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Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, Dr Hermann Schlindwein, Frankfurt, GERMANY

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Dr Hermann Schlindwein

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Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

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Sports Law, M&A and Private Equity


Dr. Hermann Schlindwein, Partner, is a recognized expert in sports law as well as M&A and private equity. He advises on sports marketing, sponsoring, law of associations, sports employment law, player transfers and TV marketing. His clients include international sports marketing agencies, sports associations, football clubs, football trainers, players and other individual athletes as well as companies involved in the sports field. He is one of the attorneys listed in "Best Lawyers" in the field of corporate law. Dr. Hermann Schlindwein leads the firm's practice group for sports law.


Since 2011 Partner at Klinkert; 2001–2011 Partner at Ashurst, Frankfurt; 1992–2001 Attorney and after 1994 Partner at Rädler Raupach Bezzenberger/Oppenhoff & Rädler; 1991–1992 Attorney at Nabarro Nathanson, London; 1989–1991 Attorney at Dr. Schlatter & Kollegen, Heidelberg.


German, English.


Member in numerous German and international professional organizations.


1987-1989 Doctoral Thesis in tax law at Prof. Dr. Paul Kirchhof, University of Heidelberg; 1983-1986 Legal clerk and Second State Exam in Heidelberg; 1977–1982 Study at the university of Heidelberg; 1976–1977 Administrative inspector at the county offices in Karlsruhe; 1972–1976 Training and studies in business management (technical university).

Germany: Media


Within: Entertainment

Clients primarily benefit from Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB’s media law expertise with regard to contractual and transactional matters and copyright disputes. In recent highlights the team advised software company RealNetworks on copyright and unfair competition aspects of the development of innovative entertainment products and campaigns; continued to assist Refinery29 with copyright, media and competition law matters in connection with the European roll-out and the Europe-wide coordination of the subject eCommerce; and is also involved in three proceedings on the ancillary copyright for publishers as representative for 1&1 Mail & Media. Under the lead of Hermann Schlindwein the firm additionally has niche expertise in providing media law advice to the sports industry, such as assisting the German Football League (DFL) in the context of the tender of audiovisual and audio media rights. Practice head Piet Bubenzer and Johannes Zindelalways act proactively and find practical solutions even under time pressure’.

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