Sports Law Lunch & Learn: The Pechstein ruling of the OLG Munich

12 - 12 March 2015
  • Starts at: 11:30h
  • Fee: Regular €25 / Student €15
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: ASSER International Sports Law Centre
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The Pechstein Ruling of the OLG Munich: The beginning of the end for the Court of Arbitration for Sport?

In January a German Regional Court dropped a bomb on the world of Sports Arbitration. The Pechstein ruling of the OLG Munich is ground-breaking and deserves close attention from the part of the sports law community. This lunch and learn will be dedicated exclusively to this decision. It will provide a comprehensive synthesis of the legal reasoning of the decision and its factual background, and debate its potential legal and institutional consequences.

Antoine Duval is a Senior Researcher in European and International Sports Law at the ASSER Institute, before he was a Phd researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. Antoine is editor of the ASSER International Sports Law Blog and contributes in various settings, both academic and non-academic, to the debates on international sports law and governance.

Vesna Lazic, Senior Researcher in Private International Law at the Asser Institute and Professor at the University of Rijeka, will comment on the case from a more general International Arbitration perspective. 

Marco van der Harst is a researcher and PhD candidate in European and International Sports Law at the Asser Institute. Marco focuses primarily on the private law enforcement of EU law with regard to the sports sector like, e.g., the public policy restrictions during the enforcement proceedings of CAS arbitral awards in the EU.

Time: 11.30 - 13.30

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