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2017
Lentze Stopper supports DFB in application procedure for the UEFA EURO 2024Lentze Stopper has supported DFB in the national application procedure for the choice of the candidate cities to host and stage the UEFA EURO 2024. Football Clubs & eSport: Rights, Marketing, OrganisationCurrently, eSport is omnipresent in sports business, also in the German Bundesliga. However, for the stakeholders various questions remain unanswered. Lentze Stopper and mm sports provide answers. Lentze Stopper hosts exhibition of German artist Jan StiedingLentze Stopper and mm sports in cooperation with Sebstian Brandl are proud host of the art exhibition with paintings and drawings by the Düsseldorf artist Jan Stieding. After a successful vernissage visited... Lentze Stopper successfully supports1. FC Köln in litigation proceedings against unauthorized ticket resellerDer 1. FC Köln hat vor dem Amtsgericht Siegburg erfolgreich gegen einen Mann geklagt, der Tickets für FC-Spiele zu überhöhten Preisen im Netz angeboten hatte.

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Lentze Stopper on secondary obligations of the employment agreement of professional football playersNachdem der beim VfB Stuttgart angestellte Profifußballer Kevin Großkreutz Ende Februar im Rahmen einer nächtlichen Prügelei schwere Verletzungen erlitt, haben die Vertragsparteien – der VfB Stuttgart... Marc Patrick Schneider and Simon Karlin on alternative club financing instruments vs. third party ownerhipAlternative club financing models VERSUS third party ownership regulations

How can you engage investors for the benefit of capital-seeking clubs in a profitable way? Which legal boundaries

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Martin Stopper on anti trust implications of UEFA FFP regulationsDie UEFA-Regeln zum finanziellen Fairplay im Fokus des Kartellrechts

Es brodelt fortwährend im europäischen Profifußball. Für Geldgeber haben die großen nationalen Ligen in Europa,

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Tim Bagger von Grafenstein zu "Auswärtstickets" - Vertragliche Konstellationen und Implikationen am Beispiel der Fußball-Bundesliga Lentze Stopper supports DFL in tender process of offcial match ball from season 2018/2019 onDie DFL Sports Enterprises hat die Ausschreibung für den Spielball im Zyklus 2018/19 bis 2021/22 für die Bundesliga und 2. Bundesliga begonnen. Dabei gibt es zwei verschiedene Pakete, für die zusammen...
2016
Legal 500 Germany / 2017LEGAL 500 / DEUTSCHLAND 2017

"Lentze Stoppers drei Partner starke Einheit fokussiert sich ausnahmslos auf die Beratung zum Sportrecht und gilt im Bereich der medien-, medienkartell- und markenrechtlichen

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Martin Stopper in the editorial of SpuRt on Compliance through Good GovernanceSport, in Gemeinschaft miteinander und gegeneinander, gibt ein gutes Beispiel für ein ethisch wertvolles Verhalten in unserer Zivilgesellschaft, denn dem Sport wohnt das „Fairplay" inne und das „Fairplay"... Martin Stopper announced lecturer Master of Laws Sportrecht (LL.M. Sportrecht) with University of Bayreuth

Martin Stopper announced lecturer for the postgraduate program Master of Laws Sportrecht (LL.M. Sportrecht) with... JUVE Handbook 2016/2017Die Münchner Kanzlei ist eine von wenigen rein auf sportrechtliche Beratung ausgerichteten Einheiten mit bundesweitem Ansehen und bietet ein breites Beratungsfeld im Kontext von Vermarktungen, Sponsorings,... Felix Holzhaeuser on the admissibility of data exchange between state authorities and clubs for the fight against secondary ticket marketSchützt Datenschutz den Ticketschwarzmarkt?
Rechtmäßigkeit der Zusammenarbeit der bayerischen Polizei mit Fußball-Vereinen im Kampf gegen den Ticketschwarzmarkt

