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Dr. Nepomuk Nothelfer

Research assistant

Dr. Nepomuk  Nothelfer

I am driven by the desire to make a difference because digital is now!

Nepomuk Nothelfer works, researches and lectures i.a. in the areas of civil, labor/employment and gambling law with a focus on esports and gaming as well as traditional sports.

Esports law is a dynamic cross-sectional matter that is still in the early stages of its development. Outstanding client work in the field of esports therefore requires three things: Expertise in the actual characteristics of the industry, broad knowledge regarding the most relevant legal subjects and in-depth knowledge of the respective political developments. Since 2018, Nepomuk Nothelfer has been combining his personal passion for gaming, esports and traditional sports with his profession. As co-founder of the world's first university Research Center for Esports Law and the world's largest interdisciplinary research network (Esports Research Network) as well as the scientific advisory board of the German Esports Federation, he has been doing pioneering work in the scientific examination of esports for years. This is also reflected in the large number of scientific publications and his work as editor of the esports section of the German journal Zeitschrift für Sportrecht und E-Sportrecht in der Praxis (Journal for Sports Law and Esports Law in Practice). In the Esports Research Network, he is responsible for all things legal and curates the Legal Database as well as the world’s largest multidisciplinary publication database in esports. In addition, as a lecturer on esports law, he trains the industry leaders of tomorrow, both nationally and internationally.

In addition to his work for SKW Schwarz, he also advises various national and international stakeholders from the landscape of associations and politics (e.g. the European Parliament and parliamentary parties in the German Bundestag) and is therefore not only well-versed in dealing with established law, but also involved in various legislative developments. Furthermore, he has repeatedly written expert opinions related to esports.