On Stage, Event & Trade Fairs

Event Law

Organizing and conducting a cultural or sporting event is characterized by multiple legal relationships. Organizers must hire the appropriate venue, take out adequate insurance, be aware of and observe building and fire-safety regulations, to name but a few. The organizer also has to arrange the program (booking), deal with marketing, sponsoring, personally selling or organizing ticket sales, The organization must also coordinate the admittance of guests and their security, as well as sometimes managing catering and concessions, or ensuring that such are contractually agreed. Brehm & v. Moers has long-term experience in legally supporting and assisting in the organization of events and their successful achievement - large, medium and small - and helps minimize risks, ensuring that the event goes according to plan. Firmly rooted in practice, our consulting services are not solely restricted to legal aspects. Our activity also focuses on conducting all contractual negotiations and arrangements from an economic and strategic standpoint.

Theatre and Stage Law 

Theatre and Stage Law encompasses all legal areas relevant to the theatre business and its professionals. This especially embraces Copyright Law including the optimal exploitation of dramatic rights or theatrical works (e.g. digital and analog secondary exploitation, as well as publishing rights), together with Labor or Employment Law with its theatrical aspects (“Tendenzbetrieb” or tendency operation, i.e. people working on the production, artists’ social insurance, etc.). Brehm & v. Moers advises both state and private theatre companies as well as producers, performers, choreographers, authors, script advisors, composers and other parties involved in the business, with regard to optimally safeguarding and exploiting their respective rights.