Law Firm & Team

  • Small team, great passion

Until 2009, our team was primarily active in the area of dispute resolution/corporate law in an international corporate law firm. Since then, we advise our clients in a smaller team and continue to provide high quality legal work in the areas of law which are particularly close to our hearts: dispute resolution in corporate matters and comprehensive advice of the sports industry. Thanks to this high specialisation, we stand for top Level advice which brings the desired sustainable benefits for our clients.

  • Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens

    Lawyer
     
    Expertise
    • Arbitrator in national and international commercial disputes as well as legal disputes in sport
    • Acting as counsel in cases before courts and arbitral tribunals
    • Providing comprehensive legal and strategic advice to the sports sector
    • Advising on and implementing new governance structures
    • Developing and implementing innovative dispute resolution systems
    Profile

    Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens was a partner of a major international commercial law firm for over 35 years. He founded Martens Rechtsanwälte in 2009.

    His special interest is national and international arbitration: since 2000 he has acted in more than 170 proceedings relating to commercial law or sports law, either as a party-appointed arbitrator or President of the tribunal.

    In 2007 he established the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), a means of speedy and cost-effective dispute resolution between professional players and their clubs. Since the BAT foundation more than 900 cases have been brought before it and administered by Martens Rechtsanwälte.

    In autumn 2015 Dr Martens founded the Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA) which is based on the BAT system and provides a quick and inexpensive method for the resolution of commercial disputes.

    Awards
    • Best Lawyers Germany, 2016
      Recognised in the practice areas of arbitration and mediation
      Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers – Germany’s Best Lawyers, 2016
    • Best Lawyers Germany, 2015
      Recognised in the practice areas of arbitration and mediation
      Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers – Germany’s Best Lawyers, 2015
    • Best Lawyers Germany, 2014
      Recognised in the practice areas of arbitration and mediation
      Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers – Germany’s Best Lawyers, 2014
    • JUVE, 2015
      „The law firm run by Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens has built an excellent reputation in advising clubs and federations in connection with rules and regulations and arbitration.  It is, […] regularly involved in sponsoring, marketing and transfer matters.
    • JUVE, 2013
      „This Munich-based lawyer has a long-standing reputation for his experience in dispute resolution.“
    • JUVE, 2009
      „Martens is one of the most renowned German lawyers for traditional issues relating to rules and arbitration within the scope of sports law.“
    • JUVE Award, 2005
      „Law firm of the year for sports law“
      The winner in this category was the Sports Law Team of the law firm Beiten Burkhardt, headed by Dr Martens.
    • JUVE handbook 2004/2005
      „Outstanding sports lawyer, also very highly recommended as arbitrator“
    Notable Cases
    • Member of the team of advisors for the Federal Republic of Germany in the arbitration proceedings regarding the late start of the heavy goods vehicle toll (amount in dispute: over 7 billion euros)
    • Representing an English metal trader in proceedings against a Central African mining company before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris
    • Representing adidas AG in arbitration proceedings against the German Football Association regarding its exclusive rights to equip the German national team (amount in dispute: over 100 million euros)
    • Since 1985: legal counsel to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), advisor to other national and international sports federations and associations
    • Design and worldwide implementation of a new governance model for an international sports federation
    • Representing the International Skating Union before the German state courts in respect of a damages claim brought by speed skater Claudia Pechstein (amount in dispute: around 4.4 million euros)
    Languages

    German, English, French, Italian and Spanish

    Career History

    1961 – 1969
    Studied law at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and at Paris-Sorbonne University, followed by a legal clerkship in Munich

    1971
    Awarded a doctorate in law by the University of Hamburg

    1971 – 2009
    Partner of the international commercial law firm Beiten Burkhardt (Munich) as well as its predecessor law firms; partner responsible for international relations; Head of the Sports Law Team

    2009 – present
    Principal at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    2012
    Training in mediation

