Lawyers for Sports, Gaming and eSports

Our sports law specialists benefit from many years of experience in advising sports personalities and managers, sports associations, agencies and media companies. 

The key areas covered by the CMS sports lawyers include strategic advice, drafting and negotiating contracts in the sports sector as well as asserting the associated rights in court. This activity includes drafting contracts for TV and radio licensing rights and for online use of sports broadcasting content.

Our lawyers for sports matters also advise on marketing sports rights and developing new marketing strategies, as well as on protecting intellectual property rights and copyright in relation to various formats in the sports sector. We advise on legal aspects of major sporting events, including around ticketing, merchandising and perimeter advertising. 

Last but not least, our sports lawyers are experienced in centralised marketing of sporting events by sports associations and the introduction of new sport-focused TV formats and platforms.

Would you like to talk with one of our lawyers for sports law without any obligation? See below for a list of experts in this field.

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Robert Budde
Dr. Robert Budde
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Robert Budde is a commercial law expert, advising companies on their agency and distribution arrangements as well as on related German and EU competition law issues. He specialises in implementing and...
Winfried Bullinger
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Winfried Bullinger is one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers. He advises his clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including media law and know-how protection and also represents...
Sebastian Cording
Dr. Sebastian Cording
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law) | Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Certified lawyer for copyright and media law)
Germany, Hamburg
With more than 20 years of experience, Sebastian Cording advises his clients on complex IT and technology projects. He specialises in IT outsourcing and the introduction of ERP systems, drafts and negotiates...
Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Matthias Eck advises German and international clients on all intellectual property and unfair competition law matters. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright and competition law, advises on and negotiates...
Pietro Fringuelli
Dr. Pietro Fringuelli
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of the CMS Technology, Media & Communications Group
Germany, Cologne
Pietro Graf Fringuelli is partner at CMS and co-head of the CMS Technology, Media and Communications sector group. In this role, he leads a team of over 650 lawyers. Described as "the most innovative...
Martin Gerecke
Dr. Martin Gerecke, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law) | Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Certified lawyer for copyright and media law)
Germany, Hamburg
Martin Gerecke specialises in new media law and e-commerce, advising companies and individuals in the media, communications and technology sector on domain and internet law as well as on all legal aspects...
Tilman Niedermaier
Dr. Tilman Niedermaier, LL.M. (University of Chicago)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Tilman Niedermaier represents clients in complex disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals. He is an expert in international procedural and contract law and focuses on corporate, commercial and international...
Thorsten Hemme
Thorsten Hemme
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Digital business expert Thorsten Hemme mainly advises on the full range of IT agreements as well on cooperation, agency and marketing agreements in the digital sector. His practice also includes the acquisition...
Nantje Johnston
Dr. Nantje Johnston, LL.M. (LSE)
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Nantje Johnston is a competition law expert, primarily advising on structuring and maintaining selective distribution systems: She prepares agreements, advises on refusing applicants and supports clients...
Detlef Bischoff
Detlef Bischoff
Of Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Alongside his work as a lawyer, Detlef Bischoff supports CMS in different business units on business and product development, with a focus on the needs of large medium-sized companies but also public...