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the demand in the legal fields of sports and sports criminal law is extraordinarily high

Sportsmen and women display characteristics such as discipline, motivation, team spirit and tolerance, and they are popular role models for young people. But the commercialisation of sport has recently turned it into an economic factor.

Never before has the integrity of sport been more threatened by doping, manipulation and corruption (as the biathlon scandal has recently shown) than today, which is why the criminal offences and powers of telecommunications surveillance have been significantly extended in the area of sports criminal law. The introduction of the new criminal offences (sports betting fraud and manipulation of professional sports competitions) not only affects players, trainers and referees, but ultimately also those responsible in the associations and clubs, who may be threatened with fines of up to 1 million euros per case (§ 130 OWiG).

The CLIFFEAGLE team itself consists of numerous ambitious athletes, represents athletes and players nationwide and is committed to defending them in sports criminal investigations and fine proceedings. In addition, we advise associations and clubs on the creation of codes of conduct and ethics, the introduction of a disciplinary code and the drafting of official statements. We support sponsors in establishing effective compliance programs for their contracts.

in the field of sport, the following legal issues are of importance:

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT / SPORTS MEDIA LAW

SPORTS BETTING FRAUD

SPONSORING, COMPLIANCE, PREVENTION

ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS / ARBITRATION LAW

PUBLIC BROADCASTING FUNDING REGRESS

PLAYER TRANSFERS / FINANCIAL CRIMINAL LAW

PRIVATE LAW COMPENSATION OF LIABILITY

CRIMINAL LAW RELATING TO MEDICINAL PRODUCTS

TAX AND PROPERTY CRIMINAL LAW

LAW GOVERNING SPORTS CLUBS / REGULATORY OFFENCES

PERSONAL INJURY OFFENCES

MISTREATMENT OF PROTECTIVE SCIENTIFICATIONS