    Memberships
    • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
    • International Bar Association (IBA)
    • List of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) / International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
    • List of Arbitrators of JAMS International (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services)
    • List of Arbitrators of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
    • List of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, Switzerland
    • List of Arbitrators of the Arbitration Tribunal of the International Automobile Federation (FIA, Formula 1)
    • 2004-2005: Member of the German Sports Anti-Doping Commission (ReSpoDo) of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
    Teaching Experience

    2009 – 2012
    Visiting Lecturer in International Commercial Arbitration at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany

    2007 – present
    Visiting Lecturer for the Master in International Sports Law at the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE), Madrid, Spain

    2002 – 2008
    Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel for the Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport (FIFA Master), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Publications
    • “Is the Pechstein Saga Coming to an End? German Federal Court of Justice Ruling on Claudia Pechstein v International Skating Union, June 2016”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens, Alexander Engelhard / January 2017

      Business Law International, Volume 18, No. 1, Januar 2017
    • “The Sports Law Review – Chapter on Sports Law in Germany, 2nd Edition”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens, Alexander Engelhard / January 2016

      The Law Reviews 2016, András A Gurovits (ed.) 2nd edition, Chapter on Sports Law in Germany, S. 90-113
    • “The Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA): An Attractive Alternative in International Arbitration”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens, Lucian Novacescu / November 2016

      New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, New York State Bar Association, Fall 2016, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 41-43
    • “The Sports Law Review – Chapter on Sports Law in Germany”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens, Alexander Engelhard / January 2016

      The Law Reviews 2015, András A Gurovits (ed.) 1st edition, Chapter on Sports Law in Germany, S. 84-108
    • “The Role of the Arbitrator in CAS Proceedings”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / February 2014

      CAS Bulletin, 2014-2, pp. 31-47, 2014
    • “Sportrecht – Eine Einführung in die Praxis, series Causa Sport”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens (co-author) / 2011

      Boorberg, Jan Sramek Verlag, Schulthess, 2011 (co-author: Prof Dr Ulrich Haas)
    • “Basketball Arbitral Tribunal – An Innovative System for Resolving Disputes in Sport (only in Sport?)”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / February 2011

      The International Sports Law Journal, 2011/1-2
    • “FIBA Arbitral Tribunal – Ein innovatives System zur Streitbeilegung im Sport (nur im Sport?)”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / June 2010

      SchiedsVZ 6/2010, pp. 317-322
    • “Die Organisation von Schiedsverfahren im Bereich des Sports aus der Sicht der Schiedsrichter”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / Februar 2009

      SchiedsVZ 2/2009, pp. 99-102
    • “Gedanken zur Geschichte des Sportrechts”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / April 2008

      in: Kanzleiter u.a. (Hrsg.), Festschrift für Hans Wolfsteiner, 2008, pp. 137-152
    • “Der Fall Roberts”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens, Julia Feldhoff-Mohr / January 2007

      SchiedsVZ 1/2007, p. 11-21
    • “Die Entscheidungen des TAS in Turin 2006”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens (co-author) / April 2006

      SpuRt 4/2006, pp. 144-147 (co-author: Frank Oschütz)
    • “Die Entscheidungen des TAS in Athen 2004”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens (co-author) / February 2005

      SpuRt 2/2005, pp. 59-61 (co-author: Frank Oschütz)
    • “Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Praxisbezogene Anmerkungen”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / April 2004

      SchiedsVZ 4/2004, p. 202
    • “ARD-Ratgeber Recht: Sport”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens (co-author) / March 2004

      dtv nomos, 2004 (co-author: Prof Dr Ulrich Haas)
    • “Anerkennung einer Entscheidung des CAS in Deutschland”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / May 2003

      SpuRt 5/2003
    • “Die Entscheidung des TAS in Salt Lake City 2002”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens (co-author) / March 2002

      SpuRt 3/2002, pp. 89-93 (co-author: Frank Oschütz)
    • “Übernahme von Dopingsperren anderer Verbände”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / February 2001

