Dr. iur. Stefan Rüll grew up between Munich and Lake Starnberg in the south of Germany, studied and earned his doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich where he also started his professional career as defense attorney of doctors in a leading German law firm for law of medicine.
In 1988 he switched to the audio-visual industry, first as general counsel and proxy holder of the Polyphon-group based in Hamburg, later as managing director within the SENATOR group of companies in Munich and Berlin. He opened his own law firm in Berlin in 1996 in order to dedicate himself exclusively to the media, in particular to international films and audio-visual projects as independent lawyer.
Stefan Rüll is a member of the Bar Association in Berlin and of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, founding member of the association MiMMA–Mediation in the Media, Music & the Arts e.V., member of the European Film Academy (EFA), member of the Académie Franco-Allemande du Cinéma, and sustaining member of Deutsche Filmakademie.
When he is not in his office he loves i.a. water sports, the mountains, woods and meadows, jogging, cycling, certain fellow human beings, books and e-mails, savory meals lovingly prepared by others, lively discussions, silence, and meditation.