The growing trend towards professionalism in sports has led to an increase of sports disputes. A range of dispute resolution mechanisms resolve sports disputes, including:

  • Dispute resolution bodies of sports associations;
  • Sports disciplinary proceedings;
  • Ethics proceedings;
  • Sports arbitration (CAS, DIS etc.);
  • Mediation proceedings;
  • Sports related litigation before state courts.

BODENHEIMER routinely represents and advises clients in sports related disputes. Since sports arbitrations and other dispute resolution mechanisms in sports follow distinctive sets of rules (written and unwritten), our vast experience in dispute resolution in sports as arbitrator, counsel and adviser translates into realistic case assessments and successful dispute resolution strategies for our clients.

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