      SpuRt 2/2001
    • “Die Entscheidung des TAS in Sydney 2000”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens (co-author) / January 2001

      SpuRt 1/2001, pp. 4-8 (co-author: Frank Oschütz)
    • “Erfahrungen mit Rechtshilfeersuchen aus den USA nach dem Haager Beweisaufnahmeübereinkommen”,

      Dr Dirk-Reiner Martens / November 1981

      RIW/AWD - Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, November 1981, Issue 11
  • Andreas Zagklis

    Attorney at Law (Greece)
    Of-Counsel
     
    Expertise
    • Dispute resolution, with a focus on financial disputes and disciplinary proceedings (including doping)
    • Sponsorship agreements and media rights contracts in sport
    • Acting as counsel in cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as well as before FIFA and UEFA bodies
    • Acting as counsel in commercial arbitration proceedings before the ICC and other ad-hoc arbitral tribunals
    Profile

    Andreas Zagklis started his career with the law firm Dedes-Makroglou and Associates in Athens, where he gained experience in employment law and sports law. During this time he was a Legal Assistant to the ad hoc Division of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the Olympic Winter Games in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

    He has been part of the Martens team since 2008 and is responsible for providing legal advice to international sports federations and associations (e.g. FIBA, FIVB) as well as acting as counsel in complex international arbitration proceedings.

    Andreas Zagklis played an instrumental role in helping to set up and develop the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT). His practice is noted for the in-depth knowledge of the sports market that he brings to bear.

    Notable Cases
    • Head of the Secretariat of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)
    • Legal Advisor to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), with responsibility for all legal matters, including sponsorship agreements and media contracts
    • Legal advisor to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), with a particular emphasis on rules, player eligibility, transfers, doping, agents and disciplinary proceedings
    • Member of the Disciplinary Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG)
    • Acted as a Legal Assistant to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in more than 30 CAS proceedings between 2004 and 2010 (including three Olympic Games)
    • Acted as counsel in proceedings before FIFA and UEFA bodies as well as before the CAS Particularly noteworthy cases: Radomir Antic ./. the Serbian Football Association; Bursaspor ./. UEFA; Fenerbahçe ./. UEFA; Iraklis FC, OFI FC ./. the Greek Football Association; Corinthians ./. Panathinaikos FC; PAOK FC disciplinary proceedings before UEFA; Panathinaikos Financial Fair Play proceedings before UEFA; Proceedings brought by FIBA and FIVB before the CAS
    • As a sports law expert for Greece he has been appointed by the Asser International Sports Law Center (The Hague, Netherlands) to participate in various projects commissioned by the EU
    • Judge of the independent Anti-Doping Tribunal of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
    Languages

    Greek, English, Spanish and German

    Career History

    1998 – 2003
    Studied law at the Universities of Athens and Salamanca

    2003 – 2004
    Obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Management of Sports Organizations from the University of the Peloponnese

    2004
    Legal Assistant to the ad hoc Division of the CAS during the Olympic Games in Athens

    2004
    International Olympic Academy, Postgraduate Program on Olympic Studies

    2005 – 2007
    Completed the LL.M. Program at the University of Athens, obtaining a Master in Law of Civil Procedure and Arbitration

    2006
    Legal Assistant to the CAS ad hoc Division during the Olympic Winter Games in Turin

    2007
    Visiting researcher at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

    2004 – 2008
    Lawyer at Dedes-Makroglou and Associates (Athens)

    2008
    Legal Assistant to the CAS ad hoc Division during the Olympic Games in Beijing

    2008 – 2009
    Lawyer at Beiten Burkhardt (Munich)

    2009 – May 2016
    Lawyer at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    June 2016 – present
    Of-Counsel at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    Memberships
    • Research Fellow, Hellenic Center of Research on Sports Law
    • Scientific Fellow, Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law
    • National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University, USA
    Teaching Experience

