We are delighted to announce that the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) has just reached the milestone of a total of 2000 cases since its creation in 2007.
Our firm created the BAT at the behest of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and has been administering all BAT arbitrations ever since. The BAT is widely acknowledged as a highly innovative court of arbitration that has changed the landscape of dispute resolution in sport. Its success is underlined by the fact that despite BAT arbitration being entirely voluntary, and despite BAT proceedings being limited to financial disputes in basketball, its caseload arguably makes the BAT the second-biggest arbitral tribunal in sports world-wide. In recent years, the average number of cases per year was approximately 160.
We are looking forward to many more years of BAT arbitration, and will do our best to help continuously improving this dispute resolution system for the benefit of its users.
We are very pleased to welcome Dr Paul Fischer as our new and at the same time old colleague at Martens Rechtsanwaelte. Paul joins us as a Salary Partner, returning to his old workplace after just over three years.
Paul is a great asset to our team and our clients, being a great colleague with particular expertise in association law, advising national and international sports federations, data protection law as well as litigation and arbitration in sports.
We look forward to working together with joy, confidence and a lot of energy!
#Martens #Sports law #Sportslaw #Association law #Litigation #Arbitration
Dr Tinusch Jalilvand and David Menz published an article about the “IOC Strategic Framework on Human Rights” in SpoPrax 2/2023. In their article the authors deal with the consequences of IOC’s and FIFA’s commitment to Human Rights for other sports federations. In essence the authors recommend to all sports federations to develop concepts for the protection of Human Rights which are not only consisting of empty phrases but are based on actual risks of Human Rights violations caused by or contributed to by sports federations
David Menz and Dr Tinusch Jalilvand have recently become members of the think tank "Sportainable", which is affiliated with the University of Bayreuth. The think tank, based on interdisciplinary research and consulting, is dedicated to the sustainable transformation of sport.
David Menz and Dr Tinusch Jalilvand are responsible for the area of "law" in the think tank. This provides the opportunity to bring current developments in legislation and jurisprudence to the think tank and at the same time to use the enormous potential of voluntary commitments in sport to make a positive contribution to the sustainable development of sport.
We are very much looking forward to all the projects that have been started and those that are coming up, on interdisciplinary research and consultation in these times that are as exciting as they are important.
For more information on the think tank "Sportainable", please click here
In the current issue 1/2023 of the German Arbitration Journal (SchiedsVZ), Dr Heiner Kahlert has published an article on the constitutional framework of arbitration. This topic has gained increased attention in recent years, particularly due to the public debate on investment arbitration tribunals as well as on sports arbitration. In his article, Dr Heiner Kahlert explains to what extent German constitutional law protects arbitration, but also sets limits to it.