The Regional Court of Cologne dismissed the damage claim almost in its entirety. Only a very small portion of the claimed economic damages (related to legal fees incurred in the proceedings before the WBF judicial body in 2013) was awarded to the claimants. However, the claim for moral damages was dismissed in full. With regard to the latter, the court held that the claimants failed to proof a violation of their personality rights by the WBF which could justify a monetary compensation, not least because there were sufficient indicators for them having indeed violated the rules of the game as per the WBF’s accusations.
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Christian Keidel and David Menz successfully represented Fenerbahçe against an appeal filed by Trabzonspor which inter alia requested the CAS to award the championship title for the Turkish Super League 2010/2011 to Trabzonspor instead of Fenerbahçe. The CAS dismissed Trabzonspor’s appeal in its entirety. For the CAS’ press release, please click here.
CAS 2018/A/5950, Valencia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. v. Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü:
Christian Keidel and Paul Fischer successfully represented Fenerbahçe against a claim from Valencia for reimbursement of solidarity contribution payments triggered by the transfer/buy-out of the football player Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha, better known as “Nani”. The CAS confirmed the decision by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) according to which Valencia owed Fenerbahçe the buy-out fee for the transfer of Nani net of solidarity contribution and therefore could not ask for any reimbursement.