The Lawyer for

Artists

The Lawyer
for

Artists

Romy Graske, Rechtsänwältin

Lawyer

Romy Graske

As a German attorney for artists, expats, freelancers and businesses in the creative industries, I am specialized in the following core areas.

Tax & Social Security Law with references to Labour Law
  • tax planning & tax disputes with the German finance authorities
  • cross-border activities of employees, freelancers, entrepreneurs and expats/ expatriates in other EU countries or third countries (international labor law, social security law and tax law) with reference to Germany
  • German artists‘ social insurance („Künstlersozialversicherung“)
  • bogus self-employment
  • corporate tax law (national and cross-border)
Business Law
  • drafting of contracts (general terms and conditions, event and cooperation agreements)
  • Representation vis-à-vis collecting societies (GEMA, VG Wort)
  • Employment law (for digital nomads, expats and digital companies)
  • Litigation law
Public Law
  • Labor migration law (right of residence for artists from abroad, employment with foreign employer)

  • Representation vis-à-vis the regulatory authorities in connection with event regulations

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat and tears.

Simon Sinek

Romy Graske, Rechtsberatung für Künstler
Haufe Akademie

Artists see the world with different eyes. They are perfectionists with an eye for the detail. They make visible what other people are unable to see, and in doing so they sometimes forget the world around them.

It is very similar to the legal profession. It requires meticulous processing of the facts in order to then develop a strategy to solve a problem. This requires stamina, a fighting spirit but also creativity and the most effective drive for these is passion. This is my source of inspiration.

I studied law at the University of Regensburg (Bavaria) and the Humboldt University in Berlin. I then completed my legal clerkship at the Berlin District Court of Appeal, specializing in business and tax law.

 

I passed both state law examinations with the grade „fully satisfactory“, which is considered as a special mark of quality among lawyers. In 2016, I was finally admitted to the bar. I worked for internationally active companies as well as medium-sized law firms in business law (with a focus on taxes), and currently as an in-house lawyer in a SaaS ScaleUp.

In addition to my work as a lawyer, I successfully completed the theoretical part of my training as a specialist lawyer in tax law and attend annual further training courses on corporate and tax law topics.