    2009 – present
    Visiting Lecturer for the International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport (FIFA Master) at the University of Neuchâtel

    2009 – present
    Lecturer at the University of Zurich for the LL.M. course on International Sports Law

    2005 – 2008
    Lecturer in Sports Law at the private institute Center for Sports Journalism, Kallithea, Greece

    Publications
    • “Fast Break: An Overview of how the Fédération Internationale de Basketball handles disputes fairly, quickly, and cost-efficiently”,

      Andreas Zagklis / October 2013

      International and Comparative Sports Justice, The European Sports Law and Policy Bulletin, Issue 1-2013, pp. 113-128
    • “Winds of Change: The New Dispute Resolution System of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball”,

      Andreas Zagklis (co-author) / October 2013

      International and Comparative Sports Justice, The European Sports Law and Policy Bulletin, Issue 1-2013, pp. 129-146 (co-author: Achilleas Mavromatis)
    • “Anmerkung zu Schweizer Bundesgericht: Zivilrechtliche Beschwerde gegen Schiedsspruch ohne Begründung”,

      Andreas Zagklis, Heiner Kahlert / July 2013

      SpuRt 3/2013, p. 117 et seq.
    • “Restrictions by EU Member States on Exclusive Grant of Broadcast Rights on Pay-TV Upheld”,

      Andreas Zagklis, Heiner Kahlert / March 2011

      Entertainment & Sports Lawyer, Vol. 29 Issue No. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 24-26 (co-author: Heiner Kahlert)
    • “Players’ Agents Worldwide”,

      Andreas Zagklis / November 2007

      Siekmann – Parrish – Branco Martins – Soek (eds.), TMC Asser Institut 2007, Chapter for Greece, S. 249-265
    • “La autonomía de las Asociaciones Deportivas contra la intervención de los Estados: el caso del fútbol griego”,

      Andreas Zagklis / February 2007

      Revista Andaluza del Derecho del Deporte, No2, Febrero 2007 [published in Spanish]
    • “The CAS Ad hoc Division at the XXth Olympic Winter Games in Turin”,

      Andreas Zagklis / October 2006

      International Sports Law Journal, 2006/3-4, pp. 47-52 // also published in CAS Newsletter, No 4, October 2006, pp. 26-31
    • “The Court of Arbitration for Sport”,

      Andreas Zagklis (co-author) / September 2006

      Nomiki Vivliothiki Publ, 2006 [book published in Greek] (co-author: Pantelis Dedes)
    • “Evidentiary proceedings in International Commercial Arbitration”,

      Andreas Zagklis / June 2005

      Dike International, 2005, pp. 1333-1350 [published in Greek]
    • “Labour relations in Greek amateur and professional sports”,

      Andreas Zagklis / April 2005

      Review on Labour Legislation, Issue 61 (2005), pp. 1318-1322 [published in Greek]
    • “El sistema jurisdiccional deportivo de Grecia”,

      Andreas Zagklis / June 2004

      Derecho Deportivo 6 (2004), pp. 152-162 [published in Spanish]
    • “Strike and Lock-Out in Greek professional sports”,

      Andreas Zagklis / May 2004

      in: “Sports Law (Lex Sportiva) in the World”, D. Panagiotopoulos (ed), pp. 422-440, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publ., 2004
    • “Res Iudicata in Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I)”,

      Andreas Zagklis / June 2003

      Law Review, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publ., 2003 Issue, pp. 125-150, Law Students’ Research Club ]published in Greek]
    • “Sponsoring in Sports: Legal Aspects and Fields of Application”,

      Andreas Zagklis (co-author) / April 2003

      "Sports Management Review", University of Peloponnese, Department of Management, Law and Economy of Sports, Vol. I:2 (2003), pp. 225-237 [published in Greek] (co-author: Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos)
  • Christian Keidel

    Lawyer
     
    Expertise
    • Acting as counsel in cases before courts and arbitral tribunals
    • Advising on the marketing, exploitation and protection of IP rights
    • Drafting employment contracts and sponsorship agreements
    Profile

    From 2007 to 2009 Christian Keidel worked as a lawyer in an international commercial law firm, focusing mainly on dispute resolution, sports law and media law. He joined the team of Martens Rechtsanwälte in October 2009.

