Florian Frisse, born in Bonn, studied law at the University of Hamburg focussing on IT and communications law. During his clerkship he worked in the legal department of a telecommunications company. After completing his clerkship, he worked as a self-employed lawyer and partner at the specialist copyright and media law firm Kornmeier & Partner, which merged with Schalast in 2016. In 2009 he completed his Master of Laws (LL.M.) focussing on IT law at the Düsseldorf Law School. Mr Frisse has since 2013 been a certified specialist lawyer for copyright and media law.