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Lentze Stopper successfully advises on establishing joint venture company between DFL and deltatreLentze Stopper successfully advises deltatre AG on establishing Sportec Solutions GmbH, a joint venture company together with Sportcast GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DFL Deutsche Fußball GmbH. Starting... Marc Patrick Schneider and Simon Karlin on alternative club financing instruments vs. third party ownerhipDer Beitrag beleuchtet das rechtliche Spannungsfeld zwischen alternativen Clubfinanzierungsmodellen und verbandsrechtlichen Vorgaben hinsichtlich der Zulässigkeit von finanziellen Beteiligungen Dritter... Lentze Stopper on sports regulations of particiapation of athletes and antitrust implications Lentze Stopper supports FC Bayern Munich in fighting the unauthorized secondary ticket marketLENTZE STOPPER supports FC Bayern Munich in fighting the unauthorized ticket market starting from the current saison 2016/2017 on. Lentze Stopper in cooperation with the lawfirm BECKER HAUMANN MANKEL GURSKY... Martin Stopper on plans to reform UEFA Champions League Caroline Dressel joined the team of Lentze StopperCaroline Dressel joined Lentze Stopper as an attorney in August 2016. During her legal traineeship between April 2013 and May 2015 in Freiburg and Munich, she was working in different law offices and gained... Felix Holzhäuser on the secondary ticket market

„Die Sicherheit wird aufs Spiel gesetzt“ Der Rechtsanwalt... Is E-Sports considered a Sport?- Status Quo in Deutschland / Betrachtung der rechtlichen Situation in Frankreich -

1 Background – Was ist „E-Sport“?

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Lentze Stopper successfully defends media rights of BFV (Bavarian Football Association) in Munich court

Im Rechtsstreit um die Videoberichterstattung im bayerischen Amateur-Spitzenfußball... Felix Holzhaeuser and Tim Bagger on legal recognition of E-Sports as a sportIst E-Sport "echter" Sport?
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eSport bezeichnet den Wettkampf zwischen Menschen mit Hilfe von Computer- oder Videospielen unterschiedlicher

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Lentze Stopper files successfully trademark application for the German 21 Regional Football Associations for the event "Finaltag der Amateure" Lentze Stopper goes Social Media!Lentze Stopper is now represented within social media network with a LinkedIn company profile providing latest news on sports law! Martin Stopper on the tender of German Bundesliga media rightsWie sollte die Bundesliga im TV zu sehen sein und was sollten die Clubs davon haben? Dr. Martin Stopper ist Gründungspartner der Münchner Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Lentze Stopper, die im Sportrecht arbeitet.... Stopper in Sponsors on equal opportunities in European footballDie Bundesliga: Ein ungleicher WettbewerbÜber Chancengleichheit wird in den nationalen Fußballligen in Europa nur hinter vorgehaltener Hand gesprochen. Ligen und Verbände geben sich bei dem Thema machtlos... Lentze Stopper has successfully accompanied German Basketball Legaue in FIBA Champions Legaue foundationBBL beteiligt sich an FIBA Champions LeagueDer Basketball­-Weltverband (FIBA) kann der Einführung der Champions League auf die Ligen zählen. Auch die Beko Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) ist dabei.Am gestrigen... Karlin in SZ on potential repayment claims of sponsorsDFB-Sponsoren geben sich vor Freshfields-Report abwartendDie größten Sponsoren des Deutschen Fußball-Bundes erwarten den Report zur WM-Affäre mit Spannung. An diesem Freitag - viereinhalb Monate nach... Karlin in DLF on the admissibility of fixed-term player contractsSind Profifußballer ganz normale Arbeitnehmer?Vor dem Landesarbeitsgericht Rheinland-Pfalz wird am kommenden Mittwoch der Streit zwischen Torhüter Heinz Müller und seinem Ex-Klub Mainz 05 verhandelt.... Vacant positions for legal traineeshipsAs of 2nd quarter 2016, there are vacant positions for legal traineeships at Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte availabe. Please send your application documentation (preferable timings, covering letter, CV... Lentze Stopper succeeds for German Football Association (DFB) regarding Intermediaries Regulations at Frankfurt Court of AppealMit Urteil vom 2.2.2016 hat das Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main (OLG) dem Deutschen Fußball-Bund (DFB) untersagt, bestimmte Einzelregelungen aus dem "DFB-Reglement für Spielervermittlung" anzuwenden.... Lentze Stopper has successfully accompanied German Ski Federation in latest extension of national media rights agreements with SportA for the German World CupsDer Deutsche Skiverband (DSV) und SportA, die Sportrechteagentur von ARD/ZDF haben ihren Vertrag um vier Jahre bis zur Saison 2019/20 verlängert.Damit sichern sich die beiden öffentlich-rechtlichen Sender... Lentze Stopper has successfully supported DFB-Wirtschaftsdienste in conclusion of a license agreement with the new licensee LEGODFB schließt Vertrag mit LegoNeuer Lizenz-Partner für den Deutschen Fußball-Bund (DFB): Lego wird eine eigene Fußball-Nationalmannschaft gestalten.Im Rahmen der Zusammenarbeit wird Lego eine Minifiguren-Serie... Legal 500Lentze Stopper as Germany’s leading law firm advising on media, media anti-trust and trademark law in commercial sports. The law firm regularly advises national and international clubs, federations and...

