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Hanseatic Trade Center
Am Sandtorkai 41
20457 Hamburg

Jörg Wimmers specialises in advising and representing companies from the internet, media and telecommunications sectors. He advises TMT companies on transactions, projects, product launches and business models and has particular expertise representing internet service providers in litigation concerning liability in the internet. Jörg Wimmers has led a number of high-profile test cases in the context of internet developments concerning copyright law, personal rights and press law. His clients include search engines, blogging and micro-blogging services, access providers, various hosting services and internet portals.


Since 1997 Lawyer at Taylor Wessing
1994 to 1996 United Nations, New York/Programme Officer


1998 Admission as an Attorney-at-Law in New York
1997 LL.M. (NYU)
1996 - 1997 Degree studies in law, New York University, New York
1995 Admission as a Lawyer in Hamburg
1994 Second State Examination in Hamburg
1991 - 1994 Legal training, Hamburg
1990 First State Examination in Hamburg
1985 - 1990 Degree studies in law, University of Hamburg
1984 - 1985 Degree studies in law and sociology, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University in, Frankfurt am Main


Jörg Wimmers / Dr. Britta Heymann, 2017, Rechtliche Kritik am NetzDG-Entwurf
The CJEU’s Communication to the Public: Better Check Before Placing a Hyperlink? (gemeinsam mit Jörg Wimmers, LL.M. [NYU] und Adam Rendle, LL.M. [Cambridge]), CRi 2016, 129-133
EU Consultation on Ancillary Copyright for Publishers, Jörg Wimmers and Dr. Malek Barudi, May 2016
EU-Urheberrechtsreform (gemeinsam mit Malek Barudi, M.Jur. [Oxford]), IPRB 2016, S. 16-21
Schricker/Loewenheim, Urheberrecht, §§ 101-101b UrhG, 4th edition (2010), §§ 97-105, 112-119 UrhG, 5th edition (published 2014)
Wimmers/Mundhenk, Das Haftungsrisiko des Hostingproviders, IPRB 2014, 58ff.
Nolte/Wimmers, Wer stört? Gedanken zur Haftung von Intermediären im Internet, GRUR 2014, 16ff
Wimmers, Leistungsschutzrecht im Leerlauf – Suchmaschinen als Dienste rein technischer, automatischer und passiver Art, CR 2012, 663ff.
Heise Onlinerecht, Band I, Kap. 3, Haftung für fremde Inhalte, [mit Carsten Schulz], Loseblattsammlung, Hannover 2011
Berger/Wündisch, Urhebervertragsrecht, Kap. Software-Lizenzvertrag [mit Christian Frank], Baden-Baden 2008

Memberships & Associations

Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) and its Special Committee for Copyright Law and Publishing Law
Vorstand der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik (DGRI)
International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung

Awards & Recognition

Who’s Who Legal 2018: One of the world’s leading Data Privacy and Protection and Information Technology lawyers

"Excellent lawyer with great market knowledge", client; "Highly competent in international questions", competitor (Juve 2016/2017)

Listed as "leading individual for copyright" (Juve 2016/2017)

Recommended for IT law; “very solid knowledge, great flexibility and extraordinary negotiation skills”, client (Juve 2015/2016)

“a great lawyer with a lot of experience and personality”, competitor (Juve 2015/2016)

“highly competent in international issues”, competitor (Juve 2014/2015)

"frequently recommended" (Juve 2014/2015)

Recommended for IT Law (Juve 2014/2015)

Recommended for Media: Contracts and Copyrights (Juve 2014/2015)

"recommended" (Legal 500 2015)

"a leading light in this field" (Legal 500 2014)



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