ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN is one of the leading law firms which offers legal advice to the international sports sector.


ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN is one of the very few law firms to offer full-service consultation in sports law

This is due to the broad range of activities of the lawyers in our Sports group, who are all leading consultants in their various specialist areas. In addition to its high level of specialisation, our Sports group is also international in character and has a strong network in sports.

As a result of our membership in the award-winning law networks Interlaw and Meritas, we can also implement international sports projects quickly and professionally.

The SPORTS competence area is part of the commercial law firm ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN. Link








Our Sports law team advises clients throughout Europe in all sectors, and in this respect it also draws on the expertise and long-standing experience of the experts from the other ASD areas of law and our international network.


In this section you will find a selection of our references. Are you curious? Feel free to contact us. Then we will send you further information on our advisory services and, of course, a detailed track record.

Long-standing consultation and representation for the German football league business enterprise (DFL GmbH) and the representative body for the clubs (DFL e.V.) on questions such as infringements of identification marks, designs and personality rights

Consultation for UEFA and national football associations on the subject of safety and security in stadiums

Comprehensive legal advice on stadium projects, e.g. for the city of Karlsruhe, the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, VfB Stuttgart, the Warsaw National Stadium

Employment law consultation and representation of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) after the Hamburg Freezers withdrew from the German Ice Hockey League

“We for Rio” – drafting of the sponsorship contract and consultation on advertising measures in connection with the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Consultation on the national trainer contract for the German Handball Association

Comprehensive consultation for an app developer on the market launch of a new sports app to support fan loyalty in the digital age, e.g. representation in licence negotiations with the owners of sports rights

Consultation and representation of individual sports players, e.g. Mario Mandzukic in connection with outstanding fee claims by a player agent; Julyan Ray Stone on his transfer to the Charlotte Hornets (NBA)

DFL GmbH, Bundesliga International GmbH - Out-of-court as well as legal action against game and betting providers, merchandising manufacturers and domain owners


We are a team – and at the same time we are many teams: ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN brings together more than 300 members of staff offering a wide variety of legal and tax expertise. This means that we can use our synergies at any time and offer fast and systematic support in almost all relevant areas of business and the economy.


Knowledge transfer, networking and the sharing of ideas in a partnership: this triad makes our events exciting and sustainable - for clients, tax advisors, lawyers, the press and all interested people. And of course also for students who would like to join a prestigious law firm.

We warmly welcome you.

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Political, social and legal: In our news section you will find articles on various topics. It is important for our lawyers always to be up to date. Just like for our clients.

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Direct, fast and concrete: Get in touch with our sports team. We will be pleased to advise you.

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As a commercial law firm with more than 150 lawyers, notaries and tax consultants and with over 90 years of tradition, ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN offers legal advice in all relevant business locations.

We feature among the top 100 legal advice firms in Germany with offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Leer and Dresden and we are an internationally recognised market leader in the areas of Real Estate, Transport and Logistics and the Maritime Industry. We are also growing constantly in the sectors of Energy, Insurance and Sports, Media & Entertainment.

Our Practice Areas include Employment Law, Corporate, Finance, M&A, IP, IT, Commercial, Public Law and Anti-trust Law. We also have a tax law team and a notary office.

Due to our memberships in global legal networks (e.g. Interlaw, Meritas) and our world-wide contacts with specialised law firms, we are also a reliable partner for our international clients.



From internship to traineeship, from associate to partner: with us, every team member has the chance to go far on the career path. Apply and we will be delighted to convince each other. We look forward to hearing from you.