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)
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.