Prof. Dr. Thomas Höppner

Prof. Dr. Thomas Höppner is a Partner at Hausfeld in Berlin, specialising in EU and German competition law and intellectual property law. His practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious competition law matters, including related regulatory areas such as media, telecommunications, broadcasting and energy.

He has spearheaded complaints before the European Commission and taken competition claims before German courts, particularly in the context of an abuse of dominance and damage claims. Thomas has particular expertise in technology, media and network industries where he regularly advises clients in complex proceedings and litigations at the interface of competition law, sector-specific regulation and intellectual property law. Recent cases include representing several complainants in investigations relating to Google and YouTube at European and national levels, private enforcement of competition law claims to compulsory licenses as well as advising on regulatory reforms in the area of digital markets.

Having studied in Berlin, Glasgow and Dundee, Thomas holds a Ph.D and an LL.M in competition law. He is a professor of business law and intellectual property law at the Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences and a Visiting Professor for telecoms law at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Thomas has published, inter alia, three books on the regulation of networks and regularly speaks on current topics of competition and intellectual property law.

Thomas has been recommended by Legal 500, noting that clients commend his “great expertise in the area of digital economy” and consider him as a “valued strategic adviser”. The German legal directory JUVE recommended him as “simply a first-rate lawyer.”

Prior to joining Hausfeld, Thomas worked several years in the competition and TMT groups of Hogan Lovells and Olswang in Berlin and London.

Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP:

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm that clients trust with their most complex legal disputes and competition matters.

Our international reach enables us to advise across multiple jurisdictions and pursue claims on behalf of clients worldwide. We work closely with clients to deliver outstanding results, while always addressing their business concerns.  We do so by anticipating issues, considering innovative strategies, and maximizing the outcome of legal disputes in a way that creates shareholder value. Our risk-free approach ensures that our interests are closely aligned with the interests of our clients.

Creative Solutions to Complex Legal Challenges

Hausfeld lawyers have, throughout their careers, consistently applied forward-thinking ideas and creative solutions to the most vexing global legal challenges faced by clients. As a result, the firm’s litigators have developed numerous innovative legal theories that have expanded the quality and availability of legal recourse for claimants around the globe that have a right to seek recovery. We understand the cost of litigation and the constraints on in-house legal budgets. Accordingly, we have developed unique and flexible engagement structures in which we share the risks of litigation with our clients. This was recently recognized by the Financial Times, which awarded us the “Most Innovative Law Firm in Dispute Resolution of 2013” for our engagement and funding offering in Europe.


Fábio Cesnik

Leaders in Law endorses Fábio de Sá Cesnik as our exclusively recommended Media & Entertainment Law expert in Brasil. If you wish to get in touch with Fábio please use the contact information provided above.

Fábio de Sá Cesnik specialises in entertainment, cultural and audiovisual production. He is a specialist in third sector law with wide-ranging experience working with associations, institutes, and domestic and international foundations operating in the fields of culture, sport, education, social assistance, healthcare, accessibility, environmental, social development, and community.

Cesnik Quintino & Salinas

Founded in 1999, Cesnik Quintino e Salinas Advogados is a law firm, with a focus on Intellectual Property Law, Business Enterprises Law, Corporate Law, Tax Incentives and NonProfit Law.

Our practice involves litigation, consultancy and business planning for the entertainment, media and technology sectors. Our main clients include media and communication groups; culture, entertainment and sports investors; audiovisual, musical and editorial production companies; distributors of content to multiplatforms; advertisement agencies; telecommunication companies; and nonprofit organizations in general.

Due to the dedication, talent and entrepreneurship of our professionals, our firm has gained a reputation as a high standards law firm. For the last two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), our firm has been nominated by the leading law firm guide Chambers and Partners as the best Law Firm in Latin American for the Entertainment Sector.

What We Do

We provide innovative solutions for contemporary legal issues faced by private and nonprofit organizations in Brazil and overseas.

We link our legal expertise with a deep knowledge of business models and practices of the entertainment and media industries. The strategic legal solutions we provide to our clients are deep-rooted in the way these.

International Practice

We assist Brazilian corporations internationally, as well as foreign companies in Brazil in various types of transactions, including transactions for the funding of international audiovisual co-productions.


Nick Allen

Nick is a partner in our Global Corporate Practice based in our London office. His particular expertise covers advising on corporate transactions in a range of sectors including media, entertainment, technology and retail.


Squire Patton Boggs:

We combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes.

Breadth and Depth

Our client base spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. We advise a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. In the private sector, we provide the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, we counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. We also serve the regional needs of the countries and cities we call home.

Whatever is needed, we are able to deliver the seamless cross-practice, cross-border and industry-specific support that clients require for success in today’s competitive markets.

Client Focus

Clients expect knowledge of their business as well as high-quality legal skills from their law firms. Our combination of legal and industry experience allows us to better analyze client requirements and develop the right approach for the matter at hand. Clients receive tested insight and guidance from a team that understands their needs and is able to offer tailored solutions.

We are dedicated to our clients’ success, and their satisfaction shows it. We continue to advise successor organizations of clients that we represented at our formation some 120 years ago.

Business Has No Borders

With offices in 21 countries on five continents, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business. We also have strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and Latin America.

Our extensive practice and industry knowledge is shared via one of the most robust technology platforms in the legal business, as well as ongoing rotation of lawyers to our offices around the world. In addition, we apply knowledge- and project-management tools to implement continual business process improvements and enhance the value of our legal services.

Outstanding Value

We emphasize quality, efficiency and alignment with client goals as core standards to improve continually our service delivery and the value of what we do for our clients. We encourage and manage processes and tools to improve pricing models, training and resource optimization, knowledge management and more, all centered on our core focus – delivering the services our clients want, when and where they want them and with the value they deserve.