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Senior Associate

Alexander Engelhard

  • Admitted to the German Bar in 2013, joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2017
  • Advisor and service provider in the fields of dispute resolution and sports law, legal representation in litigation and arbitration proceedings, drafting of statutes, regulations and contracts, additional focus on copyright, media and antitrust law
  • Professional experience: Lawyer at Martens Lawyers, Munich (2013-2017)
  • Legal clerkship in Frankfurt/Main and Berlin, including the German Foreign Ministry (2010-2012)
  • Studied at Passau and Heidelberg University (2003-2008)
  • Specialist lawyer training for copyright and media law (2014)
  • M.A. in Management, Law and Humanities of sport, De Montfort University, Leicester and SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milano; Neuchâtel University (2012-2013)
  • Additional training in German and International Arbitration at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main (2010)
  • Trainee in the field of conflict resolution at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt/Main (2009-2011)

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  • Memberships: DIS40 – German Initiative of Young Arbitrators, ASA Below 40 – Swiss Arbitration Union, BASL (British Association for Sport and Law)
  • Lecturer at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main for German and International Arbitration (since 2018)
  • Vice president of FMA (FIFA Master Alumni Organisation) (2013-2016)
  • Substitute lecturer for sports law at Munich Technical University and Macromedia Munich Universtiy of Applied Sciences (2014-2015)
  • Languages: German, English, French (reading skills)
  • Awards:
    • JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019: frequently recommended advisor for dispute resolution
    • Law Review Expert Panel 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Credentials:
    • Representation/ad-hoc clerk in more than 75 domestic and international arbitrations, including ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), DIS/DIS-Sports (German Institution of Arbitration), BAT (Basketball Arbitral Tribunal) as well as arbitrations at ITU, FIVB and DEB
    • Advising domestic and international federations (including FIBA, FIVB, ISSF, IFAF, EWF, AFFA, BVMW) and clubs (including the Bundesliga, Premier League, Series A, Turkish Süper Lig, Greek Super League) on the law of federations, disciplinary proceedings and commercial law matters
    • Representation before federation tribunals including before FIFA DRC, FIFA PSC, the FIFA Ethical Committee, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body and UEFA Appeals Body
    • Legal and strategic advice to the newly founded EuroLeague Players Association (ELPA)
    • Advice and negotiations on the transfer of a professional basketball player from Italy to the NBA
    • Advising an investment fund on various investments in football, including the purchase of a stadium, as well as on investments into a German Bundesliga football club
    • Representation of athletes in anti-doping and damage compensation proceedings



An Overview of the dispute between FIBA & EuroLeague - Is there an end in sight?

Alexander Engelhard

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Alexander Engelhard

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Alexander EngelhardDr. Thomas C. Körber
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