Alexander Engelhard is a senior associate at ARNECKE SIBETH in Frankfurt, Germany. He advises German and international clients in the sports, media and entertainment industry. His particular focus is on dispute resolution, especially in sports-related cases. He also advises clients on the drafting of rules and contracts, including agreements dealing with copyright and media law. As a former Vice-President of the FIFA Master Alumni Association (FMA) Alexander has access to a global network in sport.
Alexander’s track record includes more than 70 national and international arbitration proceedings in sport (e.g. before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), German Institution of Arbitration (DIS-Sport), Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Arbitral Tribunal for the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB)). He has acted as counsel in disciplinary proceedings and financial disputes before UEFA and FIFA bodies, including representing football officials before the FIFA Ethics Committee. He has provided legal advice to international federations, national sport associations (including FIBA, FIVB, ISSF, IFAF, EWF, AFFA and DEB) and clubs (e.g. from the Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, Turkish Süper Lig and Greek Super League) on regulatory, disciplinary and commercial issues. His further work includes advising athletes on labour and immigration law matters as well as representing athletes in doping and damage compensation cases.
ARNECKE SIBETH is a German full service law firm with a team of dedicated, highly specialized lawyers who provide comprehensive legal advice in sport.
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