Ebene 3

Publications and Speeches (Selection):

“Is ‘Virtual Reality’ a New Kind of Use?”, Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht (ZUM) 2017, 207 MF_ZUM 17, 3_VR_Red

“Doing Business in Europe”, Game Business & Legal Affairs Conference, presented by the Video Game Bar Association (VGBA), UCLA School of Law, May 2013

„Practical Problems in Enforcing Infringement Claims“, Interdisciplinary Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Mannheim (IGZ), June 2013

„Transferring DVD Rights on Second Level in Legacy Agreements“, Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht (ZUM) 2006, 306

„Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. A Study based on the TRIPS-Convention “, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2005

• Chamber of Lawyers Munich
• State Bar of California
• Video Game Bar Association (VGBA)

• German
• English
• Spanish
• French

Interests: skiing, sailing, traveling, literature, music



Chief Legal Officer of Cloud Imperium Games


Admittance as Attorney to the State Bar of California

2017 – 2023

General Counsel Europe of Cloud Imperium Games with offices in Frankfurt, Manchester, Los Angeles and Austin

2009 – 2015

General Counsel of Crytek GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Director of Crytek (Shanghai) Software Co. Ltd., China


The law firm Lausen receives the Juve-Award “Media Law Firm of the Year”, Dr. Martin Franz highlighted as “excellent”


Certified Specialist in Copyright and Media Law


Graduation to PhD of the law school of LMU Munich, Germany

2002 – 2003

Scholarship at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany

2001 – 2009

Member of the law firm Lausen Rechtsanwälte, Munich, at the end as partner. Giving legal advice to and conducting court proceedings for leading video game, film and IT companies as well as media funds in Germany and abroad


Bar exam at the Court of Appeals, Munich, Germany


State exam at the University of Munich (LMU), Germany

1997 – 2001

Working with the law firms Freshfields (Brussels/Belgium), De Sola Pate & Brown (Caracas/Venezuela) and Allende & Brea (Buenos Aires/Argentina)