The law firm 'Kanzlei Banasch' was established in 2004 by lawyer Frank Oliver Banasch after completing his law studies and legal clerkship in Hamburg/Brussels, as well as obtaining his second state examination in 1998.

Lawyer 'Olli' Banasch has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the entertainment business. He served as the long-time head of the legal department, authorized signatory, and management member of Stage Entertainment GmbH, the leading live entertainment company in Europe. In these roles, due to his expertise in national and international license agreements and copyright law, he was particularly responsible for the legal aspects related to the production, marketing, and exploitation of musical productions such as 'Disney's The Lion King,' Udo Jürgens' 'Ich war noch niemals in New York,' Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Tina – The Tina Turner Musical,' or Udo Lindenberg's 'Hinterm Horizont.'

He serves as a legal advisor to event and media companies, artists, authors, composers, producers, translators, cultural professionals, publishers, and agencies. As a competent and reliable partner with a strong network, he establishes the necessary legal foundations for the implementation and realization of the creative ideas and projects of his clients through trustworthy and personal collaboration.


Consulting Areas

  • Legal advice for national/international companies and individuals in the entertainment, creative, events, music, and media industries
  • Rights exploitation and artist management
  • Contractual design and legal support for projects in the entertainment sector
  • Consultation in the areas of compliance and data protection
  • Interim Legal Services
  • Interim management and executive management

Legal Areas

  • License contract law
  • Copyright and publishing law
  • Music, film, and television law
  • Event law
  • Trademark law
  • Compliance and data protection law
  • Competition and press law
  • Real estate law
  • Corporate law
  • Labor and industrial relations law


  • Advisory Board Member - Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung der Veranstalterrechte (GWVR)
  • Board Member - 'Freunde der Joop van den Ende Academy' e.V.


  • Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer, Hamburg (since 2004)
  • Supporting Member of the Deutsche Musical Akademie

Collaboration Partners

  • Rathauskanzlei Hamburg
  • Meyer-Davies & Christophers,
  • Kanzlei DIKEOS Abogados, Madrid,
  • Liz Roberts, Lawyer for Sports and Media Law, Founder and CEO of Sportsunite Monaco


  • Press Release STAGE Entertainment, January 2021 (EN)
  • Article Musikwoche, February 2021
  • Der Schuh des Manitu • Licensing for Munich/Salzburg


  • Handbook of the Specialist Attorney for Copyright and Media Law
    Chapter 'Law of Cultural Events'
  • Formulary Handbook of the Specialist Attorney for Copyright and Media Law Chapter 'Cultural Events'
  • IAEL Live Entertainment Handbook
    (International Association of Entertainment Lawyers)
    Chapter legal Aspects regarding the creation of Theatrical Productions'
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg - Lecture
    'Communication in the Interplay of Art, Commerce, and Contracts – a Presentation in 2 Acts'
  • Magazine "Unternehmensjurist" – Interview
    Theme 'Corporate Event'





Frank Oliver Banasch

Eidelstedter Brook 4
22457 Hamburg

Telefon: +49-(0)40-23 96 97 23
Mobil: +49-(0)174-200 88 22