One of the major reference guide books for law firms in Germany "Kanzleihandbuch für Deutschland 2014" (Nomos Verlag) exposes the list of clients of the Frankfurt-based entertainment law department as "Who is Who of national and international artists, producers and content owners". The department is headed by Götz Schneider-Rothhaar.
Since 1994, Götz Schneider-Rothhaar has worked almost exclusively in the fields of copyright and media law in the entertainment and marketing trade. During the period from 1994 to 1997, he worked at various law firms specialized in the fields of copyright and media law in the entertainment and marketing trade in Frankfurt and London. From 1998 to 2009, he was the owner of the law firm Schneider-Rothhaar Rechtsanwälte specialized in entertainment law and, in 2009, was a co-founder partner of the professional partnership FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Frankfurt am Main.
Götz Schneider-Rothhaar represents persons and enterprises in connection with music, film, TV, internet, advertising, photography, design, franchising, online trade, distribution and trade marks. Beyond that, his activities mainly focus on the production, marketing and exploitation of digital content and the fields of national and international Collecting Societies such as. GEMA or GVL, on press matters (e.g. in the protection of images and in the verbal reporting about celebrities), on the fields of sports and TV marketing as well as on the legal counselling of cultural events.
He sees himself as a marketing lawyer. On the subject of marketing, Götz Schneider-Rothhaar says: "Only a person who deals with rights and their licensing in a careful manner and within a sensibly planned overall context can create and preserve values in the marketing of persons and products."
Götz Schneider-Rothhaar is a regular participant in panels and congresses e.g. at the music trade fairs Reeperbahnfestival (Hamburg), Musikmesse (Frankfurt am Main) and MIDEM (Cannes / France) or other specialist conferences, such as the film festival Rio Market in Rio de Janeiro. He gives lectures and holds workshops on the subjects of copyright and media law, has already published various articles on these subjects and is member of the German Executive Committee of the IAEL (International Association of Entertainment Lawyers).
Götz Schneider-Rothhaar is a member of the "Lawyer specialized in copyright and media law" (Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht) committee of the Chamber of Lawyers in Frankfurt am Main. He trains lawyers specialized in copyright and media law and is a lecturer at the University of Mainz in the LL.M. Media Law master course.