Prof. Dr. Roger Mann

After studying law at Bochum University and the London School of Economics, completing his traineeship (i.a. in Canada) and his dissertation, Roger Mann started his professional career in 1993 at the Frankfurt office of an international law firm, where he specialised in unfair competition and advertising law. In 1995 he changed jobs to become in-house counsel of Hamburg based international publishing house Gruner + Jahr (magazine and newspaper affiliate of Bertelsmann), where he also became responsible for issues of press law. From 1998 to 2000 he was resident partner in the London office of a German law firm, before returning to their Hamburg office. In August 2000 he established the firm of DAMM & MANN together with Renate Damm.

Roger is an Honorary Professor at the faculty of law at Goettingen University, where he teaches Press Law and is co-editor of the leading law journal for Media Law in Germany “Archiv für Presserecht”, as well as of one of the standard textbooks on Press Law (“Himmelsbach/Mann, Presserecht”). He has been invited to act as an expert on press issues by the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) and by the Council of Europe. He is a regular speaker on conferences (PDF 4MB) and panel discussions about privacy and defamation issues abroad and has commented German privacy law for the BBC programme Law in Action.

Roger Mann is certified as a specialist for copyright and media law (“Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht”) and a member (i.a.) of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC), New York, of the Committee for Copyright and Media Law at the law society in Hamburg (Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg), of the Scientific Society for Freedom of the Press and of the British German Jurists Association.

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