Dr. Christoph Wagner
Christoph Wagner is a partner of Morrison & Foerster in Berlin and co-chair of the firm’s global media group. He focuses on transactions and on strategic regulatory advice in the media, technology and communications industries.
Christoph Wagner is partner of Morrison & Foerster in Berlin and co-chair of the firm’s global media group. He focuses on transactions and on strategic regulatory advice in the media, technology and communications industries.
Christoph advised on visible technology, telecoms and cable transactions, including the 3G and 4G license auctions and the sale of Unitymedia. He handled prominent media transactions, such as 21st Century Fox’s sale of Sky Deutschland to BSkyB, Axel Springer’s acquisition of N24, Haim Saban’s acquisition and sale of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, and the acquisition of Champion’s League and Bundesliga soccer rights packages.
Prior to practicing as an attorney, he worked for the Berlin Media Authority, the European Commission and the European Parliament. From 2003 to 2007, he was alternate member of the German Media Ownership Commission (KEK). Since 2009, he has lectured European Media Law at the University of Potsdam. He has authored numerous essays and articles on topics relevant to the industries, such as net neutrality, digitization and cable consolidation.
Christoph Wagner is a leading TMT, M&A and regulatory lawyer who is consistently recognized by Chambers, Legal 500 and JUVE as a Leading Individual. Best Lawyers named him 2014-2015 Media Lawyer of the Year, 2013 Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year, and 2012 M&A Lawyer of the Year. Chambers has referred to Christoph Wagner as "the person who first comes to mind if one thinks about media deals in Germany."