    Christian Keidel focuses on dispute resolution in sport: in the course of his career he has represented athletes, coaches, clubs, federations, associations and companies in proceedings before internal dispute resolution bodies of sports organizations, arbitral tribunals and state courts. His areas of practice also include complex commercial disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals.

    Besides his dispute resolution practice Christian Keidel is advising the various stakeholders on the marketing of sports rights.

    Notable Cases
    • Acting as legal counsel before state courts, inter alia for the International Skating Union in respect of a damages claim brought by speed skater Claudia Pechstein (amount in dispute: around 4.4 million euros)
    • Acting as counsel in proceedings before dispute resolution bodies of sports federations and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), inter alia, ISSF ./. WADA; Radomir Antic ./. Serbischer Fußballverband; Bursaspor ./. UEFA; Fenerbahçe ./. UEFA; Panathinaikos FC ./. Ezequiel Gonzalez; Bayer 04 Leverkusen ./. CSD Colo-Colo
    • Legal counsel to several international federations, such as the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF), the International Fedearation of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF)
    • Member of the Anti-Doping Tribunal of the International Triathlon Union (ITU)
    • Arbitrator in a dispute between a national sports association and a marketing agency
    Languages

    German, English and Spanish

    Career History

    1997 – 2001
    Studied at the State Academy of Photographic Design in Munich, subsequently working as a freelance photographer

    2001 – 2005
    Studied law at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich

    2005 – 2007
    Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of the District of Munich, with internships at, inter alia, Waldorf Frommer and Elber Forino Vagedes Abogados (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

    2007 – 2009
    Lawyer at Beiten Burkhardt (Munich)

    2009 – present
    Lawyer at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    Memberships
    • Sports Law Working Group of the German Lawyers Association (DAV)
    • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
    • Verband für Sportökonomie und Sportmanagement e.V. (VSD)
    • Member of the LawInSport Editorial Board
    • Member of the German Sports Law Association (Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportrecht DSVR)
    • Who’s Who Legal Germany, Sports & Entertainment: Sport
    Teaching Experience

    2010 – present
    Visiting Lecturer in Sports Law at the Technical University of Munich

    2014 – present
    Visiting Lecturer in Sports Law at the Macromedia University in Munich

    Publications
  • Dr Heiner Kahlert

    Lawyer
     
    Expertise
    • Acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings and as assistant to arbitral tribunals; moreover, administration of an institutional court of arbitration
    • German and European competition law
    • IT and media law
    • Legal advice to the sports industry, particularly player transfers, disciplinary proceedings, contractual disputes and drafting of regulations
    Profile

    Dr Heiner Kahlert has worked as a freelancer and as a trainee lawyer for several major international law firms, particularly in competition law, IT and media law. Since joining Martens Rechtsanwälte in 2010 he has continually expanded the scope of his expertise to the fields of arbitration and advice to the sports industry.

    He acts as counsel (before state courts and arbitral tribunals), arbitrator and assistant to arbitral tribunals in complex domestic and international arbitrations. The cases handled by him involved inter alia the CISG, energy delivery contract, commercial and corporate law, IT projects, as well as sports law. His expertise includes ad hoc arbitrations and arbitral proceedings under ICC, AAA/ICDR, DIS, ICSID and CAS rules. Also, he has been a case administrator for hundreds of cases at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and he has been co-responsible for creating the Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA).

    In addition, Dr Heiner Kahlert regularly advises sports federations, in particular on the drafting of regulations and on questions of competition law. Moreover, he is involved in the legal implementation of diverse IT projects and he advises a number of start-ups in the IT, media and CSR sectors.

