Christian Frodl > Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB > Frankfurt am Main, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Senckenberganlage 16
60325 Frankfurt

Work Department

Sports Business Law, Copyright and Media Law, Trade and Distribution


Christian Frodl, LL.M. (University of Melbourne), Counsel, specializes in advising the sports and media industries. He began his career as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie and worked at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) from 2009 to 2016, most recently in the position of Senior Legal Counsel. During this time, he focused on advising the DFL Group on their commercial activities. He played a leading role in the tender of the Bundesliga media rights in 2012 and 2016 as well as in the setup and implementation of the DFL’s sports data business. In 2017, Christian Frodl moved to Sky Deutschland, where he was responsible for the management of national and international sports rights. In this role, his responsibilities included rights acquisition, media exploitation and the strategic development of new business and sales models. Christian Frodl is considered one of the leading experts at the interface of sports and media in the DACH region. He has an excellent network in the industry following his tenures at DFL and Sky.


Counsel at Klinkert Rechtsanwälte (since 2021), Frankfurt am Main; Director Sports Rights & Commercialization at Sky Deutschland, Munich (2017-2021); Postgraduate studies with graduation as Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2014-2015); Senior Legal Counsel at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, Frankfurt am Main (2009 – 2016); Admission to the bar and Associate with Baker & McKenzie, Frankfurt am Main (2009)


German, English


Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Mainz (Second State Exam 2008) with stages, among others, at Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt am Main/London and Arnecke Sibeth, Frankfurt am Main; Law studies at the University of Trier, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (First State Exam 2006)