We Need to Talk About Qatar

Finish Football player Tim Sparv wrote an open letter about his view on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Pls. read and share your comments on ISLA Social Media.


ISLA provides to you a list of links to information on websites, published by third parties from all over the world. All of them related to the topics Covid-19 and Sports, most of them dealing with legal issues. We are eager to keep the list updated which means further links, wa get aware of, will […]

Review of the ISLA Sports Law Conference in Zurich 2019

The International Sport Lawyers Association dedicated this year’s annual conference to the topic “Transfer in Football”. It took place on September 13, 2019 in Zurich at the home of FIFA to whom we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks. While the sun was shining outside and following the introductory remarks […]

Conference 2019 by International Sport Lawyers Association

In September, ISLA held its 2019 Conference in Zurich. Here you find a short report (in German): read more. It was a big success and ended with an interesting visit of FIFA Home. Prof. Anne Jakob elected as President After the Conference in Zurich, ISLA conducted its members’ meeting including the elections of the board. As […]

Latest developments in the Pechstein case: Ruling of the European Court of Human Rights

Another decision in Pechsteins battle against the Court of Arbitration for Sport In 2009 the International Skating Union (ISU) imposed a two-year-long competition ban against the speed skater and most successful German Winter Olympian of all-time. The reason for the ban were abnormal blood values discovered during doping controls. On the basis of the blood […]

J. Kornbeck comments on the decision of the European Commission in the article “ISU case decided: Loyalty clauses as antitrust infringement”

J. Kornbeck / Brussels comments in an article in the journal Sport and Law “ISU case decided: Loyalty clauses as antitrust infringement” the most recent decision of the European Commission of 08.12.2017 to the antitrust appeal of the Dutch speed skaters M. Tuitert and N. Kerstholt: The International Ice Skating Union (ISU) has sanctioned the two athletes for […]

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 […]