Chancellery Pilarski

Sports law

Sports law as an independent area of ​​law does not actually exist. Sports law is a mixture of various other areas of law. Included are, for example, labor law, association law, company law, copyright and media law from the civil law area, criminal law and administrative law from the public law area. In addition, this national law is under the influence of European regulations, which increases with increasing professionalization.

The entirety of the regulations basically refers to the rights and obligations of athletes, clubs and sports associations!

There is a kind of self-regulation here. In the federal associations there are state associations, which in turn belong to clubs in which members participate actively or passively in club activities. Legal disputes between athletes, sports associations and clubs are primarily settled in the specially created sports jurisdiction. In the field of football, for example, there are separate competent sports courts for the individual levels. The designations can differ from state to state.

In Lower Saxony, the district sports courts are responsible for football at district level, the district sports courts for football at district level and the association sports courts for football at state level. In northern Germany, for example, the North German Football Association with its own association sports courts is superordinate to the associations that combine various federal states. Among other things, they are responsible for the Regionalliga Nord. As the supreme body of football in Germany, the DFB acts as the German Football Association. Its legal bodies are the DFB Sports Court and the DFB Federal Court.

If you have any questions about sports, please feel free to contact me at any time. Whether out of court or in court in the form of representation before a sports court, you will receive competent advice and support. From my active sports career in handball, tennis, table tennis, basketball and especially football clubs, I can show not only theoretical knowledge of sports law, but also practical knowledge and skills that enable you to put yourself in the shoes of the athlete or club in order to help him to provide the best possible legal advice and thus to achieve the optimal and most effective solution.