Christian Keidel in an interview for SPORT1 about the WADA decision to ban Russia from international competitions
WADA decided to ban Russia from international competitions and to allow Russian athletes only under certain circumstances to compete under a neutral flag in such competitions. In an interview with SPORT1, Christian Keidel expresses his opinion on the WADA decision.
The complete Sport1 article (in German) can be found here.
Fenerbahçe Istanbul succeeds in two proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
CAS 2018/A/5746, Trabzonspor Sportif Yatirim et al v. Fenerbahçe Futbol A.S., Turkish Football Federation & FIFA:
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.
Heiner Kahlert publishes commentary on the New York Convention
The commentary, which was authored by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas and Dr. Heiner Kahlert as co-authors, is part of the 3rd edition of the „Practitioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration“, published recently by Oxford University Press (Editors: Frank-Bernd Weigand und Antje Baumann). On approximately 200 pages, the commentary illuminates in detail the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as the “New York Convention”.
The Convention safeguards the almost world-wide recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards on the basis of harmonized requirements, making it a highly important instrument in the practice of international arbitration.
For further information on the publication, please click here.
Martens Rechtsanwaelte hosted the first BAT User Conference in Munich
For information, presentations and photos, please click here.
Martens Lawyers assisted Anthony Modeste before FIFA
Christian Keidel and Dr Paul Fischer have assisted Anthony Modeste in his request for the issuance of the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) before FIFA. The ITC was issued today. Hence, Anthony is eligible for the important match of Cologne FC against SC Paderborn 07 this coming Friday.
For further information, please click here.
Dr Heiner Kahlert listed as “Future Leader“ by Who’s Who Legal
The renowned international legal directory Who’s Who Legal has listed Dr Heiner Kahlert as a “Future Leader” in arbitration (Germany). The directory is based on independent research consisting in particular of surveys amongst clients and competitors.
Reproducing the comments it received from the market in relation to Dr Kahlert, Who’s Who Legal writes as follows: “Heiner Kahlert is ‘a very thorough and hard-working advocate’ who boasts ‘outstanding organisational skills’. One source says, ‚He is one of the brightest minds I have ever worked with.’ “
Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens attended as a speaker the workshop on evidence taking of the International and Comparative Law Research Center (ICLRC) in Moscow
On 9 November, 2018, the International and Comparative Law Research Center with the support of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration held a workshop on "Evidence before international courts and tribunals: distinct fora, similar approaches?". The workshop was held in the format of consecutive panel discussions. Dr Martens, other judges and participants in proceedings before international courts, professors of Russian and foreign universities took part in the event. They presented reports and answered questions from other speakers and the audience. Dr Martens gave a presentation on “Evidence Taking in Sports Arbitration”.
Over 100 participants attended the event, including representatives of business and state authorities as well as an international internet audience.
Martens Lawyers advise the Drone Racing League (“DRL”)
Christian Keidel and David Menz advised the DRL during the organization and implementation of the semi-final of the DRL Allianz World Championship 2018 in the BMW Welt in Munich on 28 July 2018 (“Level 6: BMW Welt”). For further information about this trend sport and the event in the BMW Welt, please visit DRL’s homepage and click here.
Christian Keidel new Member of Rex Sport
Christian Keidel is very honored to have been accepted as member of the prestigious Rex Sport Association.
Rex Sport is an international association of sport law practitioners, founded in February 2002 and located in Barcelona, Spain. The Association gathers sport lawyers at present from 19 different countries, including CAS arbitrators as well as Attorneys specialized in the field of sports law with a considerable and proven expertise in providing assistance to the global sports community. For further information on the association, please click here.
Martens Lawyers successfully represent 1. FC Köln in disciplinary proceedings before the UEFA Appeals Body
Christian Keidel and David Menz successfully assisted 1. FC Köln in an appeal proceedings against a decision of the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) following the UEFA Europa League match against FC Crvena in December 2017. The appealed decision had revoked the probation for a ban on selling tickets for the next away match in any UEFA competition and a monetary fine which had been previously imposed following Köln’s match against Arsenal London FC earlier in the 2017/18 season. The UEFA Appeals Body accepted the appeal and set aside the revocation of the sanctions’ probation.
For further information in German, please click here.
Christian Keidel will attend as a Moderator at GAR Live (Zurich)
Christian Keidel will moderate Session Three: “Sports Arbitration – Is it fit for Purpose?” at GAR Live, Zurich on 26 April 2018. Participants in this panel are: Michele Bernasconi (Bär & Karrer), Xavier Favre-Bulle (Lenz & Staehelin), Emilio Garcia (Managing Director Integrity, UEFA) and Brendan Schwab (World Players Association, UNI Global Union).
For the entire programme, please click here.
Chapter in the Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration
Christian Keidel and Paul Fischer published a chapter in the Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration on "Standing to Appeal of Third Parties in Front of CAS". For more detailed information on the publication, please click here.
Martens Rechtsanwälte in the JUVE Handbook 2017/2018
Translation (Original: German): "Thanks to their extensive experience in dealing with rules and regulations, the Munich firm excels in its work for federations and clubs, inter alia in litigation and arbitration. In addition to Dirk-Reiner Martens, who is considered as an outstanding expert throughout Germany, competitors also highlight Christian Keidel as "competent and exact"."
The annual JUVE Handbook features an analysis of the market position of over 800 commercial law firms in Germany. The book (in German) is published in November and can also be found online. Please click here.
Paul Fischer published in World Sports Advocate
Paul Fischer and Dr Tim Bagger von Grafenstein (Lentze Stopper) give insight into the contractual situation for fans purchasing away tickets and an away club’s ability to claim damages for imposed sanctions as a result of prohibited behaviour by its fans. The article, please click here.
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