Renate Damm

Renate Damm studied at the universities of Hamburg and Erlangen. After her first state examination in 1959 and after completing her legal traineeship with the second state examination in 1963, Renate Damm started her professional career as an in-house lawyer of the Axel Springer Publishing Group, Hamburg. In 1967 she became head of the editorial legal department. In 1985 she was appointed corporate counsel of Axel Springer Publishing Group. In 1996 Renate Damm joined the Hamburg office of German law firm Redeker Schön Dahs & Sellner.

Together with Roger Mann she established the firm of DAMM & MANN Anwaltssozietät in August 2000.

1983 to 1989 Renate Damm was President of the Association of Female Lawyers. 1989 to 1995 she was a member of the Executive Committee of the group of in-house lawyers in the German Bar Association. Until 2001 she was a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the Association of German Magazine Publishers. 1983 to 2002 Renate Damm was lecturer for media law at Munich University. From 1992 to 2002 she was teaching press law at the Institute of Arts and Media Management, Hamburg.

In 1990 Renate Damm was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, first class, (Bundesverdienstkreuz erster Klasse) for her political and social commitment. In 2011 she was awarded the “Maria-Otto-Preis” by the German Lawyers Association (“Deutscher Anwalt Verein”) for outstanding achievements as a female lawyer during her professional career.