Sports law encompasses the application of the regulations to sport and its specific features, as well as the legal frame set autonomously by sports federations and associations.
Sports have many interferences with general or state law, for example, employment contracts with athletes, the founding of (capital) companies in spin-offs in professional soccer or the taxation of the athlete’s income from advertising contracts.
The organizations and associations that shape the sport and in particular the organization of sports events by means of statutes, regulations and implementing regulations is typical for sports.
The private association law governs the legal relations of the member to the association, the internal structure of the association and its organization, as well as its representation in the external legal relations.
The sports law team of Brunner, Liesenborghs & Partner has been successfully advising athletes, clubs and sports companies for a long time. In doing so, we apply the expertise of our specialist and lawyers for employment law, commercial and corporate law as well as tax law in a goal-oriented manner to the specifics of sport.
Our own enthusiasm and passion for the sport contribute to the fact that we process this matter with a high degree of sensitivity and problem awareness.
Our main areas of expertise in sports & association law include:
- contract arrangements
- legal proceedings
- sports employment law
- player transfers
- articles of association
- association’s regulations