Malte Behrmann

Professor & Attorney, BBW Hochschule Berlin

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Malte Behrmann is a professor and independent attorney based in Berlin. He teaches management, communication and law at BBW Hochschule Berlin, the largest private business school (fachhochschule) in the city.

After law studies in Bonn and Munich, Malte pursued audiovisual communication management at Valenciennes University in France. He holds a PhD in media science from the University of Berlin (Humboldt University). Malte has led legal and development affairs at a Korean animation studio, and co-founded the German National Association of Game Developers. He served there as political director for seven years. As general secretary of the European Game Developer Federation (EGDF), he then represented game development issues to EU institutions for more than 10 years. Malte participated in this time in six EU research projects, most lately in support of European game developers in the transition of the digital shift.

His main political achievements are public funding for game development in Germany and Europe, e.g. through the MEDIA and Horizon 2020 programs, and the cultural recognition of the games sector (e.g. Deutscher Computerspielpreis). Malte is author of two books and publishes regularly in trade magazines. Besides his legal and university work, Malte lectures regularly at Games Academy in Berlin and Valenciennes University. Malte has given more than 300 presentations and keynotes at major game development conferences worldwide.

Learn more about BBW Hochschule Berlin at www.bbw-hochschule.de.

About Malte's Sessions

Games and the Law


  A program of four sessions on relevant issues concerning game development and the law, moderated by Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann, Professor & Attorney, BBW Hochschule Berlin Session 1: What New EU Data Regulation Means for Game Developers Presented by Leena Kuusniemi, Senior Legal Counsel, Rovio Entertainment and discussion with Olivier Oosterbaan, Partner, Leopold Meijnen […]