In 1990, Dr. Arthur Waldenberger laid one of the foundations for our law firm today. As a researcher at Munich's Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law (industrial property rights, copyright, competition law), he wrote his dissertation thesis on a topic at the interface of intellectual property and corporate law.
Waldenberger has been engaged predominantly in these fields of law ever since. In the 1990s, he gained professional experience as an attorney with major international law firms. It was due in no small part to the discoveries made by Hermann Simon in his book "Hidden Champions", published in 1997, that Waldenberger was prompted to establish a law firm that would offer consulting services for companies focusing on innovative business models. As long-standing in-house counsel for the German Magazine Publishers Association, Waldenberger gained knowledge of the inner workings of a wide variety of medium-sized businesses.
In 2002, Waldenberger Rechtsanwälte was established in Berlin. The law firm is distinguished by the close interrelation of two fields of law that traditionally are considered separate: corporate law, on the one hand, and intellectual property and competition law on the other. This boundary-transcending work and the probably unique know-how acquired by our team of attorneys, affiliated certified public accountants, tax advisors and patent attorneys constitute the specific added value for companies whose business model is based to a great extent on intellectual property, regardless of what form.