Compliance & Law

Law firm for compliance, compliance management, compliance officer, antitrust law, money laundering law, commercial law, banking law, insurance law, corporate law, data protection law, labour law, white collar crime, international law, specialist lawyer

Michael Horak, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt für Compliancerechte Dipl.-Ing. Michael Horak, LL.M. - Beratender Ingenieur, Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Fachanwalt für Urheberrecht und Medienrecht

Michael Horak, LL.M.

Attorney-at-law· Graduate Engineer
Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist
Certified Copyright and Media Law Specialist

We are a team, we complete each other and we only have one goal: Your Success.


Born in 1967; Mr. Horak studied Law and Electrical Engineering in Stuttgart, Erlangen and Hanover.

Mr. Horak graduated in 1994 in Electrical Engineering; from 1995 to 1998 worked as an associate at a Patent Law Office.

In 1996, sat Mr. Horak the German First State Legal Examination and from 1997/1998 worked as an associate at various international Law Offices such as Freshfields (Hamburg), Gleiss Lutz (Stuttgart) and Clifford Chance (London).

Other qualifications: Master in European Management and Employment Law at the University of Leicester (England), LL.M 1999 (Master of Laws); author of  several publications, such as “Umweltschutz und Wettbewerb” (in EUDUR, Prof. Rengeling, ed.) 1998/2003.

Mr. Horak is a consulting engineer registered at the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers since 2000 and a sworn interpreter/translator for courts and notaries in the Hanover district for the english language.

The German Second State Legal Examination (internationally recognized as a degree in law) in 1998.

Attorney-at-law since 1998.

Partner of the Law Firm Horak Attorneys at Law since 2003.

He is admitted to the bar at the district court of Hanover and the Higher Regional Court of Celle; Authorized to represent before all German Local, Regional and Higher Regional Courts.

Mr. Horak is licensed to represent his clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court, the European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and the International Office (WIPO), domain name arbitration courts and numerous other offices and courts.

Our attorney Michael Horak is specialized in Intellectual Property Law since 2006/2007 and works also as certified copyright and media Law specialist since 2012.

University lecturer at high educational institutions, such as a university and two colleges in industrial property law (inter alia “Patent Law for Engineers” as well as “Industrial Property Law”) and IT law.

Numerous specialist publications in journals of intellectual property law, copyright and media law, IT law, competition and antitrust law.


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Member of: International Bar Association;  Deutsch-Britische Juristenvereinigung, Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung; Amerikanische Vereinigung zum gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (AIPLA); Working Group Information Technology of the DAV; Industrial property rights and copyright e.V. (GRUR);  German Society for Law and Informatics e.V. (DGRI e.V.);  Association of German Electrical Engineers (VDE);  Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP e.V).

Focus on

Intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights, domains, etc.):
Patent law
Trademark law
Domain law, domain name law
Utility model law
Design law
Licensing law
Competition and cartel law
UWG law
Advertising law
Merger control proceedings
Compliance law
Technology law (including IT, energy, internet, telecommunications)
EDP law (including computer law, software law, data protection law)
Energy law (in particular energy industry law and energy cartel law)
Internet law/online law
Telecommunications law
Law of technical standards
Construction law, engineering law, architects’ law
Copyright law (moral rights, copyright exploitation rights, rights of use and ancillary copyrights) and media law
Music law
Publishing law
Artists’ contract law
Photography law
Film law
Event law
European law
Pharmaceutical law and food law
Tax law and commercial criminal law (with reference to the aforementioned areas of law)

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