Philipp Sümmermann advises leading online platforms, content providers and game publishers on European and German digital regulation. He specializes in consumer protection, media law and the protection of minors.

Philipp is an expert in consumer law, regularly advising clients on the launch of new digital services in the EU. He also supports businesses in ensuring their products remain compliant with the constantly changing European and national requirements. Recently, Philipp was on secondment with a leading US tech company.

He also provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of media regulation. He has assisted several clients with the implementation of the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), the Interstate Media Treaty (MStV), and regularly advises on proceedings before rating organization USK and the Federal Authority for the Protection of Children and Young People in the Media (BzKJ).

Philipp's interests lie particularly in the tech and media sector. During his studies, he completed journalism training and gained experience working for newspapers, radio, and online media. He also worked as a web developer on various online media projects.

Before joining Osborne Clarke, Philipp studied German and French law in Cologne and Paris. During his legal training, he clerked at the specialized chambers for press, broadcasting, and copyright matters at the Regional Court of Cologne, the State's Central Cybercrime Department (ZAC NRW) within the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Cologne, the German Embassy in Singapore, as well as the IT and media practice groups of two law firms.

Philipp regularly publishes on issues of youth media protection and digitization and is a lecturer for games law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Recognized by Legal 500 Germany for Entertainment Law in 2023.

Featured on Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list in the 2022, 2023 and 2024 editions.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Clients rarely ask legal questions out of pure curiosity. So as a lawyer, I see my role in providing practical and concise advice. I enjoy working with product teams on finding practical solutions to ensure compliance with both existing and upcoming regulations.


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