Magic Mountain Versus German Alpine Association (Deutscher Alpenverein)

Does the Federal Government violate European competition law in accordance with Art. 107 e. s. AEUV if it financially supports a non-profit sports club in its task of health and social policy in the context of governmental tasks? The background. A company based in Berlin, Magic Mountain, operates a commercial climbing indoor center claims that […]

Commercial providers of sports competitions come in conflict with the sport associations

More and more, sports competitions are offered by commercial entrepreneurs and not by the sports federations, such as running competitions, or privately organized tournaments of various sports. Can sports associations, subject to their autonomy and their own statutes, issue permits, demand fees or even impose sanctions? Inconsistency of law: This is the view of LG […]

Federal Court of Justice affirms the Liability of Damages of a Fan towards his Club

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) has clarified that troublemakers and thrower of firecrackers at stadiums are liable to the clubs being sanctioned due to their actions. By decision of 22 September 2016 the Court ruled on a permitted appeal against the judgement of the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Cologne of 17 […]