Christian Solmecke

Lawyer | Partner

* 13th November 1973, Hagen (Westphalia)

Practice areas

  • IT Law
  • Media Law
  • Competition Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Internet Law (in particular: File Sharing)

Foreign languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Studied Law at the Universities of Bochum and Cologne
  • 2001-2002 LL.M. (Master of Laws in IT law). Post-graduate degree obtained at the Universities of Hannover and Leuven (Belgium) within the European Legal Informatics Study Programme; specialisation in IT law, media law and contract law
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge USA (IT law seminar)
  • 2002-2004 Traineeship completed in the Düsseldorf Regional Appeal Court district; seats at: PWC Veltins/Heussen (IT and telecommunications law), Höller Solicitors (domain disputes, contract law), Regional Government Düsseldorf (blocking websites)
  • 2004-2006 Lawyer at MICHAEL Solicitors and Notaries
  • 2006-2009 Lawyer at Wilde & Beuger in Cologne
  • Since 2010 Partner at WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE in Cologne


  • German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein)
  • EULISP Alumni

Other activities

  • Until 2004 – freelance journalist and radio presenter (including for Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

Christian Solmecke as an author

Social Media and Law in „Multimedia-Law Guide”

Social Media und Recht in Handbuch Multimedia-Recht

Trading on the Internet

Christian Solmecke – Handel im Netz

Mobile Apps

Christian Solmecke - Mobile Apps

SEO and the Law in “Search Engine Optimization Guide”

Christian Solmecke - SEO & Recht

Social Web and the Law

Christian Solmecke - Recht im Social Web

3D Printing – Legal Aspects

Christian Solmecke - 3D-Druck - Rechtliche Aspekte

Social Media in Municipalities

Christian Solmecke - Social Media in den Kommunen

Guide on Photography Rights

Christian Solmecke - Handbuch Fotorecht

Guide on File Sharing

Christian Solmecke - Handbuch Filesharing

Internet Law for Parents

Christian Solmecke - Internetrecht für Eltern


Christian Solmecke - SEO Recht

Periodic publications


Publications in professional journals


Publications in professional legal journals

Publications in conference proceedings

    DSRI - Herbstakademie

Herbstakademie der DSRI

  • Herbstakademie 2014 – Rechtliche Aspekte des 3D-Drucks
  • Herbstakademie 2013 – Darlegungs- und Beweislast im Filesharing-Verfahren
  • Herbstakademie 2012 – Wirksamkeit von Nutzungsbedingungen in sozialen Netzen
  • Herbstakademie 2011 – Social Media – Aktuelle Rechtliche Entwicklungen
  • Herbstakademie 2010 – Rechtsprobleme bei Massenabmahnungen im Internet
  • Herbstakademie 2008 – Filesharing – Technische Hintergründe und Abmahnpraxis
  • Interviews & Press

    Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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