    Awards
    • First Prize of the Sponsorship Award 2015/2016 of the German Institution of Arbitration
    • Member of The Law Reviews Expert Panel, 2016
    Notable Cases
    • Representing an English metal trader in proceedings against a Central African mining company before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris
    • Representing a pharmaceuticals wholesaler in an action to annul an arbitral award handed down by the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
    • Advising the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on the aspects of IT law, competition law and sports law in the context of the development of the new “3×3″ discipline
    • Advising Xabi Alonso and Arturo Vidal on their transfers to FC Bayern Munich
    Languages

    German, English, French (reading knowledge), Arabic (basic knowledge)

    Career History

    2003 – 2007
    Studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at the University of Wellington

    2007 – 2008
    Worked as a freelancer for Taylor Wessing and “i.e. – office for Expertise in Information Law” (both in Hamburg)

    2008 – 2010
    Legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, including traineeships with White & Case (Hamburg), CMS Hasche Sigle (Hamburg), Beiten Burkhardt (Munich) and the German Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

    2010 – present
    Lawyer at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    2011 – 2014
    Completed a doctorate at the University of Zurich

    Memberships
    • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
    • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
    • Swiss Association for International Arbitration (AIA)
    • DIS40 – German Initiative of Young Arbitrators (Regional Coordinator)
    • ASA Below 40 – Young Practitioners Group
    • Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
    • Young Arbitrators Forum of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)
    • ICDR Young & International (International Centre for Dispute Resolution)
    • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
    • Panel of Arbitrators of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
    • Arab Legal Forum
    Teaching Experience

    2010 – 2012
    Lectures on sports law at the Technical University of Munich

    2014
    Lecture on sports arbitration at the University of Passau, 23 May 2014

    2016
    Lecture at the Spring Meeting of DIS40 in Hamburg on the topic “Der Court of Innovative Arbitration – Zurück in die Zukunft der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit” [The Court of Innovative Arbitration – Back to the Future of Arbitration], 26 April 2016

    2016
    Lectures on “Arbitration Clauses for Athletes, Clubs and Associations” at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, 22 und 29 July 2016

    Publications
    • “Chapter 8: Germany”,

      Dr Heiner Kahlert / June 2016

      Carl Rohsler (ed.), The Gambling Law Review, 2016, pp. 82-93
    • “Vertraulichkeit im Schiedsverfahren”,

      Dr Heiner Kahlert / June 2015

      Mohr Siebeck, 2015, 438 pages
    • “Privacy and Confidentiality”,

      Heiner Kahlert (co-author) / 2nd ed. 2015

      in: Böckstiegel/Kröll/Nacimiento (eds.), Arbitration in Germany – The Model Law in practice, 2nd ed. 2015 (co-author: Prof Dr Ulrich Haas)
    • “Confidentiality in Arbitration – A Tale of Doves, Chromatics and European Divides”,

      Heiner Kahlert / November 2013

      European International Arbitration Review, Vol. 2 Issue 1 (2013), pp. 27-40
    • “(In)voluntary submission to Arbitration in Germany, Switzerland and beyond”,

      Dr Heiner Kahlert / November 2013

      European International Arbitration Review, Vol. 2 Issue 1, 2013, pp. 175-190
    • “Anmerkung zu Schweizer Bundesgericht: Zivilrechtliche Beschwerde gegen Schiedsspruch ohne Begründung”,

      Andreas Zagklis, Heiner Kahlert / July 2013

      SpuRt 3/2013, p. 117 et seq.
    • “Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08 Murphy”,

      Heiner Kahlert (co-author) / April 2012

      19 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 1 (2012), pp. 110-119 (co-author: Prof Dr Ulrich Haas)
    • “Das “Murphy / Premier League”- Urteil des EuGH – Kein Debakel für Inhaber von Sportübertragungsrechten”,

      Heiner Kahlert / December 2011

      causa sport 4/2011, pp. 323-333
    • “Restrictions by EU Member States on Exclusive Grant of Broadcast Rights on Pay-TV Upheld”,

