German Sports & eSports
Sports: Fair play is a vital part of all sports and one area that cannot be overlooked is that of legal fair play. In this regard, all athletes and sports’ teams need to be prepared to fulfill certain legal conditions and that they are able to deal with specific legal issues. Even at a very basic level there are legal issues involved in ensuring that teams compete in the correct league and that they are complying with the legal requirements of those leagues. But, of course, there are also more complicated questions concerning player contracts, sponsorship contracts and media broadcasting rights. Our lawyers are here to make sure that your athletic future is based on solid legal ground.
eSports: Over the last decade, the world of eSports has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The European market itself, which currently generates one third of revenue worldwide, is expected to grow to a volume of $400m by 2021. This phenomenon is accentuated further in Asia, where some of the best professional eSports players reside and compete. Some of the most popular eSports players there have public profiles as prominent as those of western celebrities. Following its incredible success and popularity, the professionalization of the eSports sector was a logical step. However, the process of professionalization has also been accompanied with increased legal issues such as player employment contracts, sponsorship agreements and a professional approach to payments, social security and employment conditions in general.
At Schlun & Elseven we have a multidisciplinary unit specialized in the German Sports & eSports sector, formed by a team of expert lawyers in many different branches of law such as employment law, commercial law, tax law, IT law and intellectual property law. Our team is also fully aware of the singular difficulties that commonly arise in this sector and are prepared and ready to be at your side with any legal difficulties you may face.