Dr. Habil.
Martin Stopper

Martin Stopper is one of the most experienced sports lawyers in Germany. He has been intensively involved in Sports Law matters for over 25 years. The postdoctoral and habilitated competition lawyer is recognised for his solution-oriented and visionary approach, especially for clients from the German Bundesliga as well as national and international sports associations. He is co-editor of the Handbook Football Law, of the Handbook Association Law in Sports, and of the sports law journal Sport und Recht (SpuRt). He is member of several arbitration courts.

  • 2020/2021 Member of DFL Taskforce Professional Football
  • Since 2016 Lecturer for the LL.M. degree for Sports Law at the University of Bayreuth
  • Since 2013 Co-editor of the sports law journal, SpuRt
  • Since 2008 Managing Director and Founding Partner at Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte
  • 2006 to 2008 Director Business Affairs at EM.Entertainment GmbH
  • 2005 to 2006 Legal Counsel at FIFA Marketing & TV Deutschland GmbH
  • 2005 Habilitation with Venia Legendi for Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law and Competition Law
  • Visiting professor at the University of Lublin, Poland (2002)
  • Visiting professor at the University of Chicago, USA (2001)
  • 1994 to 1996 Doctorate
  • 1988 to 1994 Law studies at the University of Constance


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