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Handbook football law, 2nd edition

The new and significantly extended second edition has been revised and contains numerous contributions and chapters of a top-class team of authors coming from associations, leagues, universities as well as lawyers from Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte and other law firms.

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Jörg VollmüllerDirector Operational Legal, FIFA

“Lentze Stopper as one of the most renowned sports law firms in Germany advises and represents the Bavarian Football Association (BFV) for years: Lentze Stopper is a highly competent, service-oriented law firm with an international network.”

Dr. Rainer Koch President of the Bavarian Football Association, Vice-President of the German Football Association

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JUVE HANDBOOK 2016 / 2017