      Heiner Kahlert, Andreas Zagklis / March 2011

      Entertainment & Sports Lawyer, Vol. 29 Issue No. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 24-26 (co-author: Andreas Zagklis)
    • “Eigenverwaltung des Schuldners”,

      Heiner Kahlert (co-author) / January 2010

       in: Gottwald (Hrsg.), Insolvenzrechtshandbuch, 4. ed. 2010, pp. 1275-1321 (co-author: Prof Dr Ulrich Haas)
    • “Strukturkrisenkartelle als zulässige Reaktion auf die Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise?”,

      Heiner Kahlert (co-author) / October 2009

      Betriebsberater 2009, 1930-1935 (co-author: Justus Herrlinger)
  • Stephen Bock

    Attorney at Law
    (New York State, USA)
    Of-Counsel
     
    Expertise
    • Dispute Resolution, with a focus on financial disputes and disciplinary disputes (including doping)
    • Drafting submissions in cases before Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) as well as before FIFA and UEFA bodies
    • Events and services contracts in sport
    • Drafting and Revision of Rules and Regulations for national and international sports federations
    Profile

    Stephen Bock started his career at the Law Offices of Regina Darby in New York City, where he gained experience drafting and arguing motions before the local courts in the state of New York. He gained experience in sports law working as an intern for Excalibur Sports, Inc. preparing exhibits for Major League Baseball salary arbitration in 2011.

    From August 2012 to May 2013, he completed a joint degree LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law from St. John’s University and the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia, Spain, in which he finished top of his class. From 2014 through 2015, he was Of Counsel for a New-York based firm, Pilgrim & Associates, where he worked on a Title IX Climate Assessment related to sexual violence for the University of New Mexico.

    Since joining the Martens team in 2013, he has drafted briefs on issues before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, such as match-fixing, doping, training compensation, and international sports federation governance. He currently works in-house for the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), where he oversees the administrative financial dispute resolution system and specializes in drafting contracts for a wide range of issues, such as event organization, television and media, and personal services.    

    Notable Cases
    • CAS 2013/A/3856 Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü vs, UEFA
    • CAS 2014/A/3867 International Sport Shooting Federation ./. Sheikh Al-Sabah & Kuwait Shooting Federation
    • PAOK FC disciplinary proceedings before UEFA
    • University of New Mexico Title IX Climate Assessment on sexual violence
    Languages

    English (native Speaker)

    Career History

    2003 – 2007
    Studied at St. John’s University majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Business

    2007 – 2010
    Studied law at St. John’s University

    2011
    Major League Baseball Salary Arbitration Intern with Excalibur Sports, Inc.

    2011
    Admitted to practice law in the state of New York

    2011 – 2012
    Associate Attorney at Law Offices of Regina Darby

    2012 – 2013
    Completed the joint L.L.M. Program at St. John’s University and the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia, obtaining a Masters of Law in International and Comparative Sports Law

    2013
    Trainee at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    2013 – 2015
    Counsel in Cooperation at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    2014 – 2015
    Of Counsel at Pilgrim & Associates

    2015 – present
    Legal Affairs Manager at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)

    2015 – present
    Of Counsel at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    Memberships
    • Sports Lawyers Association
    • New York State Bar Association- Entertainment and Sports Law section
    Teaching Experience
    • Guest Lecturer- St. John’s University International Sports Law Practice LL.M.
    • Coach- St. John’s University Major League Baseball Salary Arbitration team
    Publications
    • “#Fraud: Are Athletes and Their Marketing Agents Committing Fraud on Their Fans Through Social Media?”,

      Stephen Bock / June 2015

      Sports Litigation Alert, Hackney Publications
  • Janet Reinhold

    Office Manager,
    BAT Assistant
    European Secretary
     
    Expertise
    • Office management, event management, marketing and electronic data processing management
    • Development and implementation of innovative dispute resolution systems
    • Administration and organisation of various institutional courts of arbitration
    • Devising training programmes and providing training courses
    Profile

