Reinher Karl founded the law firm Beiler Karl Platzbecker & Partner in 2003 which delivers a full service to companies from the creative industries and the IT sector as well as to artists. Since 2007 he is the legal counsel of the Association of Independent Music Companies (VUT e.V.). The independents are the innovators and early adopters, discovering new talents and producing 80% of all new releases. Reinher Karl is VUT’s contact person for all legal and political issues and advocates VUT interests regarding the political, economic and cultural significance of the independent music sector. Specializing in copyright, media, internet and data protection law he is a requested expert of decision-making and consultative bodies at the European, national and regional level.