|Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler was a member of the steering committee of the "Deutsche
Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen", a registered German non-profit
association for anyone interested in the United Nations. He was also a member of
the German Commission for UNESCO and chair of the "Internationale Forschungsgesellschaft
für Kommunikationsrecht", an international association for research on communication
law. In the SPIEGEL scandal of 1962 Löffler contributed with a publication
about the constitutional mission of the press. Apart from numerous publications within Germany, Löffler also
was a co-editor of Lord Denning's s Report on the British Profumo Affair in 1963.
After writing the first two editions of his "Kommentar zum
Presserecht" on his own in 1955 and 1968, his
partners Karl-Egbert Wenzel and Klaus Sedelmeier were co-authors of the third
edition (1983). After Löffler's death the fourth edition
of the book was published by Wenzel and Sedelmeier in 1997
with support from other attorneys of the law firm. The fifth
edition was published by Klaus Sedelmeier and Emanuel H. Burkhardt
in October 2006. The sixth edition was published by Emanuel H. Burkhardt and Klaus Sedelmeier in May 2015.
In 1956 Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler founded the "Studienkreis für Presserecht
und Pressefreiheit", a society of professionals with a specific
interest in media law, and continued to be both its chair and
intellectual mastermind until he passed away in 1987. Karl
Egbert Wenzel took over the chairmanship until his death in
1998. Since then Emanuel H. Burkhardt has been the chairman of the association.
In 1960 Karl-Egbert Wenzel joined Löffler's s law firm.
He further established the reputation of the firm. Wenzel published his book
"Das Recht der Wort- und Bildberichterstattung" as early as
1966 (2nd edition 1979, 3rd edition 1986 and 4th edition 1994).
The fifth edition of this frequently quoted classic in the
field of press law was continued after Wenzel's death by Emanuel
H. Burkhardt, Joachim von Strobl-Albeg and Waldemar Gamer, sixth edition by Emanuel H. Burkhardt, Joachim von Strobl-Albeg and Karl-Nikolaus Peifer, University of Cologne in September 2018.
Wenzel was also a specialist in the field of copyright law.
In 1987 he published "Urheberrecht für die Praxis"
- the 2nd and 3rd editions followed in 1990 and 1996. Emanuel
H. Burkhardt published the 4th edition in 1999 and the 5th edition in 2009. However, most
importantly Wenzel was an enthusiastic lawyer who contributed
to many fundamental court rulings in both media and copyright
law. He was involved in the German Federal Constitutional Court's
ruling of the "Hackethal Beschluss" concerning advertising
practices for doctors, as well as the rulings of the German
Federal Court of Justice relating to copyright law "Hummel-Figuren"
(together with Klaus Sedelmeier) and "Verschenktexte I" and
"Verschenktexte II" concerning copyright issues and the protection
of work titles.
The following lawyers have joined the law firm Löffler-Wenzel-Sedelmeier
in the past few decades: Joachim Ritter von Strobl-Albeg (to 12/2019) in
1977, Eva Maria Löhner in 1982, Waldemar Gamer in 1989 (to 06/2016) ,
Emanuel H. Burkhardt in 1992, 1995 Andreas Pucher (to 08/2018), Susanne Grimm. Since January 2006 Löffler-Wenzel-Sedelmeier's
s business law activity has been expanded through the entry
of Walter Hübner (attorney – withal notary, retired) into the firm.