Dr. Paul Lambertz

              Senior Associate

              Paul advises on all aspects of corporate and trade law, specialising in litigation. He also advises on all aspects of sports and club and federation law. 

              Paul advises on all types of trade and corporate law issues, especially in front of arbitration and ordinary courts. Paul also assists clients in all aspects of club and federation law.

              Paul also advises on all aspects of sports law, especially on sponsoring issues and the exploitation of rights. 

              Besides being a lawyer, Paul is registered as an arbitrator with the German Sports Arbitration Court (Deutsches Sportschiedsgericht) and was repeatedly appointed as an arbitrator in doping cases. In April 2016 he was appointed specialised arbitrator on doping cases. 

              "...esp in track and field and triathlon a considerable base of clients established...” 
              JUVE Handbook about Dr Paul Lambertz

              • Missed Test – what now?, Doping 2017, 132-138
              • Keep calm and go to Karlsruhe, Comments on the Decision of the Federal Court of Justice of 22 September 2016, VII ZR 14/16, causa sport 2016, 344-346;
              • Bad Luck for Pechstein, JM (juris, die Monatszeitschrift) 2016, p. 316-318;
              • "Questionable Provision on Publication of Names in Doping Cases Pursuant to the WADA Code", causa sport 2015, 369-373;
              • Introduction of a Change of Paradigms in Case Law on Recourse, Regional Court of Hanover, Judgement of 26 May 2015 – 2 O 289/14, Causa Sport 2015, 268-272;
              • Zur Passivlegitimation und Prüfungspflicht eines Sportverbandes bezüglich der Umsetzung einer von der FIFA-Disziplinarkommission angeordneten Sanktion, Hanseatisches OLG Bremen, Urteil vom 30. Dezember 2014, Az.: 2 U 67/14, SchiedsVZ 2015, 159-160:
              • Ineffective exclusion of the national jurisdiction, Landgericht (Regional Court) Kempten, decision dated 22 November 2014, Az.: 33 O 1921/14, SpuRt 2015, 36-37;
              • Nomination Claim Wrongly Denied, Higher Regional Court (OLG) Frankfurt, Decision of 20 December 2013 – 8 U 25/12 (Friedek ./. DOSB), causa sport 2014, 56-58;
              • The „Drygala Case“ in the Light of Contractual Law, causa sport 2013, 207-211;
              • The Extraordinary Termination of Sports Sponsoring Contracts, KSzW 2013, 242-249;
              • WADA-Code 2015 - Abolition of B-Samples: An Attack on Athletes‘ Rights? SpuRt 2012, 143-146 (co-author Dr Sebastian Longrée);
              • Federal Court of Justice (BGH), Judgement of 29 November 2011 – XI ZR 370/10: Provision on Maximum Amounts Set Forth in GTCs Also Protect Card Holders in Case of Card Abuse, BB 2012, 1119-1120;
              • Nomination in Sports, Hamburg 2012;
              • Lifelong Ban on Nominations, SpuRt 2011, 17-19.


