Gernot Lehr



Born in Bonn in 1957. Studied law and economics in Bonn and Munich. 1982 first State examination, 1986 second State examination. Research assistant for Church Law and Public Law at the University of Bonn with Prof Dr Schlaich, 1981 to 1985. Legal clerkship in the legal department of a broadcasting company in 1986.

Joined the firm in 1987.


Press and broadcasting law, publishing and copyright law, new media and information technology law, constitutional media law.

Listed as leading Lawyer in media law by Juve and in media law by Handelsblatt/​Best Lawyers (since 2012), in 2016 Lawyer of the Year for North Rhine‐Westphalia, Lawyer of the year in Media Law (in 2018 and 2022), listed in public law. Recommended by Legal 500 in media law/​press and publishers. Honoured by Legal 500 as a “Leading Name” in media law/​press and publishing.

Member of the Board of the “Studienkreis für Presserecht und Pressefreiheit” (Study Council for Press Law and Freedom of the Press). Member of the intellectual property and media working group of the German Bar Association. Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of Jura Bonn Alumni e. V.

Teaches media law at Bonn University and at the University of Mainz.

Preventive advice in cases involving imminent critical media coverage, legal protection in the event of inaccurate media coverage: various DAX 30 companies, personalities from the fields of business, culture and politics as well as private individuals; basic procedures in media regulation (e. g. status and role of Länder media authorities), for public broadcasting (e. g. remuneration for cable feed, online activities such as the Tagesschau app), websites of municipal governments.


Several publications on press and broadcasting law. Co‐editor of Archiv für Presserecht.


Gernot Lehr

Gernot Lehr

T +49 228 72625‐117
F +49 228 72625‐99

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