Dr. Jan Räker LL.M. (Montreal)

Jan Räker, LL.M. studied law at the Uni­versity of Co­logne, spe­cial­iz­ing in pub­lic law and sports law. He sub­sequently ob­tained his doc­tor­ate in Co­logne. He also ob­tained a Mas­ter of Law in sports law from Mc­Gill Law School in Montreal (Canada).

Dr. Räker joined our team in Decem­ber 2011 and has been full-time Seni­or Gen­er­al Coun­sel in the Leg­al and Com­pli­ance de­part­ment at VfB Stut­tgart since 2014. There, he is com­pre­hens­ively re­spons­ible for all leg­al is­sues from all areas of the club's activ­it­ies, in­clud­ing trans­fers, com­pli­ance, data pro­tec­tion and in­vestor re­la­tions. He has also been a judge at the Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne since 2014, where he is primar­ily ap­poin­ted in soc­cer-re­lated cases. Dr. Räker is also a mem­ber of the ed­it­or­i­al ad­vis­ory board of the sports law journ­al Spo­Prax.

In addition to the above-mentioned activ­it­ies, Dr. Räker is re­spons­ible for our sports law de­part­ment in our law firm.

Previously, since April 2008, Dr. Räker worked as leg­al coun­sel at Ham­burger Sport-Ver­ein (HSV). At IST Düsseldorf, Dr. Räker suc­cess­fully com­pleted his stud­ies in "Foot­ball Man­age­ment". Today he works there as a lec­turer in the field of mar­ket­ing and law. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Räker served as Sec­ret­ary Gen­er­al of the In­ter­na­tion­al Sports Law­yers Association (ISLA).


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Dr. Jan Räker LL.M.
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  • Since 2000

Publications and Articles

Since 2000

»Die Haftung von Fußball-Clubs für Aus­schreitungen von Fans/The liability of football clubs for fan misconduct/Odpwiedzialnosc cywilnoprawna klubow pilkarskich za wykroczenia kibicow«
Szwarc (Hrsg.) “Rechts­probleme des Fußball­sports/Legal problems of Football Sport/Prawne problemy sportu pilkarskiego”, Posen, 2013, Page 130-214 (3 Fassungen, deutsch/englisch/polnisch)

»Kommt das Aus für Transfer­investments?«
SPONSORs, 02/2013, Page 22 f.

»Die Haftung der Clubs für Zuschauer­aus­schreitungen bei fehlendem Ver­schulden«
SpuRt, 2013, Page 46 ff.

»Verlosungen von Tickets – erlaubt oder nicht?«
SPONSORs, 11/2012, Page 58 ff.

»Economic and so-called ‚Federative Transfer Rights‘«
ECA Legal Bulletin, 02/2012, Page 4-8 (with Wouter Lambrecht)

»The Jurisprudence of CAS with Respect to Art. 17 RSTP«
“CAS Jurisprudence and New Developments in International Sports Law”, Rigozzi/Bernasconi (Hrsg.), Lausanne, 2012, Seite 237-249

»Anmerkung zu CAS, ‚Matuzalem‘«
SpuRt, 2009, Page 162 ff.

»Webster und Sylva – Arbeitsrechtliche Antworten auf ‚privilegierten Vertragsbruch‘ im (Lizenz-) Fußball«
SpuRt, 2009, Page 45 ff. (mit Dr. Johan Menke)

»Stadionverbote nur noch per Paketpost?«
SpuRt, 2008, Page 99 ff.

»Grundrechtliche Beziehungen juristischer Personen im Berufs­sport«
Dissertation, Berlin, 2008

»Die Veröffentlichung von Abbildungen Prominenter ohne deren Zustimmung«
“Prominenz in den Medien”, Schierl (Hrsg.), Köln, 2007, Page 71-98

»The Liability of Referees for Wrong Decisions under English and Canadian Law«
Abschluss­arbeit McGill University, 2005

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