Raue is one of the leading German law firms for press law and freedom of speech matters. We benefit from the many decades of comprehensive and in-depth experience our firm has gained in advising publishing houses – and likewise from the fact that we are well familiar with the specialist divisions of the regional courts and the senates of the higher regional courts in Germany handing down the decisions in the court proceedings, an aspect that is of particular relevance in this field. We will pursue our clients’ interests at all levels of the courts, including the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Focus Areas

  • Pre-trial advice and representation in court of media companies in matters concerning freedom of speech
  • Advising enterprises in times of media crises


  • “TOP Law Firm for Media and Press“ FOCUS-Spezial Recht & Rat 2021
  • “Especially well-versed in copyright and personality rights issues.“ Chambers Europe 2021
  • TopTier Law Firm for Media: Press and Publishing, Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Recommended for Press Law, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • One of the leading practices in press law (band 1), JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • “Recommended for libel, copyright, licensing and freedom of speech matters.“ Chambers Europe 2020
  • “Strength in the field of media litigation, with a considerable caseload of injunction proceedings.“ Chambers Europe 2020
  • “TOP Law Firm for Media and Press“ FOCUS Recht Spezial 2020
  • One of the leading practices in press law (band 1), JUVE Handbook 2019/2020
  • “Recommended for libel, copyright, licensing and freedom of speech matters.“ Chambers Europe 2018
  • One of the leading practices in press law (band 1), JUVE Handbook 2015/2016
  • Ranked for media law / press and publishing law (band 2), Legal 500 Germany 2016
  • “Excellent in every respect,” client/competitor, Legal 500 EMEA 2014
  • “Best known for its successful press law practice, where it counts a number of key players in the German publishing industry amongst its clients,” Chambers Europe 2015


  • Representing a journalist in asserting his right to information before the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) (access to so-called Guttenberg-documents prepared by the Scientific Services of the German Federal Parliament)
  • Representing the publishing house Axel Springer SE in proceeding against a double ban of online article and teaser
  • Representing Axel Springer SE in proceedings on the admissibility of the publication of Facebook comments that stir up hate against refugees
  • Advising a large media portal on copyright and press law matters
  • Advising and representing Axel Springer SE and subsidiary companies on press law matters