Alexander Engelhard, MA, is a dispute resolution and commercial lawyer with a focus on advising clients on contentious and non-contentious issues in sport. He regularly represents clients before judicial bodies of sport associations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport as well as state courts. In addition to acting as legal counsel and ad hoc clerk in national and international arbitration proceedings, he advises clients on the drafting of rules and contracts, particularly those falling within the scope of copyright law and media law.
Before joining Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2017, Alexander worked for the sports law boutique Martens Rechtsanwälte. He was a trainee at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the German Federal Foreign Office. He holds a law degree from the University of Heidelberg and a diploma in German and international arbitration from the University of Frankfurt. After qualifying as a lawyer, he obtained a joint MA degree in sports management from universities in England, Italy and Switzerland. He is a member of various arbitration and sports law-related organisations, and served as a vice-president of the FIFA Master Alumni Association.