News archive 2018

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.