2015
Bagger in JP4 on recourse claims in connection with the use of pyrotechnics Bagger in Handelsblatt on recourse claims in connection with the use of pyrotechnics Legal 500: Lentze Stopper as Germany’s leading law firm advising on media, media anti-trust and trademark law in commercial sports. The law firm regularly advises national and international clubs, federations and athletes on sponsoring-, licensing- and media rights agreements. Lentze Stopper offers further profound expertise in the field of marketing rights and ticketing. Stopper in the editorial of SpuRt on competitive inequality Stopper/Karlin in WSLR on FIFPro´s challenge on FIFA´s football transfer system Schneider in SpuRt on regulatory requirements of alternative financing forms in football Vacant positions for legal traineeshipsAs of 2nd quarter 2016, there are vacant positions for legal traineeships at Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte availabe. Please send your application documentation (preferable timings, covering letter, CV... Stopper in “Die Welt” on the resignation of Gladbach Manager Lucien Favre Stopper in DLF on FiFPro’s legal challenge of transfer system Bagger in jM on the liablity in connection with pyrotechnics in stadia Bagger in SpuRt on the liability of supporters using pyrotechnics Lentze Stopper has successfully accompanied German Ski Federation in latest extension of marketing agreements with Sportfive for the German World Cups Lentze Stopper successfully represents Bavarian football federation within preliminary proceedings on video coverage Marc Patrick Schneider joined the team of Lentze StopperMarc Patrick Schneider recently joined the team of Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte as an attorney. Marc Patrick Schneider has been admitted to the German bar in 2006. He is specialised in equine/sports law... Lentze Stopper advises on public placement of participation certificates Stopper in the editorial of SpuRt on the boundaries of power in sports Stopper in SpuRt on the enforcement of decisions within the federation’s system and training compensation Holzhäuser/Karlin in GRUR-Prax on legal boundaries of advertising with football players under competing sponsoring agreements Stopper in spox.com on the admissibility of fixed-term contracts Stopper/Karlin in Causa Sport on legal measures to fight non authorized secondary ticket market in a European comparison Stopper/Karlin in WSLR on German Anti-Doping Draft Bill Stopper in DLF on judgment of Higher Regional Court Bremen on training compensation Legal 500: Lentze Stopper as Germany’s leading law firm advising on media and trademark law in commercial sports
2014
Legal 500: Lentze Stopper as Germany’s leading law firm advising on media and trademark law in commercial sports Stopper in WSJ on the integrity of competitions in German professional football Stopper in JP4 on investors in German professional football Holzhäuser/Bagger in German sports law journal SpuRt on postcontractual commission claims of sports marketing agencies Holzhäuser in Handelsblatt on secondary ticket market Bagger in Legal Tribune Online on lip reading at sports events Bagger in WSJ on legal restrictions for the use of foreign TV-set up boxes Lentze Stopper provides German part in EU-Studies on betting-related match-fixing Lentze comments on amended Host City Contract for the Olympics 2022 in Deutschlandfunk-interview Stopper in Deutschlandfunk on transfer rights of players Holzhäuser in Spiegel Online on the suspension of football matches due to right-wing radical statements Stopper in tz on call-ups of an international player by the the association he is eligible to represent Stopper in spox.com on player transfers and regulations Lentze Stopper has successfully accompanied the latest tender of German Football Leage (DFL) with the subject of “Sticker Trading Cards”. For the term of the seasons 2015/16 until 2018/19 TOPPS remains the official licensee of the Bundesliga. Holzhäuser in SZ on the secondary ticket market Stopper in Deutschlandfunk on strategic partnerships between Bundesliga clubs and companies Bagger in Legal Tribune Online on the revocation of season tickets of FC Bayern Munich Simon Karlin joined the team of Lentze StopperSimon Karlin recently joined the team of Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte as an attorney. He conducted his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe with stages at DFL Deutsche Fußball... Lentze Stopper on the new general block