Beyond the realms of dispute settlement, parties require legal consultancy in the process of drafting and strategically negotiating and executing sports related contracts as well as transactions. Legal advice is specifically sought in the termination of contracts, the transfer of rights and complex transactions, from player and staff transfers – including eligibility issues and questions relating to training compensation – to restructurings of associations or clubs. With sound legal expertise and our strategic approach to negotiations in sports, our clients successfully safeguard their interests no matter how tough the going might get.

BODENHEIMER Representative Matters In The Sports Sector

Restructuring of a football club from an association into a limited liability company

Acting as sole arbitrator in an DIS anti-doping arbitration proceeding in a case relating to boxing

Advising a football coach in negotiations relating to his employment contract with a professional football club

Represented a national football federation in a CAS arbitration in a case against an international sports governing body

Represented a professional athlete from the U.S. in malpractice claims before the German state courts against two German physicians