Caroline Dressel und Simon Karlin zum “Fall Müller”
The admissibility of fixed-term employment contracts in German professional football
In January 2018, the German Federal Labour Court handed down its first decision on the legal issue of admissibility of fixed-term employment contracts in German professional football. The decision is a landmark ruling – overturning the first instance ruling – for German and European professional football and team sports in general. Caroline Dressel and Simon Karlin of Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte place a spotlight on this crucial case, highlighting the legal premises of the temporary limitation of employment contracts under German and European law and the importance of the decision for professional football in Germany and beyond.