              • Quotations in „The ball is at the Federal Cartel Office“, deutschlandfunk.de, 1 Juli 2017;
              • Quotations in "Red Bull vs. Red Bull in the Premium Class", ntv.de, 22 June 2017;
              • Quotations in "Uefa's Decision: How Experts Rate the Champions League License", Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, 22 June 2017;
              • Quotations in „Ismaiks Fight Against the 50+1-Rule“, Rheinische Post Online, 8 June 2017;
              • Radio Interview on Questions Around the Rescheduling of the Football Match BVB versus AS Monaco, einslive, 13 April 2017;
              • Interview on Legal Practice in and around Football, Once Upon a Time There was a Match (ISBN 978-3-7307-0320-5), Dr Moritz Küpper, April 2017;
              • Interview with effzeh.com, 13 March 2017;
              • "Großkreutz about to be fired in Stuttgart: This is the legal situation", Sportbuzzer, 2 March 2017
              • "Sanctions? Sports Lawyers Disagree on RB Clubs Participating in Champions League", Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, 24 February 2017;
              • "Champions League Ban? Pitfalls of the RB System" Sport 1, 24 February 2017
              • "Problematic Fans of Football Club BVB Dortmund": This Is How Sports Lawyers View the Situation – Ruhr Nachrichten 16 February 2017;
              • "Suit Filed by BVB Fans Against Decision on Empty Stands Have No Chance", Rheinische Post, 13 February 2017;
              • "In the Spotlight" - Conversation with RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, 11 February 2017;
              • "Closed-Door Matches and Point Deductions Possible", Interview with Recklinghäuser Zeitung, 8 February 2017;
              • "Sports Lawyer Explains Why BVB May not be Punished for Violent Clashes", Mitteldeutsche Zeitung 8 February 2017;
              • "BVB to Face Empty Seats" – Discussion with Ruhrnachrichten, 7 February 2017;
              • We Have to Stay Outside! – Assessment, whether RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg have violated UEFA Rules, 11Freunde, No. 181;
              • Statements in „Einmal böllern für 30.000 Euro“, Rheinische Post, 22 September 2016;
              • Criticism Regarding the Rule 40 of the IOC's Olympic Charter, in „Athletes Attac Olympic Federation“, Rheinische Post, 2 August 2016;
              • Assessment of Rule 40 of the IOC's Olympic Charter, Sport am Wochenende, Deutschlandfunk, 31 July 2016;
              • Statements in a contribution broadcasted on the German news station Deutschlandfunk "Russian Spy Thriller“, Sport am Wochenende, 19 July 2016;
              • "May the State even do that?" – Interview with ZEIT Online, 23 March 2016;
              • Statements in a contribution broadcasted on the German news station Deutschlandfunk "Transparency not Highly Appreciated", Sport am Wochenende, 19 March 2016;
              • Opinion on the matter Flieger, Flügel ./. German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB), German Athletics Association (DLV) re change of nomination criteria at FAZ.net and Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27/28 January 2016;
              • Interview with ZEIT Online on the Expulsion of FC Ostelbien Dornburg from Landessportbund Sachsen-Anhalt (State Sports Association of Saxony-Anhalt, Zeit Online, 02 September 2015;
              • Assessment of the Transfer of German Football Player Kevin Großkreutz, Ruhrnachrichten online, 02 September 2015;
              • Interview für Zeit Online zum Ausschluss des FC Ostelbien Dornburg aus dem Landessportbund Sachsen-Anhalt, Zeit Online, 02.09.2015;
              • Einschätzung zum Großkreutz Wechsel, Ruhrnachrichten online, 02.09.2015;
              • Radio interview broadcasted on the German news station Deutschlandfunk on FC Barcelona signing Aleix Vidal despite transfer ban, broadcasting show "Sport am Wochenende", 13 June 2015;
              • Interview on FC Barcelona signing Aleix Vidal despite transfer ban, 11Freunde online, 11 June 2015;
              • Legal Assessment of the FIFA Proposal to Postpone the World Cup 2022, BILD am Sonntag, 01 March 2015, Sport p. 10 et seq.;
              • Opinion and Legal Classification of the Incidents During the Bundesliga Match Borussia Mönchengladbach Versus 1. FC Köln, Ruhrnachrichten online, 19 February 2015;
              • Statements on the case of the Frankfurt football player Yaffa, Bild online, 11 February 2015;
              • Live interview at Tagesschau24 regarding decision of the Higher Regional Court of Munich on the proceedings Pechstein ./. ISU, Tagesschau24 15 January 2015;
              • TV Interview for national broadcaster ARD, pending the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Munich in the matter of Claudia Pechstein, Mittags- und Morgenmagazin on 14/15 January 2015;
              • Radio interview with Deutschlandfunk on the third version of the world anti-doping code and the extention of the regular doping suspension ; programme "Sport am Wochenende" [Sports at the weekend] dated 3 January 2015;
              • Citations on the Anti-Doping Draft Bill, Sport Bild, edition 47/2014, p. 92;
              • Radio Interview on the Decision of the Local Court of Munich Regarding „Stadium Bans in Football“ and the New Anti Doping Law, Broadcast „Sport am Samstag“, Deutschlandfunk, 15 November 2014;
              • Statements on Doping Proceedings against the German Handball Player Michael Kraus, Sport Bild, edition 35/2014, p. 85
              • Statements on Award of Wildcards in Sports, Especially in Handball, Zeit Online, 11 September 2014;
              • Interview with Zeit Online: Statements on the Proposal of the City of Bremen on Making Football Clubs Bear a Share of the Costs of Police Operations, 4 August 2014;
              • Interview on the Pechstein Lawsuit, Sport Bild +, edition 08/2014;
              • Interview for Zeit online on the IOC Decision to Admonish the Norwegian Olympic Team for Wearing Black Ribbons, 11 February 2014;
              • Radio Interview, WDR 2, Broadcast „Liga Live“ dated 10 May 2013;
              • Interview on the Selling of Soccer Tickets on the Black Market in the Context of the Forthcoming Champions League Final of BVB versus Bayern München, Sport Bild, edition, 19/2013, p. 78-79.


              • Sport is sport even on a computer, commentary on the status of eSport, Rheinische Post 14 October 2017,
              • Commentary on WADA-Code 2015, Legal Tribune Online 16 November 2013.


              • The General Meeting of an Association – Old and New Problems, Lecture at the Symposium "Challenges of the Law of Associations" 2017, 18 May 2017 Düsseldorf;
              • Sports Arbitration Proceedings in Germany: German Sports Arbitration Court of DIS (German Institution of Arbitration) and the Causa Pechstein, Lecture at the Joint Conference on Arbitration in Russia of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA), 16 March 2017 Moscow;
              • Football Clubs' Options of Recourse Against Hooligans, Lecture at the Symposium „Violence Among Fans of Football and its Consequences for the Clubs“, 6 November 2014 Düsseldorf;
              • The Athlete on His Way to Participate in the Competition and the (Legal) Problems Along His Way, Lecture at the 15. Interuniversitäre Tagung Sportrecht (15th Interuniversity Conference Sports Law), 9 October 2014 in Luxembourg.


              • Appeal in the Matter S. Charles Friedek Versus DOSB Admitted, Causa Sport, No. 01/2015, p. 110;
              • Disputed Sharing of Costs for Police Operations in Sports, Causa Sport, edition 03/2014, p. 258-259.
              • Constance Workshop for Sports Law
              • German Sports Law Association
              • Sports Law Working Group of the German Bar Association
              • German Institution of Arbitratiors under 40 - German Initiative of Young Arbitrators