Sports Law


The topic of compliance is playing an increasingly significant role in sport. Ever since the corruption cases in international sport and their (attempted) clean-up operations by the sports authorities, applying and adhering to (fundamental, generally self-imposed) regulatory and ethical standards now belongs to the core areas of legal advice for the sports sector.
Efforts by the sports bodies to clear up cases of maladministration and misconduct as efficiently and discreetly as possible give rise to a multitude of practical and legal problems. Martens Rechtsanwälte helps to prevent such conflicts from the outset or to resolve them immediately.

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Notable cases
  • Legal counsel to a football official in proceedings before the FIFA Ethics Committee
  • Drafting  Codes of Ethics for national and international federations as well as leagues