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Law studies in Bochum and Cologne; dr legal 2009 (Bielefeld University).

Lawyer since 1983; partner in various law firms; since 2020 Of Counsel of the law firm SCHMITZ KNOTH.

At the same time specialist lawyer for banking and capital market law and specialist lawyer for sports law.

Member of the Board of the Cologne Bar Association from 03/2000 to 03/2013; Arbitrator of the German Sports Arbitration Court.

Areas of law: banking and capital market law, sports law, criminal tax law; legal professional law.

Memberships: Düsseldorf Bar Association, German Lawyers Association, German Association for Sports Law e.V. – Constance Working Group for German and International Sports Law.


The deletion of the accompanying name by way of the public law name change” in: Journal for the civil registry office 1988, 171 – 172.

“The interest on the discount and prohibition of compound interest” in: Collection of decisions on commercial and banking law 1992, 659 – 660

“The athlete’s right to his own image” in: Sport und Recht 1995, 145 – 148

Commentary on the decision of the disciplinary court of the German Fencing Federation of October 13, 1993 in: Sport und Recht 1996, pp. 69-70

“The athlete and (his) manager” in: Sport and Law 1996, 114 – 118

Guarantees for penniless guarantors” in: Series of publications by the Cologne Lawyers’ Association, Issue No. 102, Sept. 1998, pp. 1 – 45

“The taxation of German athletes – an overview” in: Brochure of the German Sports Aid Foundation, October 1999, p. 1 – 15

“Athletes’ rights and club claims” in: Akademieschrift 53 (2001) of the Management Academy of the German Sports Federation, pp. 25 – 36

The sports school using the example of youth development at Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH and TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen e.V.” in: 3rd International Sports Law Congress, Bonn, Die Deutsche Bibliothek – CIP standard recording 2004, pp. 220-229

“Athletes and taxes” in: Brochure of the German Sports Aid Foundation, May 2005, p. 1 – 15

“2006 – Sport juristic” in: KammerForum RAK Köln 1/2006, p. 2/3

Review on particles (ed.), book of forms for sports contracts, Verlag Beck, Munich, 2nd edition 2006 in: Sport und Recht 2007, 88

“The validity of the professional ban on circumvention for lawyers working on their own behalf and as a party by virtue of their office” in: BRAK-Mitteilungen 2007, 14 – 15

“The Sportsman Manager Contract — An investigation into a type of contract that is widespread in German (high) competitive sport and can be distinguished from the player agency contract” (Diss.) in: DeutscherAnwaltVerlag, publication series 2010, 356 pages

“Athletes & Taxes” in: Brochure of the German Sports Aid Foundation, March 2011, p. 1 – 18

“Specialist lawyer in the law of the most wonderful minor matter in the world” in: KammerForum RAK Cologne 2/2018, p. 33/34


Nationwide, a bank

The experts from SCHMITZ KNOTH Rechtsanwälte represent legal departments in groups across Germany and complement the operative business in management and capital market issues.


Keep rules and regress right.

We advise and represent the general insurance contract law (conclusion of contract, pre-contractual disclosure, beginning of insurance cover, premium right, insurance agent, causing the insured event, obligations, danger increase), transport and forwarding insurance law, property insurance law (in particular the law of vehicle, building, household , Luggage, fire, burglary and construction insurance) to the law of private personal insurance (in particular the right of life, health, travel cancellation, accident and disability insurance) and Liability insurance law. Special expertise also exists in the area of technical insurance.


Exclude risks and side effects.

SCHMITZ KNOTH lawyers clarify questions of corruption law and formulate compliance solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. In cases of medical liability, we represent patients as well as practitioners in the assertion of their claims.


Protecting your ideas. Under all circumstances.

For individuals and companies, SCHMITZ KNOTH Rechtsanwälte takes on the representation in all questions of copyright and competition law matters. Above all, the clarification of protective rights and design of German and European brands is a priority.


Mergers & Acquisitions with a sure hand.

Founding, merging and restructuring of companies run smoothly under the direction of SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE. If we can not prevent a dispute, we represent their interests in court. With success.


Good staff needs good staff.

SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE are known as experienced representatives of client interests in negotiations on company agreements or collective bargaining agreements. In any case – be it restructuring or social plan, employee or manager.


Regularities for commercial, property and rent.

For companies and builders, SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE has decades of expertise to safeguard interests in terms of remuneration, warranty and compensation.


With a sense of proportion and tact.

Our private lives pose great challenges to us in the event of potential disputes – including legal ones. With SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWAELTE you have proven legal experts at your side who stand up and fight with great sensitivity for your needs.


For a legal explanation of accident consequences.

In the case of accidents with consequences, SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWAELTE will take legal action for claims for damages or unsubstantiated claims for their legal interests and implement them.


Our practice for the bureaucracy.

SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE advises public authorities, associations and municipalities on their interests in administrative law – public building law is the focus of their activities.


Compliance without complications.

Entrepreneurial risk needs adequate support in case of wrong decisions. SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE advise and train companies and entrepreneurs on compliance with regulations and measures.


Advocacy for lawyers.

Legal and professional support is provided to lawyers by SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE in the legal practice as well as in the chamber and association industry and the Federal Bar Association, where our partners have been represented for decades.