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Fund Esports organizations with tokens and/or NFT?

Editorial work on the September issue of SpoPrax – Sportrecht und E-Sportrecht in der Praxis has been completed.

I too have contributed an interesting article that should be required reading for anyone looking to fund their Esport organization away from regular investors.

Nearly all Esports organizations that participate in gaming operations with a team are currently economically unsustainable and function primarily through external funding. Meanwhile, the new applications enabled by distributed ledger technology are revolutionizing finance. This article provides an overview of the ongoing tokenization and its impact on the survival funding of Esport organizations.

In-house lawyer Dr. Philipp Winter explains the cornerstones of competition law action against “ticket platforms” on the basis of a ruling by the Hamburg Higher Regional Court (Case No.: 5 U 147/19). Lawyer Anastasia Baumann and lawyer Arno Lampmann take a closer look at a ruling of the OLG Nuremberg (Case No.: 3 U 2801/19) on the interpretation of an English-language sponsoring contract.

In E-Sports, a legal policy outlook on the strategies for the legal further development of e-sports of the current parliamentary parties in the German Bundestag for the coming legislative period is first presented. Academic Councilor (ret.) Dr. Daniel Schmid also provides an overview of data protection in e-sports in the first part of his two-part article.

In the context of the column “From practice for practice”, attorney Katharina Dierlamm, LL.M. provides decision-makers in sports organizations with a guide to be prepared for the upcoming implementation of the EU Whistleblower Directive.

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Marian Härtel

Marian Härtel is a lawyer and entrepreneur specializing in copyright law, competition law and IT/IP law, with a focus on games, esports, media and blockchain.


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