It is difficult to define “sports law” because this area of the law is so wide-ranging. Sports law covers very different legal aspects as it is based on two main pillars: the regulations set by the sports associations and federations on the one hand, and state law with general rules which also apply in sports-related matters on the other hand. This complexity and, in addition, the increasing commercialization of sport, often calls for legal advice and/or legal assistance for participants in professional sports. As rules and regulations apply at all levels of sport, legal advice may also be required in amateur sports.
Have you been charged with a violation of disciplinary rules? Do you need assistance in relation to anti-doping regulations? Do you want to draft new articles of association or amend the existing ones? Are you a party in proceedings before national or international legal bodies of associations/federations, arbitral tribunals or state courts and need legal assistance? Are you looking for a speaker on sports law issues? Do you need advice or representation concerning contract negotiations or transfers of players? Do you need any other assistance with regard to sports law issues?
Sports law is not just my profession but my passion. In this context, I am glad to practise in different roles, e.g. as counsel, consultant, arbitrator or speaker. As the legal partner for federations, associations, athletes, coaches, managers, agents, promoters, sponsors and other sports organisations, I will be pleased to represent your rights face to face with other “players” in the field of sports and, if necessary, also before the legal bodies of sports associations/federations, arbitral tribunals and state courts on the national and international level.
I look forward to hearing from you.
» Working group on sports law in the German Bar Association (ARGE Sportrecht im DAV)
» Swiss Association for Sports Law (Association Suisse de Droit du Sport, ASDS)
» Chairman of YMCA Sports Germany (CVJM-Sport Deutschland)
» Chairman of the sports dispute chamber of the CVJM-Westbund e.V. (regional YMCA association in Germany)