Annett Rombach > Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB > Frankfurt am Main, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Senckenberganlage 16
60325 Frankfurt

Work Department

International commercial and sports arbitration, sports law


Annett Rombach, LL.M. (University of Miami), Partner, advises in the multifaceted areas of Sports law and in international commercial and sports arbitration matters. She has special expertise as counsel in corporate and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of all leading arbitration institutions. Mrs. Rombach regularly serves as arbitrator in national and international sports and commercial arbitration proceedings. As a sole arbitrator at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) in Geneva, she has resolved more than 100 proceedings relating to contractual and employment law disputes between basketball clubs, players and agents to date. Since January 2018, she is also an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. Furthermore, Mrs. Rombach is appointed regularly as arbitrator in commercial arbitrations, and she serves as permanent arbitrator at the Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA) in Zurich.


Partner at Klinkert Rechtsanwälte (since 2020); Associate at Klinkert Rechtsanwälte (since 2015); Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt (2009 – 2015).


German, English


DIS – Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V.; DIS40 – Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler; ASDS (Association Suisse de Droit du Sport); ASA Below 40; ArbitralWoman


Admission to the Bar (2009); Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main (second state examination 2008), stage at the International Dispute Resolution practice group of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York; Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Miami School of Law (USA) with a focus on International Commercial Law (2005-2006), Fulbright scholarship; Legal Study at the Free University of Berlin (first state examination 2005), scholarship at the  German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Medien > Entertainment

Medien- und Sportrecht zählen zu den Hauptspezialisierungsgebieten von Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, wobei das Urheberrecht sowie Lizenzen eine besonders zentrale Rolle spielen; hierbei ist der Co-Leiter Piet Bubenzer als Berater und Prozessanwalt tätig. Annett Rombach, die Ende 2020 zur Partnerin ernannt wurde, übernahm die Co-Praxisleitung von André Söldner, der zu Blue Port Legal wechselte; sie ist insbesondere für ihre Erfahrung und ‘hervorragenden Rechtskenntnisse’ im Sportbereich anerkannt. In diesem Feld konnte die Gruppe im gleichen Zeitfenster David Müller von Dentons gewinnen.

Germany > Media > Entertainment

Media and sports law are among Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB‘s core specialisations, with copyright and licenses playing a particularly central role; here, co-head Piet Bubenzer assists with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Annett Rombach, who made partner at the end of 2020, took over co-practice lead from André Söldner, who joined Blue Port Legal; she is particularly renowned for her experience and ‘excellent legal knowledge‘ in the sports sector. David Müller, who also focuses on the sports industry, joined from Dentons.