Johanna Schönfelder

Press Law, Media Law, Copyright Law

Johanna Schönfelder is an attorney-at-law who specialises in the creative industries. She advises companies, bloggers, photographers and more on various issues of media, press and copyright law. She is the person to speak to when it comes to designing websites, blogs and contracts, the legally compliant use and marketing of content, and taking action against harmful statements made on social media platforms.

Johanna Schönfelder has been on the Spirit Legal team since 2017. Before this, she taught and worked as a research assistant at Leipzig University’s Faculty of Law, worked for the Spanish start-up Happy Erasmus in Valencia, and in the legal department of Google Germany in Hamburg.

She studied law in Leipzig, specialising in international and European private law and comparative law. Research visits and her penchant for English and Spanish led her to Barcelona and Oxford, among other places. Johanna Schönfelder is currently pursuing a doctorate on comparative copyright law issues involving artificial intelligence.

In her free time, Johanna Schönfelder enjoys music and travelling. She can regularly be found at jazz clubs or on the swing dance floors of various European cities, backpacking in South America, or enjoying winter walks by the sea.

The Leipzig-based law firm Spirit Legal advises domestic and foreign businesses with an international focus. Our core consulting expertise is in the areas of e-commerce, corporate, competition, trademark, IT and data protection law. When it comes to legal matters, our industry experience makes us the ideal specialists for start-ups, travel companies and the hotel industry.

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