January, 2018 - Duesseldorf, Germany
No “pension Bosman”: Mainz 05 and Heuking obtain a landmark ruling for temporary player contracts in team sports
Victory for 1. FSV Mainz 05 e. V. (Mainz 05), the Bundesliga soccer league, and all teams in professional team sports: On January 16, 2018, the Federal Labor Court ruled for the first time that time limits are effective for players in team sports, specifically in Bundesliga soccer (Case: 7 AZR 312/16). Employment lawyer Dr. Johan-Michel Menke, partner at the Hamburg office of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, successfully advised Mainz 05 on the appeal and the legal review by the court.