ott regulation About us

About us


This homepage is operated by the German law firm Schalast Rechtsanwälte as head of an international expert group of law firms specialised on OTT regulation. The expert group was founded under the roof of Multilaw, a global network of independent law firms. We advise clients on all matters of OTT regulation in the European Union and beyond. This website has been created to provide OTT providers as well as the interested public with a comprehensive overview of the legal framework in which OTT providers operate.

Schalast Rechtsanwälte

Schalast Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading law firms in Germany with offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart. Providing clients from the telecommunications and cable sector with comprehensive advice is a traditional focus of our law firm. Schalast is regularly engaged in international compliance projects. The regulation of OTT providers has been a focus of our lawyers for many years. In 2020, Schalast initiated the foundation of the Multilaw Special Interest Group on OTT communications to provide clients with a one-stop-shop solution for EU-wide compliance.

Dr. Georg Berger

Georg Berger has 20 years of experience in communications law. He has worked in-house in large international telecommunications enterprises, both in legal and regulatory departments. Georg has also long-standing experience as an external counsel, advising nationally and internationally.


Phone:  +49 (0) 40 33 46 04 10

Jochen Harttung, LL.M.

(University of Toronto)

Jochen Harttung has worked as a lawyer in IT and telecommunications law since 2016. He advises clients both in and out of court. Jochen regularly participates in compliance projects such as the international rollout of new communications products.


Phone:  +49 (0) 40 33 46 04 10


In 2020, Schalast Rechtsanwälte founded an international expert group of law firms specialised on OTT regulation under the roof of Multilaw. Multilaw is a leading global network of independent law firms. It was founded in 1990 on the premise that an alliance of carefully selected, independent firms working together worldwide offered the most effective way of fulfilling clients’ international needs. Today more than ever, business and corporate relationships frequently embrace ever-changing combinations of nations, continents, cultures, languages and laws. Performing effectively in this complex, global environment demands expert legal advice clients can rely on and with over 10,000 lawyers in more than 150 commercial centres, Multilaw is the perfect legal partner.

Find out more about the Multilaw network here.