Dr. iur. Anja Martin
Dr. iur. Anja Martin, MA. S, is a certified lawyer specialising in sports law and sport management. Previous last years she was a Professor at the Macromedia University for Applied Sciences where she worked as a specialist in the area of sport and events. Anja Martin also acts as keynote speaker at international conferences and is member of the Ethics Committee of the German Football Association DFB.
On completion of her University degree reading Law at LMU Munich and FAU Erlangen Nuremberg, which included one year in Lausanne/Switzerland, and her trainee legal clerkship at the OLG Nuremberg Fuerth (1. and 2. State examinations in Bavaria), Anja Martin took a Masters degree promoted by FIFA (Master of Humanities, Management and Law of Sport; „FIFA Master“) at renowned universities in England (De Montfort), Italy (Bocconi) and Switzerland (Université Neuchatel). She acquired her doctorate at the University of Zurich studying sports law (The title of her thesis: „The national Anti-Doping Code“).
Before her admission to the Bar Anja worked as a principal legal advisor and was chief of the legal department (central topics of business: Sports, Labour and Contract law). As act. Managing director (central topics of business: Financial and Human resource Management) of the National Anti Doping Agency NADA she was responsible for the national fight against anti-doping. In this function she was personally responsible for the implementation of the WADA Code 09 into the national rights, held numerous expert lectures including those for the Sports Committee of the Bundestag, the Sport Conference of Ministers, The European Commission, the DFB Trainers vocational training, and the Athlete Plenary Assembly, was responsible for the supervision of the IIHF Ice Hockey, UCI and IAAF World Championships and was legal expert for the Legal Group of the Council of Europe.
Furthermore Anja Martin fought, as Director Legal of Sportradar AG, against transnational level sport manipulation and fraud (central topics of business: Gambling Law, M&A, Contract, Corporate and Labour Law of an international business enterprise).
Alongside her many different sports law specific publications she also developed together with Prof. Dr. Martin Nolte, while working as a scientific advisor at the German Sports University, an Anti-Manipulations-Code for German and International Sport Federations which was published in January 2014.
Anja Martin is member of the German Association for Sports Law E.V., the FIFA Master Alumni Association and as a passionate football fan: the 1. FCN. She is still very active in sports and when she stopped being a hockey player and licensed trainer her free time has been taken over by tennis, ski-ing and mountain climbing.