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Dr. André Soldner, LL.M. (University of Nottingham), Partner, advises in the multifaceted fields of Sports law. He has extensive expertise in the legal guidance in relation to national and international player transfers, the conclusion and termination of employment agreements as well as the conception and realization of marketing and sponsoring agreements. Furthermore, Dr. Soldner advises on employment law as well as commercial law.
"Ambush marketing vs sponsorship values at the Olympic Games", IMR management report "Sports Sponsorship & the Law" (9/2010)
"FIFA vs. Ferrero – last round or only next stage in the dispute around the WC-trademarks?", comment on BGH-decision I ZR 183/07, K&R 2010, p. 389 et seq. (together with Willem Rottstegge)
"Hospitality and Compliance"; lecture at the sports business conference SpoBiS 2010, 23 February 2010 (held in German)
Comment on Horst Hilpert's book "criminal law in relation to the German Football Association (DFB)", K&R 11/2009
"Ambush Marketing and World Cup 2010", lecture at the 15th German Sponsoring Days, 10 November 2009 (held in German)
"Next round for defining legal framework for ticketing practice in the German Bundesliga", comment on LG Essen 4 O 69/09, together with Jan-Ulrich Friedrichson, K&R 2009, p. 421 et seq.
"Prohibition of commercial trade with tickets to German Bundesliga matches", comment on BGH-decision I ZR 74/06, together with Dr. Sebastian Janka, K&R 2009, p. 115 et seq.
"Club ownership: the 50+1 rule and European law", together with Jan Kupfer, World Sports Law Report 11/2008
"Innovative sponsoring concepts – strategy, planning, implementation; presentation of the sponsoring concept of the Dresdner Kleinwort triathlon team", lecture at the 14th German Sponsoring Days, 22 October 2008 (held in German)
Comment on CAS-decision: "mandatory release of U23 players", together with Jan Kupfer, World Sports Law Report 8/2008.
"Legitimacy of extraordinary contributions in the law of associations", comment on BGH-decision II ZR 289/07, together with Dr. Matthias Wiedenfels, jurisPR-HAGesR 7/2008
"Liberalisation of the rail sector: between competition and regulation", doctorial dissertation, Frankfurt 2008
"Placanica: limitation of betting or betting without limitation?", together with Karl Hamacher, SpuRt 2007, p. 89 et seq.
"Ambush marketing and the 2010 World Cup", German South African Lawyers Association newsletter (08/2006)
"Protection of event organisers against ambush marketing", together with Dr. Mirko Wittneben, WRP 2006, p. 1175 et seq.
"Organiser's obligations in relation to Public Viewing Events for the FIFA WC 2010", together with Dr. Mirko Wittneben, WRP 2006, p. 675 et seq
Associate at Klinkert (since May 2011)
Associate at Ashurst LLP, Frankfurt (2008 – 2011)
Admission to the bar (2008)
Doctorial dissertation (PhD in law) in the area of competition law with Prof Dr Dr Marian Paschke at the University of Hamburg (Title: "Liberalisation of the rail sector: between competition and regulation") (2008)
Legal clerkship at the Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg (Second State Exam 2008)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) studies at the University of Nottingham (UK) with focus on International Commercial Law (2003 – 2004)
Postgraduate studies in commercial law at the University of Hamburg (2003)
Legal study at the University of Hamburg (First State Exam 2002)