Dr. Tanja Haug
Dr. Tanja Haug is a licensed attorney and has a doctorate in sports science. She specialises in sports and media law, a subject she is very familiar with due to her former experience as an association legal counsel and manager for TV rights. Tanja Haug is co-editor of the “Handbook of Sports Law” and the international journal” Causa Sport”. She also acts as arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration for Sports.
In addition to studying law in Constance, Tübingen and Freiburg (1st and 2nd state examination in Baden-Württemberg, foreign station on Maui, Hawaii, USA) Tanja Haug studied sports science at the University of Freiburg and the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS). At the DSHS she also gained her doctorate on the subject of doping (the interdisciplinary dissertation was awarded the Toyota — Science Award 2005), and taught sports law in lectures and seminars.
For several years Tanja Haug was legal advisor and head of the Anti-Doping department of the German Athletics Federation and therefore responsible for all legal affairs (focussed primarily on club and association law, contract law, organization law, sponsorship and marketing, labour) as well as for the Anti-Doping management. In addition, she was Chair of the federation’s disciplinary committee and responsible, for a year, as Director of Communications in Media of the Federation.
Tanja Haug was involved heavily in the combination of sports and the media through SportA GmbH, the sports rights agency of ARD and ZDF, in which she worked as a manager dealing with the negotiations, development and supervision of TV contracts with national and international sports associations and organizations.
As a lawyer Tanja has worked since 1999, full time since 2007 with her own office in Munich. In 2007/08 she completed her specialist lawyer course for Copyright and Media Law and still takes part regularly in training courses to keep her up to date with any changes in the law. In addition, she taught sports law during 2007/8 at the Macromedia University for Media and Communications.
Tanja Haug is a member of the German Association for Sports Law and the German Institution of Arbitration. She was a member of the Commission on Law of the National Anti-Doping-Agency (2002–2011) and the Independent Commission of Experts of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia against doping and drug abuse (2001 –2005).
As an athlete, Tanja began with the long jump and sprint, but later switched to longer distances, including the marathon. She also likes to play football, basketball, ultimate frisbee and tennis, however, her passion is ski-ing and she loves windsurfing.