Philipp Sümmermann advises companies on IT and media law with a strong international focus. His expertise emphasizes issues of interactive entertainment, media regulation and the protection of minors.
One of Philipp’s main areas of practice is advising leading online platforms, content providers and game publishers on issues of content responsibility, national and European media law and IT contract law. 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 USK and the Federal Authority for the Protection of Children and Young People in the Media (BzKJ).
His interests lie particularly in the tech and media sector. Philipp completed journalism training during his studies working for newspapers, radio, and online media. He also gained experience working as a web developer on several online media projects.
Philipp has published a number of expert articles on issues of youth media protection and digitalisation and writes for the blog gameslaw.org.
Before joining Osborne Clarke, Philipp studied German and French law in Cologne and Paris. During his legal training, Philipp 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 and the German Embassy in Singapore. His traineeships with two major international law firms also led him to Düsseldorf and a stint in Brussels.
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