exemption regulation of the EU and its impact on investments in sports infrastructure Holzhäuser/Bagger in special issue on ticketing of the journal Sciamus - Sport and Management on the resale of Bundesliga tickets Upcoming regulations on consumer protection laws – Guidelines for online shop providers Lentze Stopper successfully supports the first crowdfunding project in German football Lentze Stopper supports German Ski Association (DSV) in sale of international media rights to Infront Lentze Stopper accompanied the DFB-Wirtschaftsdienste Consulting & Sales Services´ tender for the official license for sticker and trading cards of the German national team Article in German sports law journal Causa Sport on the joint sports law seminar of the DFB, the University of Bayreuth and Lentze Stopper Holzhäuser in Handelsblatt on the creation of an official secondary ticket market by the DFL Holzhäuser in Deutschlandfunk on the athlete agreement and the frozen period during the Olympic Games Stopper in WDR sport inside on the market entry of financial investors in the Bundesliga Holzhäuser in Handelsblatt and JP4 interview on the DFL ticket exchange Stopper in Wall Wall Street Journal on the planned corporate restructuring of HSV Stopper in an interview at NDR on the planned corporate restructuring of HSV
2013
Stopper in German sports law journal SpuRt on the special protection of Olympic signs by the German Olympics Protection Act Bagger in German sports law journal on the promotion of a whirlpool with the slogan "Olympics 2010" Lentze Stopper on the judgement of Germany´s Federal Fiscal Court concerning the handling of invoices of players agents under German tax law Stopper in Wall Street Journal on the business area of players agents Bagger on the ultimate exclusion of Dynamo Dresden from the DFB Cup competition 2013/2014 Lentze Stopper on the judgement of the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf "Olympia 2010"-promotion Holzhäuser in WDR Sport Inside on ticket sales via online ticket exchange Viagogo Stopper in Handelsblatt on the influences of the high Champions League revenues of a few clubs Stopper in Wall Street Journal on investors in the German Bundesliga and the 50 plus 1-rule Lentze Stopper obtains an injunction against online ticket exchange Viagogo Lentze Stopper has successfully accompanied the latest tender of German Football Leage (DFL) with the subject of the “Official Match Ball-Supplier” for the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. For the term of the seasons 2014/15 until 2017/18 the former and new supplier of the official match ball is adidas. Stopper in the editorial of German sports law journal SpuRt on ticketing black market and ancillary copyright Lentze in Legal Tribune Online on ECJ judgement concerning major events and free-TV Stopper on Deutschlandfunk on online ticket exchange Holzhäuser on contractual penalties for the resale of football tickets Lentze Stopper on the ultimate exclusion of Dynamo Dresden from the DFB Cup competition 2013/2014 Stopper in W&V on Compliance and Hospitality Lentze Stopper support UEFA in fighting the ticketing black market for the UEFA Champions League final Holzhäuser as an expert in DFL´s refusal of a license for MSV Duisburg in sport inside on Sky Sport News HD Stopper as an expert in Financial Fair Play in sport inside on Sky Sport News HD Holzhäuser in Wallstreet Journal on the ticketing procedure for the UEFA Champions League final Holzhäuser on SWR on the ticketing black market for UEFA Champions League semifinals Lentze Stopper on European State Aid law in professional football Stopper/Holzhäuser/Knerr on the cost obligations of clubs for police operations in football stadiums Lentze Stopper supports DFL Sports Enterprises in tender for marketing rights for the DFL supercup and the play-off matches Stopper/Bagger on UEFA Financial Fair Play Stopper is co-editor of the sports law journal SpuRt Lentze Stopper supports HTC on its entry to the UEFA Champions League Stopper on UEFA Financial Fair Play Stopper on the legal background of stadium security Lentze Stopper advises FIFA on tender for accommodation rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
2012
