In the increasingly complex and commercialised world of sports, clients require legal consultancy on a number of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Sponsorship, merchandising and license agreements;
  • Restructurings of sports associations and clubs, particularly in football;
  • Advertisement law;
  • Commercial utilisation of sporting events;
  • Employment law in sports;
  • Anti-doping and other disciplinary related actions, e.g. match incidents, transfer-related matters, enforcement procedures, breaches of statutes, eligibility issues, etc.;
  • Compliance and good governance of sports organisations;
  • Sports betting and gambling, prevention of match-fixing;
  • Law of federations and associations as well as general corporate law;
  • Liability and indemnification;
  • Media rights;
  • Protection of personality and intellectual property rights;
  • Marketing, ticketing and hospitality;
  • Sports regulatory law as well as data protection regulation;

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