Thorsten Feldmann

Lawyer, Certified Specialist in Copyright and Media Law     S/MIME    pgp

Thorsten Feldmann has been an lawyer since 2000 and a partner of JBB since 2001.

Studies in Saarbrücken, Cologne (1st state examination 1995) and Los Angeles (UCLA, LL.M. 1996). Legal clerkship in Berlin (2nd state exam 2000) with stations at Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Linklaters and Morgan Lewis (New York). He has been a specialist lawyer for copyright and media law since 2007.

Thorsten Feldmann advises German and international companies in the areas of technology, media and communications.

In addition to operational advice, a particular focus is the legal design and defense of digital products and business models. Furthermore, he has decades of expertise in copyright law as well as media and press law and law of publication.

Thorsten Feldmann is vice-chairman of @kit, Bayreuther Arbeitskreis für IT – Neue Medien – Recht e.V. (Bayreuth Working Group for IT – New Media – Law).

Languages: German, English

Key Points

  • Communication and media
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Innovative business models and Technology Law
  • Litigation
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Design and defense of digital business models


Ständiger Mitarbeiter der Kommunikation & Recht (K&R)

Gierschmann, Veil u.a. (Hrsg.), Datenschutzgrundverordnung, Kommentar
Bearbeitung der Kapitel 81 bis 84, gemeinsam mit Fabian Scharpf

Redeker (Hrsg.), IT-Recht, 2023
Bearbeitung des Kapitels “Vermarktungsvertrag für Online Medien”

Hoeren/Bensinger (Hrsg.), Haftung im Internet, 2023
Bearbeitung des Kapitels “Bewertungsportale”

Moos, Datenschutz- und Datennutzungsverträge, 3. Auflage 2023
Bearbeitung des Kapitels “Adresshandelsvertrag”, gemeinsam mit Julian Höppner

Forgo/Helfrich/Schneider, Betrieblicher Datenschutz, 3. Auflage 2019
Bearbeitung des Kapitels “Datenschutz bei Suchmaschinen”

Associations & Memberships

  • German-American Lawyers Association e.V.
  • AGEM – Working Group on Intellectual Property and Media in the German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Alumni and Friends of Media Law Cologne e.V.
  • Berlin Bar Association
  • German Society for Law and Informatics e.V.