination Office at Cologne Court of Appeals and Ministry of Justice North Rhine‐Westphalia.

Landmark proceedings on Glücksspielverband GiG e. V.’s capacity to bring actions. Acting as counsel for numerous gambling providers in proceedings concerning compliance with advertising restrictions under gambling law. Representation of ARD and NDR with regard to the Tagesschau app. Acting as counsel for Mybet seeking damages from Westlotto due to a call for boycott in contravention of anti‑​trust law.


Publications: various articles in the area of competition law.



German, English

* member of the partnership with limited professional liability

Andreas Okonek

Andreas Okonek

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