News archive 2019

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.