Holzhäuser: Comment on the UEFA Champions League decision of Regional Court of Stuttgart (June 2012) Holzhäuser: Radio report "Funkstreifzug“ on B5aktuell: Commentary on ticketing secondary market for football tickets in Germany Lentze Stopper supports Olympiapark Munich bidding for X-Games 2013–2015 successfully (May 2012) Stopper: Interview Süddeutsche.de - DFB-Pokal-Karten: Schwarzmarkt weiß gewaschen Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: Player´s transfers without investors (February 2012) Lentze analyses ECJ´s decison on territorial exclusivity ("QC Leisure/Karen Murphy") in the sports law journal SpuRt (January 2011) Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: Sports Arbitration on trial (January 2012)
2011
Stopper: Interview re. “QC Leisure” judgement of the European Court of Justice about distribution of international marketing rights. Lentze Stopper advise German Football Association (DFB) for public tender for media rights of DFB Cup. See Juve-note. (November 2011) Lentze in World Sports Law Report: DFL Licensing System for commercial use of fixture lists and the market of sports betting in Germany (November 2011) Holzhäuser comments on ticketing secondary market for football tickets in Germany (“Funkstreifzug” at B5 aktuell). Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: New challenges following up the decision of German Football Arbitration Court on 50 1-Rule. (September 2011) Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: “UEFA´s Financial Fairplay and the evaluation of sponsoring deals”. (August 2011) Lentze Stopper represented Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg in the proceedings about the 50 1-Rule at German Football Arbitration Court. (August 2011) Lentze Stopper mandate for public tender for media rights of DFB National Teams. Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: Statement on the issue “Sportschau via netcast”. (June 2011) Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: The relationship between TV and sponsoring. (June 2011) Holzhäuser: SpuRt: Unauthorized Ticket re-sales – Comment to court decision of Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court re. dispute between Borussia Dortmund and ticket platform viagogo. (April 2011) Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: „German Bundesliga via Netcast?“, The future models of media rights exploitation in German football. (March 2011) Stopper/ Holzhäuser: Article concerning regulations for player´s agents (January 2011) Stopper: Interview Deutschlandfunk: Financial investments models for player´s transfers in the light of Football Association´s regulations (January 2011)
2010
Stopper: Article at Legal Tribune Online (December 2010)Martin Stopper comments at Legal Tribune Online on the impact of the media convergence on the market for soccer TV-rights illustrated by the interest of Yahoo! Germany in the exploitation of the secondary... Correction of Usain Bolt article in FAZ (5.10.2010)The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has concluded a settlement with Usain Bolt, who was represented by Lentze Stopper Lawyers in a press-law issue, under which the FAZ published a correction in their... Dr. Holzhäuser joins Lentze Stopper Lawyers (1.10.2010)Since 1st of October 2010, Felix Holzhäuser joined Lentze Stopper Lawyers. is part of the team of Lentze Stopper. Besides the ongoing services for federations, organisers, and rights holders, the experienced... Stopper: Speech at Sports Venue Summit 2010Host City-Marketing at FIFA-World Cups is the topic of Martin Stopper´s speech at the Sports Venue Summit in Munich, taking place 1st September 2010. „Ambush-Marketing at the FIFA World Cup 2010“, Interview Stopper – Deutschlandradio (19.6.2010)Martin Stopper re. FIFA´s strategy to prevent illegal Ambush-Marketing (German text) „Advertising at the World Cup“, Interview Stopper - handwerk magazin (15.6.2010)Martin Stopper re.the legal frame of legal advertising in connection with the FIFA World Cup (German text) Lentze: Key note at Sports&Law Business Conference 2010The organisation, marketing and rights concept of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa are the subject of the speech given by Gregor Lentze on 29 April, 2010 at the Sports Law & Business Conference... „Ticketing-secondary markets“, Interview Stopper – Braunschweiger Zeitung (23.4.2010)Martin Stopper re. enforcement against illegal secondary ticket-markets (German text).
2009
„Sports Betting“, Interview Stopper – Deutschlandradio (12.12.2009)Martin Stopper re. German policy in Sports Betting (German text) „German High Court: World Cup – Trademarks“, Interview Stopper - Deutschlandradio (14.11.2009)Martin Stopper re. the latest High-Court ruling about FIFA´s World Cup trademarks (German text)