Cambridge Forums mourns the passing of Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens
It is with great sadness that we at Cambridge Forums learned of the passing of Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens on November 11, 2019.
Reiner was one of the most influential and well-respected lawyers in the sports movement, and to us, he was the Founding Chair of the International Forum on Sports Law. He was a pleasure to work with and we will miss his guidance, his joie de vivre, wit and wisdom.
In addition to his current role as Forum Co-Chair, Reiner was a forerunner in the sports world and especially with the Olympic Movement. His Munich based firm, Martens Rechtsanwälte, worked with numerous Olympic and non-Olympic Sports Federations and he was a well-respected arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of Sport and played a significant role in the creation of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal.
On behalf of Cambridge Forums, we wish to express our deepest sympathies and pass on our condolences to Dr. Martens’ family, peers, friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
A tribute to Reiner will take place during the 2020 Forum in January.