2nd BAT User Conference

Munich, 2022

On 4 November 2022, Martens Rechtsanwaelte hosted the second conference for users of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and other interested parties

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More than 50 participants from 27 countries attended the conference.

This time, the participants were given the chance to actively participate not only at the User Conference itself but also in the creation of the programme. Among other things, the participants discussed the BAT rules and practices currently in place but also topics of special importance to BAT Users.

The conference also provided the perfect opportunity to exchange views and to network within the basketball community.

Speakers and Presentations
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas

University of Zurich
President of the BAT

Welcome address and introduction to the Conference
Presentation: Welcome

Dr. Heiner Kahlert

Martens Rechtsanwaelte
Head of Case Management at the BAT
Presentation: “Developments and lessons to be learned since the last user conference”

Panellists in the discussion on
“How to further reduce time and cost of BAT proceedings”

David Menz (Moderator)

Martens Rechtsanwaelte
Deputy Head of Case Management at the BAT

Ntimi Papadopoulou

GPK Sports Management

Luis Cassiano Neves

14 Sports Law

Metin Abut

Moroğlu Arseven

Luka Milanović

Euroleague Players’ Association (ELPA)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas

University of Zurich
President of the BAT

Presentation: “A peak into the crystal ball – ideas for the future of the BAT”

Filipe Souza

Brocchi e Souza
Presentation: “FIBA regulations vs. pacta sunt servanda”

Laura Martinkute

LM Sports Law
Presentation: “BAT jurisprudence on Verwirkung”

Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez

Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo“
“A User’s perspective on the honouring of BAT awards”

Benjamin Schindler

Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
Presentation: “FIBA’s assistance in securing the honouring of BAT awards”