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German Federal Court of Justice: enforced relegation of SV Wilhelmhaven e.V. was inadmissible

Posted by Fabian Reinholz on January 12, 2017

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. – DFB) as well as affiliated associations must learn once again that they don’t operate in a legal vacuum. Orders, decrees and penalties require a legal basis. This is – in the case of SV Wilhemshaven – association law. The […]

Commercial providers of sports competitions come in conflict with the sport associations

Posted by Dr. Jochen Fritzweiler on January 12, 2017

More and more, sports competitions are offered by commercial entrepreneurs and not by the sports federations, such as running competitions, or privately organized tournaments of various sports. Can sports associations, subject to their autonomy and their own statutes, issue permits, demand fees or even impose sanctions? Inconsistency of law: This is the view of LG […]