Berlin, 28 January 2016 – Dr Christian-Henner Hentsch (37) is the new in-house legal adviser at the BIU, the German Games Industry Association, as of January 2016. Hentsch is responsible for the association’s legal issues and services and will act as a point of contact for members on all legal questions. He replaces Brigitte Wagner, who is leaving the association at the end of January.
“I am delighted to welcome Christian-Henner Hentsch to the BIU team. He is an experienced legal expert who is familiar with industry matters.‘I am delighted to welcome Christian-Henner Hentsch to the BIU team. He is an experienced legal expert who is familiar with industry matters,’ says BIU Managing Director Dr Maximilian Schenk, welcoming the new team member. ‘Christian-Henner Hentsch will develop our legal services further and provide our members with expert legal advice. He will continue the successful work carried out by Brigitte Wagner, and we take this opportunity to thank her once again for her work for the BIU.’
Dr. Maximilian Schenk, Geschäftsführer BIU
‘The games industry is the most innovative and most rapidly growing sector of the cultural and creative industries and I am delighted to be working for it,’ says Dr Christian-Henner Hentsch, commenting on his appointment at the BIU. ‘I will be campaigning to have the legal framework strengthened not only for the German games industry, but for Germany’s entire IT, software and creative industry.’
About Dr Christian-Henner Hentsch
After studying law and history in Freiburg and Bonn and working as an articled clerk in Düsseldorf, Washington DC, Frankfurt and Berlin, Hentsch worked for the vice-chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, being responsible for copyright and other commercial law matters. Subsequently, he represented the interests of TV and radio stations and newspaper and magazine publishers for VG Media, the German collecting society. He is also a lecturer at the Cologne Research Centre for Media Law.
About the BIU
BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (German Games Industry Association) is the association of the German computer and video games industry. Its 26 members are developers, publishers and providers of digital games, and they represent over 85 per cent of the German market. The BIU is, for example, the sponsor of gamescom. As an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, the BIU answers all questions on the topic of digital games.
BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e. V.
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