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Jörg Vollmüller

JÖRG VOLLMÜLLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW,

ADMITTED TO THE BAR (GERMANY)

 

Tel. +41 43 377 60 62

Mobile +41 79 370 68 07

joerg.vollmueller@mv-sports-consulting.com

 

Jörg Vollmüller is a Senior Associate of MV Sports Consulting. For almost two decades, Jörg Vollmüller has been a senior in-house counsel in the sports industry providing strategic advice across the areas of legal, operations and commercial.

 

In his former roles as Director Operational Legal and Head of Commercial Legal of FIFA and previously as Deputy Head of Legal of an internationally active sports rights agency, Jörg Vollmüller has developed a keen understanding of, and entrepreneurial approach to, the sports business. Jörg Vollmüller gained in depth experience in the full spectrum of the management and commercialization of rights to sports events, leagues as well as athletes and has profound knowledge of sports event management on global levels. Over many years, Jörg Vollmüller oversaw the legal management of FIFA’s entire commercial program, including its global IP portfolio and brand protection program. Regarding the World Cup delivery, he was prominently involved in the strategic planning and implementation of the bidding processes, the corporate, fiscal and regulatory structures for the hosting of the 2010 to 2026 editions of the FIFA World Cup™ and the development of FIFA’s first Human Rights policy for all its football tournaments. Through his role as one of FIFA’s key negotiators with governments and further stakeholders, Jörg Vollmüller understands sports-related politics and has a well-established global network of leaders in sports and beyond.

 

Jörg Vollmüller is highly experienced across all legal, operational and commercial affairs in sports and understands what is needed for the successful planning and implementation of your projects.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND EDUCATION

 

2016 -  2018  Director Operational Legal, FIFA

2007 -  2016  Head of Commercial Legal, FIFA

2004 -  2007  Deputy Head of Legal, SPORTFIVE GmbH & Co. KG (Lagardère Sports)

2000 -  2004  Manager Legal Affairs; UFA Sports GmbH

2000   Admitted to the Bar (Hamburg, Germany)

1998 -  2000  Legal training at the High Court in Düsseldorf (Germany)

1998   Master of Law, University of Freiburg i.Br. (Germany)

and Padova (Italy)

1990 -  1992  Deutsche Bank AG, Wiesbaden (Germany)

 

 

PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS / MANDATES

 

  • Teacher at the FIFA Masters Program organized by the Int. Centre for Sport Studies (CIES);
  • Representation of FIFA at the Sports Rights Owner Coalition (S.R.O.C.)
  • Member of the Board of Directors at FIFA Ticketing AG (Zurich);
  • Member of the Board of Directors at 2010 FIFA World Cup Ticketing (PTY) Limited and the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Proprietary Limited (South Africa)
  • Member of the FIFA Steering Boards for the 2018/2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup™.
  • Development of FIFA’s first ever Human Rights policy for all its football tournaments in close coordination with the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Harvard University

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Commercialization, Chapter: FIFA, in: Handbuch Fussball-Recht, Stopper/Lentze (Hrsg.), 1st and 2nd edition.

 

 

 

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MARCO VILLIGER, ATTORNEY AT LAW,

ADMITTED TO THE BAR

 

 

Marco Villiger is the owner and CEO of MV Sports Consulting. For more than a decade, Marco Villiger has been a senior sports industry leader providing strategic leadership across the areas of legal, governance and commercial.

 

 

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