Sports Lawyers

  • Sports personalities and agents
    • Term options and exclusivity clauses
    • Remuneration provisions
    • Exploitation of marketing rights
    • Agency remuneration regulations and employment services in accordance with SGB III (German Social Welfare Code, Volume 3)
    • Morality and terminability of contracts, in particular "adhesion contracts"
  • Financing and structuring
  • Sports rights marketing
    • All types of sports broadcasting contract, for example TV and radio licensing rights, sports broadcasting via the Internet and mobile phones
    • Centralised marketing of sporting events by associations, including representation before the European Commission
    • Advertising and sponsoring, such as equipment and sponsorship contracts
    • Ticketing, merchandising, perimeter advertising, Web presence
    • Introduction of new sport-related TV formats and platforms
    • Advising on major sporting events, contracts for sporting events

Focus

We have many years of experience in all areas of sports law. Drafting and negotiating contracts is just as much part of our core activities as in-court assertion of claims and providing strategic advice. We advise agencies, sports associations and media companies on marketing sports rights and developing new marketing strategies, paying particular attention to the possibilities offered by new media. We support sports clubs, sport-related public limited companies and individual sports personalities in planning and implementing sporting events and help to protect their contract rights. We also advise rights owners on protecting intellectual property rights and copyright.

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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...
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...
Klaus Ikas
Dr. Klaus Ikas
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Klaus Ikas has more than 20 years of experience as an intellectual property and unfair competition lawyer. His practice focuses on the registration, defence and enforcement as well as the transfer...
Pietro Fringuelli
Dr. Pietro Graf Fringuelli
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Pietro Graf Fringuelli is partner at CMS and global co-head of the CMS "Media and Sports group". His team was awarded in October 2017 by the Financial Times as the most innovative team (Driving Value)...
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...
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) | Head of TMC Group, CMS Germany
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...
Martin Gerecke
Dr. Martin Gerecke, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law) | Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Certified lawyer for copyright and media law)
Germany, Hamburg
Martin Gerecke advises companies as well as private individuals on copyright law, press law and the freedom of expression as well as on new media law matters (domain and internet law, social media,...
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...
Nantje Johnston
Dr. Nantje Johnston, LL.M. (LSE)
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...
Thorsten Hemme
Thorsten Hemme
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...