Partner ❘ Attorney ❘ LL.M.DR. JOHANNES BRUSKI LL.M.
Dr. Johannes Bruski is a partner of Bruski Smeets & Lange.  He has substantial know-how and many years of experience in advising clients on large volume transactions in the areas of M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, and has also represented clients in related court and arbitration proceedings. Domestic and international clients regularly seek his advice on complex transactions that often extend cross borders. He also advises on financing and on financial regulatory matters.
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Dr. Johannes Bruski is a partner of Bruski Smeets & Lange. He has substantial know-how and many years of experience in advising clients on large volume transactions in the areas of M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, and has also represented clients in related court and arbitration proceedings. Domestic and international clients regularly seek his advice on complex transactions that often extend cross borders. He also advises on financing and on financial regulatory matters. 

He is the author of a number of legal publications and has taught at the universities of Jena and Hamburg. In 1989 he received the “Quebec Securities Commission Award for Research in Securities”.

Languages: German, English, Italian, French 

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Partner| AttorneyDR. PETER SMEETS
Dr. Peter Smeets is a founding partner of the law firm of Bruski Smeets & Lange. Clients appreciate his extensive and long expertise in the areas of asset finance, structured finance, M&A, and private equity and venture capital. In addition, Peter Smeets is licensed by the Federal Financial Services Regulatory Authority (BaFin) to manage a financial institution and advises financial services providers in compliance and regulatory matters at the management level.
Peter Smeets studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main and received his doctorate from the University of Konstanz. After graduating from law school he began his career in 1995 working for the renowned law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. At the beginning of 2001, he founded his own law firm, Smeets Haas Wolff, which merged with the international law firm of Paul Hastings in 2008. From 2008 until 2015 Peter Smeets managed the Frankfurt office of Paul Hastings and was a member of the firm's global management committee. In 2017 he founded the law firm of Bruski Smeets & Lange together with Enrique Tortell and Edouard Lange.

Languages: German, English

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Partner| AttorneyEDOUARD LANGE
Edouard Lange is a partner of the law firm of Bruski Smeets & Lange. His clients benefit from his many years of experience with strategic issues involving all areas of corporate finance, the analysis and optimization of existing financing solutions, and the implementation of all types of equity capital and debt capital financing. His legal practice focuses on clients in the areas of structured finance, including structured real estate loans, export and project financing, acquisition financing, and the securitization of loan receivables and trade payables.
Edouard Lange studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main and the University of Paris X Nanterre. In 2003 he began his career at Smeets Haas Wolff, and from 2008 until 2017 he was a partner at Paul Hastings in Frankfurt. Since fall 2017 he has been a partner at Bruski Smeets & Lange.

Languages: German, English, French

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AttorneyULRIKE SEDLAK
The legal practice of Ulrike Sedlak focuses on commercial and corporate law, as well as insurance law. Ulrike Sedlak also has many years of experience in the area of intellectual property law.
After graduating from law school at the University of Munich, she first worked as a freelancer for different law firms practicing both civil and criminal law. Since 2012 she has worked for the law firm of Tortell and later the law firm of Bruski Smeets & Lange.

Languages: German, English, French

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AttorneyTATJANA WINK
The legal practice of Tatjana Wink focuses on commercial and corporate law, Banking and Finance, unfair competition law and commercial leasing.
After graduating from law school at the University of Frankfurt am Main, she worked as in-house counsel for the legal department of a German food manufacturer. Since 2016 she has worked for the law firm of Tortell and later the law firm of Bruski Smeets & Lange.

Languages: German, English

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AttorneyDR. FELIX M. MICHL
Felix Michl practices general civil law specializing in art law. In this area he advises clients on issues arising under contract law, corporate law, and estate law, as well as on intellectual property issues. In all of the aforementioned areas he also represents the interests of his clients in court. He is a professor at SRH University Heidelberg, where he heads the bachelor's program in business law. Another focus of his legal practice is the area of Banking and Finance.
Felix Michl studied law and European art history at the University of Heidelberg. He spent part of his federal law clerkship working in Tokyo, Japan. At the University of Heidelberg he also wrote his doctoral thesis on legal issues arising in connection with contemporary photography. He is a member of the German-Japanese Association of Lawyers (DJJV), the Institute for Art and Law (IFKUR), and the German Photography Association (DGPh). At the latter, he is a member of the management board section for "art, market, and law." Since 2017 he has worked as a freelancer for Bruski Smeets & Lange.

Languages: German, English

 

Publications:
  • Die limitierte Auflage, Rechtsfragen zeitgenössischer Fotokunst, 2016 (Diss.)
  • Wenn es immer und überall „klick“ machen kann. Die Allgegenwärtigkeit von Smartphonefotografie als Herausforderung für das Recht, in: Knaller, Susanne/Pichler, Doris (Hrsg.), Recht im medialen Feld, PhiN- Beiheft 12/2017, S. 46-58
  • „Limitierte Auflagen in der zeitgenössischen Fotokunst – Überlegungen zu ihrer Rechtsnatur und Verbindlichkeit“, in: Weller/Kemle (Hrsg.) „Kultur im Recht – Recht als Kultur“, 2016, S. 145-156
  • „Verjährungsprobleme im Kunstfälschungsprozess“, Bulletin Kunst&Recht, 2016/1, S. 43
  • BGH: Urheberrechtliche Zulässigkeit des so genannten „Framing“ – Die Realität II (Urteilsanmerkung), LMK 2016, 376535
  • „‚Streetphotography‘ – Crowdfunding Klage scheitert vor Kammergericht“, Kunstrechtsspiegel 02/2015, S. 15
  • Interview: „Auflagen-Wunder Fotografie: Die Fotografie ist DAS Medium unserer Zeit“, seen.by Magazin, 25.03.2015
  • Kurzinterview: „Welche Sicherheit die Auflagenlimitierung dem Sammler bietet“, Informationsdienst KUNST, Nr. 572 (19.02.2015), S. 5-7
  • „Fotokunst: Teuer bezahlte Versprechen verpflichten“, Handelsblatt (online), 12.02.2015
  • „Neuprints im Großformat – Rechtsstreit Jonathan Sobel vs. William Eggleston“, Photonews 6/2013, S. 4
  • „Die Limitierung der Auflage“, Art Value 10 (2012), S. 62 ff.

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