Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

The German and International Sports Law Research Unit

Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

The German and International Sports Law Research Unit

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On 24 April 2002, the law department of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg passed a resolution setting up a research unit on German and international sports law. The research unit functions as an adjunct of the Institute for Law and Technology (www.irut.de) and the chair for civil law, commercial law, and law of technology.

The unit's establishment came as a resounding acknowledgment of the energetic work carried on in the field of sports law by the Institute for Law and Technology, in particular its director, Professor Dr. Klaus Vieweg, and some of his research assistants and PhD students, over a period of years. After completing both a law and a sports degree in Munster, Klaus Vieweg wrote his postdoctoral thesis (Habilitations-schrift) on German and international sports organizations--thus becoming the first German scholar to publish a postdoctoral thesis on a sports law topic. Following his appointment to the chair in Erlangen, Professor Vieweg continued to specialize in sports law. Along with commercial law and the law governing clubs and associations, sports law now forms one of the Institute's main research interests. Up to now, six staff members have successfully completed doctoral dissertations in the area of sports law. Isolde Hannamann ("Kartellverbot and Verhaltenskoordinationen im Sport"), Christian Paul ("Grenzwerte im Doping"), Frank Oschutz ("Sportschiedsgerichtsbarkeit"), Magdalena Kedzior ("Gerichtliche Oberprufung von Vereinsstrafen am Beispiel von Sportverbanden im deutschen and polnischen Rechtssystem"), Simon Weiler (,, Mehrfachbeteiligungen an Sportkapitalgesellschaften--Verbote von ,Multi-Club Shareholding' und deren Grenzen aus Sicht europaischen Rechts unter besonderer Berucksichtigung des Profifussballs in Deutschland"), and Fabian Schmidt ("Electronic and Mobile Commerce im Bundesligafussball--Rechtsfragen der Vermarktungsinstrumente im Zusammenhang mit dem Aufbau and der Fuhrung einer Marke im Bundesligafussball"). …

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