BAT User Conference 2019, Munich

Munich, 2019

On 8 March 2019, Martens Rechtsanwaelte hosted the first conference for users of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and other interested parties.

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More than 50 participants from 21 countries attended the conference. Subjects of the conference and of the interactive discussions with the participants included practical aspects of BAT arbitration proceedings as well as ideas for the further development of the BAT procedure.

Speakers and Presentations
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas

Professor of Law at University of Zurich
Vice President of the BAT

Welcome address and introduction to the Conference
Presentation: “A few ideas from the BAT on how to improve its procedure”

Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens

Attorney at Law
Inventor of the BAT

Keynote speech: “10+ years of BAT: A look into the past and to the future”

Dr. Heiner Kahlert

Attorney at Law
Head of Case Management at the BAT

Presentation: “Facts and numbers – a few statistics on BAT activities”
Presentation: “A practical perspective on BAT proceedings – how they work and how to avoid common mistakes and inefficiencies”

Benjamin Schindler

Legal Affairs Manager
FIBA Fédération Internationale de Basketball

Presentation: “FIBA’s assistance in securing the honouring of BAT awards”

Participants of the Round Table
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas


Ntimi Papadopoulou

GPK Sports Management

Wouter Janssens

Cresta law firm

Jolanta Spakauskaite

Viliušis ir Astromskis law firm

Selim Cinar

Pinar Karsiyaka