News archive 2020

Martens Rechtsanwalte informs about the FIFA Circular Letter 1714 on Regulatory issues in the face of COVID-19

Please find the summary of the FIFA Circular Letter 1714 on Regulatory issues in the face of COVID-19 here.

The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) received case 1500

The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), which was developed by Martens Rechtsanwälte, received its first case on 29 May 2007. Since then, the number of requests for arbitration submitted to the BAT each year has increased almost every year. After a little more than 13 years, the BAT has now received its 1500th case.
Since its creation, the BAT, with its innovative mechanism to resolve contractual disputes quickly and cost-effectively, has developed into a well-established international court of arbitration that has become the second-biggest sports arbitral tribunal in the world, based on case numbers. The arbitrators decide ex aequo et bono and their awards have gradually built a jurisprudence creating equitable principles in relation to recurrent issues in the context of basketball contracts.

In March 2019, the BAT hosted its first user conference. By developing further the rules and the administration of the proceedings, the BAT is dedicated to constantly improving the user-friendliness of the system.

For additional information on the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, please click here.
For additional information on BAT’s jurisprudence, please click here.

Martens Lawyers advise on Odriozola-transfer to FC Bayern Munich

Dr Heiner Kahlert and David Menz advised the Spanish national team player Álvaro Odriozola on his loan from Real Madrid to FC Bayern Munich. Martens Lawyers cooperated with Rodrigo Garcia of Laffer Abogados in Madrid with whom they had already collaborated on the transfer of Arturo Vidal from Juventus FC to FC Bayern Munich.

Dr Heiner Kahlert listed as “Future Leader“ by Who’s Who Legal

The renowned international legal directory Who’s Who Legal has once again 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. According to Who’s Who Legal, Dr Heiner Kahlert "garners praise for his exceptional practice and is described by peers as 'highly recommended, brilliant counsel, and an extremely well-prepared arbitrator'."