    Janet Reinhold has worked in Dirk-Reiner Martens’ team since 1996, which was initially based at an international commercial law firm. There, in addition to normal secretarial duties, she handled the administration and processing of broad due diligence remits and arbitration proceedings. She also headed up the in-house training team, and supported the programming and enhancement of the firm’s proprietary software, designed specifically for lawyers, developed comprehensive training plans and user manuals, and was responsible for the rollout of the software as well as for the training courses in Germany and abroad.

    Janet Reinhold has extensive experience in the administration of dispute resolution proceedings in the field of sports. Since 1998 she has been coordinating the internal Appeals’ Panel of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). She and Dirk-Reiner Martens jointly established and developed the administrative and technical concept for the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT). In 2015 Martens Rechtsanwälte launched the Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA). Janet Reinhold has been been involved in the technical creation, website development and marketing strategy for COIA. 

    As the Office Manager of Martens Rechtsanwälte she is the point of contact for all organisational matters as well as the further development and implementation of both in-house projects and client-related projects.

    Languages

    German, English and French

    Career History

    1994 – 1995
    Studied at the Merkur Academy (Karlsruhe), qualifying as a State-accredited European Secretary

    1995 – 1996
    Bachelor of Arts degree in European Administration from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (Hull, UK)

    1996
    Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management from the Institute of Administrative Management (Telford, UK)

    1996 – 2009
    Partner’s Personal Assistant and Head of the Secretarial Training Department at Beiten Burkhardt (Munich)

    1998 – present
    Assistant to the FIBA Appeals’ Panel

    2007 – present
    Assistant to the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

    2009 – present
    Assistant and Office Manager at Martens Rechtsanwälte

    11/2014  – 01/2016
    Basic Course Consulting and Coaching (Marion Satzger-Simon & Rainer Schmitt)

  • Carmen Paulsen

    BAT Assistant
    Translator and Interpreter
     
    Expertise
    • Administration of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)
    • General office organisation and management
    • Foreign languages
    Profile

    After qualifying as a State-certified translator and interpreter Carmen Paulsen started out as a personal assistant to a partner of a major commercial law firm. In 2003 she took up a new position in a fashion company, initially as the right hand to the International Retail Director and later as the Personal Assistant to the Head Designer.

    Carmen Paulsen joined the team at Martens Rechtsanwälte in 2011. Up until 2013, in addition to her general duties as an assistant, she also took care of the firm’s bookkeeping and billing runs. Since December 2013 she has been an Assistant to the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) founded by Dirk-Reiner Martens, acting as the link between the parties and the arbitrators in BAT arbitration proceedings. She is responsible for setting and monitoring deadlines for incoming payments and the submission of documents, dealing with correspondence to parties and answering general queries regarding the BAT.

    Languages

    German, English and French

    Career History

    1996 – 1998
    Obtained a Teaching Diploma from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich

    1998 – 2001
    Qualified as a State-certified translator and interpreter, specialising in business and economics (English and French), from the Institute of Foreign Languages in Munich

    2001 – 2004
    Partner’s Personal Assistant/foreign language correspondent at Beiten Burkhardt (Munich)

    2004 – 2011
    Assistant at Escada AG (Munich)

    2011 – present

    Assistant/foreign language correspondent and BAT Assistant at Martens Rechtsanwälte

  • Cendrine Guillon

    BAT Assistant
    Capacitaire en Droit, France
     
    Expertise
    • Eligibility and transfers of athletes
    • Anti-doping-management
    • Administration of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)
    Languages

    French, German and English

    Career History

    Studied at the Public Institute of Foreign Languages in Munich

    Studied law at the University of Paris 1

    1998 – 2011
    International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

    2011 – present
    Martens Rechtsanwälte (Munich)

  • Alina Baraki &
    Linda McCracken

    Secretariat