In her lecture "Contract Law in Times of Corona", Sonja Laaser explains the current legal situation as well as providing answers to the questions:
- What should I do if my event is cancelled and what recommendations are there for action?
- What is the definition of such terms as ‘force majeure’ or ‘impossibility of performance’?
- Do I have a legal claim for a cancellation fee if events are cancelled?
- I have already incurred travel expenses – what can I do?
- How do I make contractual agreements in future to allow for the eventuality that the event is cancelled?
- My event has public funding – how do I deal with the funding money?
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Sonja Laaser studied Law at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and Dramaturgy at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. Until 2011 she was the General Manager of the Ballhaus Ost and founded the art magazine ArtiBerlin. While studying Law she did her internship with the Berlin Senate Administration for Culture and Europe.
This varied range of experience helps her to have a good understanding of her clients and to give them thorough advice. Her law firm, founded in 2015, specialises in advising culture professionals in the areas of law of copyright, public sector contract awards, donations, tax and corporate law as well as matters surrounding artists’ social security insurance.
Together with Julia Wissert she initiated and developed the anti-racism clause.
She is a specialist lawyer for copyright and media law.