Manuela Finger, LL.M.

Manuela is an Intellectual Property (IP) partner specialising in soft IP, information technology and commercial matters. Her practice includes both contentious and non-contentious work for national and international clients from various industries, such as information and communication technologies, entertainment, fashion and retail.

She has a special focus on the digital media and online area, including interactive entertainment, video games, online platforms, data protection law, protection of minors, regulatory matters, E-commerce and broadcasting. She has advised numerous clients on the multi-jurisdictional rollout of new products in the online and entertainment area.

Manuela has also been acting for various clients in the field of compliance and protection of personal data and data security, including data protection audits, advising on security incidents and structuring of processing of data in multinational groups of companies.

According to her clients, Manuela gets to the core of complex legal issues quickly, immersing deeply into the fast-paced and ever-changing world of digital technology. Clients praise her utmost responsiveness and her way of handling their cases as being both legally excellent and commercially sound. Due to her excellent interpersonal skills and transparent communication, she continuously establishes seamless cooperation with both clients and the members of the teams she works with.

Manuela has been published in leading German and international special interest media among others on soft IP topics, new media, online platforms and data protection.

Manuela has constantly been recognised in top legal rankings. She has been regularly named as IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, is a Legal 500 recommended lawyer, and has been recognized regularly by Best Lawyers in the categories Information Technology Law as well as Media & Copyright Law. WTR 1000, which has ranked her as top trademark professional for many years, praises her as "a poised IP litigator and thorough and clear adviser with an intuitive grasp of online issues and especially social media-related matters."