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Volume: 15 Issue: 3
(March 2017)

recent sports related decisions german federal court olga hamama niklas luft freshfields bruckhaus deringer llp discuss two recent rulings german

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Recent sports related decisions of the German Federal Court

Olga Hamama and Niklas Luft of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, discuss two recent rulings of the German Federal Court which despite the vast structural independence and self regulation of sport, illustrate that the decisions of sports organisations and bodies are not completely exempt from revision by state courts. In addition, state courts are regularly entrusted with review of matters which do not fall within the competence of the internal dispute resolution mechanisms of sports organisations.

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