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Axel Zimmermann, Partner

Axel Zimmermann




German, English, Italian

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Licensing
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Media
  • Sport

Practice notes

Axel Zimmermann is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s Munich office and a founding partner of the German entity. He is a member of the firm’s IP practice group as well as leading its Entertainment, Media & Sports team. For many years he was a member of the law firm's three-member management committee.

For more than 25 years, Axel has specialised in intellectual property, commercial and media law and mainly advises companies with a holistic and strategic approach, both in and out of court. His activities include the drafting of all relevant agreements, solving and structuring of complex issues as well as the conduct of complex cases. Axel is a member of several controlling bodies of business enterprises, has been acting as a lecturer on different specialist topics for many years and publishes his work. Among his longstanding clients are commercial enterprises, manufacturers of consumer goods, providers of financial services, advertising agencies, technology companies and others.

The JUVE Handbook 2018/2019 lists him as a frequently recommended lawyer, especially “experienced and pragmatic” and in 2017 “Outstanding strategist and dealmaker” (Competitor).

Legal 500 Deutschland mentions Axel several times in connection with various fields of activity and writes, among other things: "Axel Zimmermann is 'very quick' and provides 'very business-oriented advice'". He is recommended for Media law by Best Lawyers.

Axel's recent experience includes:

  • Very experienced in litigation and interim injunctions with focus on IP, Media and Sports
  • Broad experience in advising advertising agencies and marketing departments concerning strategic aspects in the context of competition and trade mark law
  • Extensive experience in strategic litigation during several complex proceedings with a focus on intellectual property law in the broadest sense;
  • Advice to a large number of medium-sized companies with a full service approach, direct sparing partner for the management

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