DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 London Wall, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 5EA

Contact: Özgür Kahale, Pro Bono Counsel, Europe

T +33 1 40 15 25 13
F +33 1 40 15 24 01
M +33 698 46 52 78



Geographic area served: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK

Type of organization: Private law firm

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets; freelance journalists; civic media/bloggers; NGOs that provide legal, financial or advocacy support for journalists/media outlets, and/or journalist associations.

Type of support: Legal

Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; filing amicus briefs to domestic and/or international courts in specific cases; providing supporting legal briefs and case law  to NGOs or journalist associations that are directly litigating cases involving journalists/media outlets facing legal proceedings; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; providing pre-publication legal advice / counsel to journalists, media outlets, journalist associations, regarding content-related issues or other regulations;  legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of cases: Freedom of information claims brought by a journalist/media outlet; cases involving issues of source protection and/or whistle-blowing; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations of professional codes of ethics.

Fee structure: Pro-bono