News archive 2011

New president for the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

After a four year extremely successful term as BAT President, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and her team have handed over to Richard McLaren who was nominated by FIBA as the new BAT President in June 2011.
Please find more information on FIBAs website.

Andreas Zagklis and Heiner Kahlert discuss ECJ judgements on exclusive broadcasting

In the spring 2011 issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (a publication by the American Bar Association), Andreas Zagklis and Heiner Kahlert discuss three decisions rendered by the European Court of Justice on 17 February 2011.
The Court held that member states of the European Union may, under certain circumstances, prohibit the exclusive broadcast on pay-TV of FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship matches.The entire spring 2011 issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer including the case discussion by Andreas Zagklis and Heiner Kahlert can be accessed here.

Martens Rechtsanwälte represented the Dansk Amerikans Fodbold Forbund (DAFF)

Martens Rechtsanwälte successfully represented the Dansk Amerikans Fodbold Forbund (DAFF) before the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt. The Higher Regional Court dismissed an appeal against a decision of the District Court of Frankfurt.
The District Court had entitled DAFF to put certain items on the agenda of a general assembly of an international sports association and to announce these items to the other members. Following Christian Keidel's (Attorney at law, Martens Rechtsanwälte) argumentation, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt held that in case of a request from a minority of association members pursuant to Art. 37 para. 2 German Civil Code, the ratio of Art. 122 et seq. of the German Companies Act has to be applied mutadis mutandis. Thus, the court found sufficient that the items proposed by the Danish Federation had been sent to the other association members eight days after the time limit for the announcement of the assembly’s agenda had expired. Additionally, the Higher Regional Court confirmed that an internal legal remedy of an association can exclude the ordinary legal recourse temporarily only if the former is effective.

Offices do not grow, our team does

Offices do not grow, our team does! As of 15 December 2011, we are operating from our new offices in Agnesstrasse 14 in 80798 Munich.

Article by Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens on the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal published

Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens presents the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) in the SchiedsVZ, Germany’s leading legal publication for arbitration. The BAT was developed by Martens Rechtsanwälte and is a novel, independent and highly efficient arbitration procedure for resolving disputes between professional players, agents and clubs.