Dr. Lukas Mezger

E-Mail mezger@unverzagt.law
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IT and data protection law

  • special focus on online and communication matters, especially for the following sectors:
    • online marketing (ad tech)
    • eCommerce
    • eHealth
    • Big Data and AI, especially in banking and insurance
  • drafting and revising contracts and standard clauses
  • GDPR compliance certifications


Copyright and media law

  • special focus on corporations and individuals in the film, advertising and online sectors, especially artists and agencies
  • drafting and revising contracts and standard clauses


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Foreign languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • French



  • 2006–2011 Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and Libera Università degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Rome
  • 2011 First legal state exam at the Hanseatic higher regional court
  • 2011–2013 Legal trainee to the Hanseatic higher regional court, including posts at the Northern German Broadcasting Corporation (NDR, Hamburg) and at the Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco)
  • 2014 Admission to the Hamburg bar
  • 2016 Ph.D. in copyright and design law, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel
  • 2021 IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe)



  • Die Schutzschwelle für Werke der angewandten Kunst im deutschen und europäischen Recht (The Threshold of Originality for Works of Applied Art in German and European Law), V&R 2017.
  • (with Tobias Lutzi) Wikipedia und Rechtsvergleichung, in: von Schlieffen/Fischer (eds.), Tagungsband zum interdisziplinären Symposium 'Rechtsquelle Wikipedia? Praxis–Fiktionen–Standards',  pp. 17–25 (PDF).
  • (with Leonard Dobusch) Öffentlich-rechtlicher Mehr-Wert: „Terra X“ wird Wikipedia, Der Tagesspiegel, 3 January 2020 (online)
  • Tanja Podolski: "Wir haben eine Ver­ant­wor­tung als Organe der Rechtspf­lege", Legal Tribune Online, 19.3.2021 (interview, online)
  • Facebook darf persönlichkeitsrechtsverletzende Beiträge löschen („Musel“) (review of OLG Rostock, case no. 2 U 19/20), GRUR-Prax 2021, 384
  • DS-GVO-Schadensersatzanspruch gegen Behörde ist Amtshaftungsanspruch (review of FG Berlin-Brandenburg, case no. 16 K 16155/21), GRUR-Prax 2022


Honorary positions 

  • co-chair of the intellectual property and media law group, Bucerius Alumni
  • member of the supervisory board, Science Media Center Germany
  • member of the advisory board for diversity, Public Film Fund for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein
  • member of the Sustainable Digital Advertising Lab, German Association for the Digital Economy (IAB Germany)
  • member of the board, pension fund for the Hamburg bar
  • (until September 2022) member of the board, Lawyers for Future Germany
  • (until May 2022) chair of the supervisory board, Wikimedia Deutschland