The German Baseball Lawyer

On the lighter side: A personal message from Graf & Partner’s managing partner Bernhard Schmeilzl.

In my unpaid (how could that happen to me being a lawyer) moonlighting side job as chairman of the board of the largest German baseball organisation, Regensburg Buchbinder Legionnaires, I was asked to give an interview for a short piece about the early years of the club which was aired last weekend on the 30th anniversary party.

Together with my interview partner Jochen Bender, another one of the “First 12” co-founders, we do make a great couple, the Waldorf & Statler of German baseball. Enjoy the 80’s and early 90’s TV footage of what German “baseball” looked like back then.

Now, here’s the video on Youtube. And no, the weird commentator at the beginning of the clip is not me.

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The law firm Graf & Partners was established in 2003 and has many years of experience with British-German and US-German legal matters.The Anglo-German litigation lawyer team of GP Chambers is well equipped to advise and represent clients from the UK, the USA and other English speaking countries. If you wish us to advise or represent you in a German or cross border case, or if you need an expert report on German law, please call +49 941 463 7070 in order to contact German lawyer Bernhard Schmeilzl, LL.M. (Leicester), managing partner and head of the litigation department. Bernhard is also frequently asked by British and US Courts and Tribunals or by legal counsels to provide expert reports and legal opinions on German law.

You keep your Eyes on the Ball…

… while we’ll keep ours on the law for you

The German-British Sport Law Experts of Graf & Partners specialise in drafting and negotiating athletics agreements, sponsoring and endorsement deals, sports related litigation and sports event agreements. We consult sports federations, professional sports clubs, major event sponsors and individual professional athletes from many different sports, including football (soccer), ice hockey, golf, baseball, motor sports and winter sports. Since, nowadays, sports law is essentially business law, our sports lawyer team includes experienced corporate, contract and intellectual property lawyers qualified in Germany and England. Head of the sports law department is Bernhard Schmeilzl, who is an international business lawyer called to the bar in 2001 and who has 30 years of experience as a sports manager, arbitrator and coach. He is currently advising English football teams on how to secure unrestricted access to EU football players in spite of the recent Brexit decision.

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The law firm Graf & Partners and its German-English litigation department GP Chambers was established in 2003 and has many years of experience with British-German and US-German business and corporate matters, including the representation of professional sports organisations and professional athletes. If you need legal advice or representation do not hesitate to contact our German-British law firm by calling +49 941 463 7070