The commentary, which was authored by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas and Dr. Heiner Kahlert as co-authors, is part of the 3rd edition of the „Practitioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration“, published recently by Oxford University Press (Editors: Frank-Bernd Weigand und Antje Baumann). On approximately 200 pages, the commentary illuminates in detail the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as the “New York Convention”.
The Convention safeguards the almost world-wide recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards on the basis of harmonized requirements, making it a highly important instrument in the practice of international arbitration. For further information on the publication, please click here.
For information, presentations and photos, please click here.
Christian Keidel and Dr Paul Fischer have assisted Anthony Modeste in his request for the issuance of the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) before FIFA. The ITC was issued today. Hence, Anthony is eligible for the important match of Cologne FC against SC Paderborn 07 this coming Friday. For further information, please click here.
The renowned international legal directory Who’s Who Legal has listed Dr Heiner Kahlert as a “Future Leader” in arbitration (Germany). The directory is based on independent research consisting in particular of surveys amongst clients and competitors. Reproducing the comments it received from the market in relation to Dr Kahlert, Who’s Who Legal writes as follows: “Heiner Kahlert is ‘a very thorough and hard-working advocate’ who boasts ‘outstanding organisational skills’. One source says, ‚He is one of the brightest minds I have ever worked with.’ “
On 9 November, 2018, the International and Comparative Law Research Center with the support of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration held a workshop on "Evidence before international courts and tribunals: distinct fora, similar approaches?". The workshop was held in the format of consecutive panel discussions. Dr Martens, other judges and participants in proceedings before international courts, professors of Russian and foreign universities took part in the event. They presented reports and answered questions from other speakers and the audience. Dr Martens gave a presentation on “Evidence Taking in Sports Arbitration”. Over 100 participants attended the event, including representatives of business and state authorities as well as an international internet audience.
Christian Keidel and David Menz advised the DRL during the organization and implementation of the semi-final of the DRL Allianz World Championship 2018 in the BMW Welt in Munich on 28 July 2018 (“Level 6: BMW Welt”). For further information about this trend sport and the event in the BMW Welt, please visit DRL’s homepage and click here.
Christian Keidel is very honored to have been accepted as member of the prestigious Rex Sport Association.
Rex Sport is an international association of sport law practitioners, founded in February 2002 and located in Barcelona, Spain. The Association gathers sport lawyers at present from 19 different countries, including CAS arbitrators as well as Attorneys specialized in the field of sports law with a considerable and proven expertise in providing assistance to the global sports community. For further information on the association, please click here.
Christian Keidel and David Menz successfully assisted 1. FC Köln in an appeal proceedings against a decision of the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) following the UEFA Europa League match against FC Crvena in December 2017. The appealed decision had revoked the probation for a ban on selling tickets for the next away match in any UEFA competition and a monetary fine which had been previously imposed following Köln’s match against Arsenal London FC earlier in the 2017/18 season. The UEFA Appeals Body accepted the appeal and set aside the revocation of the sanctions’ probation. For further information in German, please click here.
Christian Keidel will moderate Session Three: “Sports Arbitration – Is it fit for Purpose?” at GAR Live, Zurich on 26 April 2018. Participants in this panel are: Michele Bernasconi (Bär & Karrer), Xavier Favre-Bulle (Lenz & Staehelin), Emilio Garcia (Managing Director Integrity, UEFA) and Brendan Schwab (World Players Association, UNI Global Union). For the entire programme, please click here.
Christian Keidel and Paul Fischer published a chapter in the Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration on "Standing to Appeal of Third Parties in Front of CAS". For more detailed information on the publication, please click here.
Translation (Original: German): "Thanks to their extensive experience in dealing with rules and regulations, the Munich firm excels in its work for federations and clubs, inter alia in litigation and arbitration. In addition to Dirk-Reiner Martens, who is considered as an outstanding expert throughout Germany, competitors also highlight Christian Keidel as "competent and exact"."
The annual JUVE Handbook features an analysis of the market position of over 800 commercial law firms in Germany. The book (in German) is published in November and can also be found online. Please click here.
Paul Fischer and Dr Tim Bagger von Grafenstein (Lentze Stopper) give insight into the contractual situation for fans purchasing away tickets and an away club’s ability to claim damages for imposed sanctions as a result of prohibited behaviour by its fans. The article, please click here.
On the basis of a research conducted by Law Business Research ltd. among environment experts and law firm clients in the field of Sport Christian Keidel has been selected by “Who’s Who Legal” as being among the world’s leading sports and entertainment lawyers.
Following the most expensive transfer in the history of Football, namely the transfer of player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for allegedly EUR 222 Millionen, Christian Keidel explains the principle of exit clauses in an interview with Sport1. For the Sport1 interview (in German), please click here.