Hidden Advertising by Sports Influencers

Social Media Marketing campaigns are under observation of  Trade Authorities – this also applies to Sports Influencers   I. Introduction Together with celebrities from the movies and TV and a young generation of stars on YouTube and other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter professional athletes have become a substantial multiplier in […]

No income taxes for tournament clubs

The Federal Finance Court ruled: No income taxes for tournament bridge clubs. The Federal Finance Court (BFH) for the sport tournament bridge has made an important judgment: Clubs / associations do not have to pay income taxes to claim their sport, because tournament sports are considered “non-profit”. It reads precisely: “From the general clause of […]

Compliance structures for sports clubs

The offenses against sports betting fraud and match-fixing, §§ 265 c, 265 d StGB, valid since mid-2017 cause great dangers for sports clubs, coaches and athletes. According to § 30 OWiG, fines of up to € 30 million are threatened here if those responsible in associations, ie directors, board members or shareholders fail to fulfill […]