Lex Sportiva: What is Sports Law?

  • Robert C.R. Siekmann
  • Janwillem Soek

Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Timothy Davis
    Pages 1-34
  3. Ken Foster
    Pages 35-52
  4. James A.R. Nafziger
    Pages 53-67
  5. Michael J. Beloff
    Pages 69-89
  6. Allan Erbsen
    Pages 91-108
  7. James A. R. Nafziger
    Pages 109-122
  8. Boris Kolev
    Pages 223-233
  9. Franck Latty
    Pages 273-286
  10. Stephen Weatherill
    Pages 299-309
  11. Robert C. R. Siekmann, Janwillem Soek
    Pages 327-358

About this book


With a Foreword by Dr Hinca Pandjaitan, Executive Director, Indonesia Lex Sportiva Instituta, Djakarta.

This book is the first to focus on the often raised and discussed question whether there is a separate discipline of international sports law and, if so, which criteria should be used to identify it. What belongs to it and what does it involve? So far, the debate has not run along any structured lines, meaning that different points of view and angles have never been systematically compared amongst experts in order to attempt to reach pertinent conclusions.

In the present book highly relevant and critical English-language articles on the question “What is Sports Law?” are brought together with the extended papers and results of the 2010 Djakarta Conference “The Concept of Lex Sportiva Revisited”.

The expertise and views of the contributors present an important step in the right direction and form a solid basis for further discussion amongst sports lawyers, academics and researchers on the fascinating Lex Sportiva phenomenon. It is essential reading for all those with an interest in sport and the continually evolving interface and interaction that exists between sport and the law, as well as the different ways how they influence each other.

Prof.Dr. Robert Siekmann is Director of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre, The Hague and Professor of International and European Sports Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Janwillem Soek is Senior Researcher at the ASSER International Sports Law Centre.

The book appears in the ASSER International Sports law Series, under the editorship of Prof.Dr. Robert Siekmann, Dr. Janwillem Soek and Marco van der Harst LL.M.


European Sports Law International Sports Law Lex Sportiva Sports Law terminology

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C.R. Siekmann
    • 1
  • Janwillem Soek
    • 2
  1. 1., ASSER International Sports Law CentreT.M.C. Asser InstituteThe HagueNetherlands
  2. 2., ASSER International Sports Law CentreT.M.C. Asser InstituteThe HagueNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors/editors 2012
  • Publisher Name T. M. C. Asser Press
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-6704-828-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-6704-829-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6926
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