Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek writes legal history in football: Temporary contracts in sports remain permissible

Picture: f.l.t.r. Menke, Strutz, Heidel (Source: BILD)

Following the success of 1. FSV Mainz 05 e.V. with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in the appeal against Heinz Müller, here is an excerpt of press coverage:

Bundesliga feiert Vertrags-Urteil

Fußball-Bundesliga: Mainz 05 verteidigt mit Heuking befristete Profiverträge

Etappensieg gegen Müller

Gericht stoppt Heinz Müller

Zeitverträge im Profi-Fußball bleiben erlaubt

Die Bundesliga atmet durch

The current JUVE Handbook 2015/2016 lists Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in the category of "Particularly recommended advisors in Sports Law:"

The firm’s sports law practice attracted a fair amount of attention recently due to some matters pertaining to employment law in football, advising among others football league DFL and the HSV team. Having been retained by FSV Mainz in its legal dispute with ex-goalkeeper Müller, the practice is additionally involved in a case with fundamental importance that could be pioneering for fixed-term contracts in professional sports.

Sample matters (press releases):
Fixed-term employment contracts in professional soccer

Legal dispute with former goalkeeper Müller: 1. FSV Mainz 05 e.V. appeals decision with assistance of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Time limitations in soccer are effective: 1. FSV Mainz 05 e.V. succeeds with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in appeal against ex-goalkeeper Müller

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