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Guido Kleve

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Name: Guido Kleve
Date registered: 14 April 2016
URL: https://www.dlapiper.com/de/germany/people/k/kleve-guido/

Latest posts

  1. Bundesliga clubs confirmed 50+1 rule – but liberalisation plans for Investors are not off the table — 27 March 2018
  2. German Federal High Court: Clubs can pass on fines to rioting fans — 13 December 2016
  3. Valencian Football Clubs have to pay back more than EUR 30 million of state aid. Professional sport clubs should be aware of the European State aid rules! — 9 November 2016
  4. German Federal Court declares unlawfulness of penalty initiated by FIFA — 21 September 2016
  5. Professional football clubs have to pay back incompatible State aid! Sport clubs nowadays should check contractual relationships with authorities. — 4 July 2016

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Bundesliga clubs confirmed 50+1 rule – but liberalisation plans for Investors are not off the table

For decades investors have been interested in German football. However, on 22 March 2018 the German Football League (“DFL”) voted in favour of generally retaining the 50+1 Rule. This rule, which is unique throughout Europe, was established in 1998 and in short means that investors cannot take over clubs as the clubs shall hold a …

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German Federal High Court: Clubs can pass on fines to rioting fans

A ruling handed down by the German Federal High Court in November determined for the first time that penalties imposed on a football club by the DFB based on a fan’s misbehavior can be passed on to the injuring party. Therefore, rioting fans could now be facing large claims for compensations. The fan’s liability is based on …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2016/12/german-federal-high-court-clubs-can-pass-on-fines-to-rioting-fans/

Valencian Football Clubs have to pay back more than EUR 30 million of state aid. Professional sport clubs should be aware of the European State aid rules!

On November 04 the European Commission published the full text of its Decision on incompatible State aid to Valencian football clubs (SA.36387, an appeal has been filed). The Commission concluded that public support measures in the form of loan guarantees by the regional government of Valencia in favour of the football clubs FC Valencia, Hercules …

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German Federal Court declares unlawfulness of penalty initiated by FIFA

German football club SV Wilhelmshaven (SVW) won a case before the German Federal Court (BGH) today concerning the lawfulness of a penalty based on FIFA. Due to the non-payment of training compensations for an international transfer of a player, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee had decided on the enforced relegation of the SVW. After the CAS …

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Professional football clubs have to pay back incompatible State aid! Sport clubs nowadays should check contractual relationships with authorities.

The European State Aid law has reached professional football clubs. Following several in-depth investigations, the Commission today has concluded that public support measures granted by Spain to seven professional football clubs gave those clubs an unfair advantage over other clubs in breach of EU State aid rules. As a result, Spain has to recover the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2016/07/professional-football-clubs-have-to-pay-back-incompatible-state-aid-sport-clubs-nowadays-should-check-contractual-relationships-with-authorities/

Defeat for speed skater Claudia Pechstein before the German Federal Court

Five-times Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein yesterday lost a case before the German Federal Court (BGH) seeking jurisdiction before German courts and claiming damages from the International Skating Union (ISU). Share this

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2016/06/defeat-for-speed-skater-claudia-pechstein-before-the-german-federal-court/

New Football Rules: Revision of Laws will apply to UEFA EURO 2016

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) as the guardian of the Laws of the Game has approved the most comprehensive revision in the IFAB´s 130 year history. The changes are effective as from 1 June 2016 and therefore will already apply to the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 in France. In addition to several changes with …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2016/05/new-football-rules-revision-of-laws-will-apply-to-uefa-euro-2016/

Fair Play! New Draft Legislation Punishing Sports Betting Fraud and the Manipulation of Professional Competitions

The German Federal Government has proposed changes to the Strafgesetzbuch (German Criminal Code “GCC”) to effectively combat sports betting fraud and manipulation of professional competitions. German Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, emphasized: “The current sanctions are insufficient. Fraud and manipulation must be combatted by the means of criminal law!” Share this

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