The EUR 1,671 thousand in provisions recognised as at 30 June 2019 included provisions for litigation and liability risks relating to legal proceedings.
The outcome of the legal proceedings cannot be forecast with any certainty, meaning that the amount of the expected obligation is also uncertain. The Group bases its estimates of the potential losses on the assessments of its legal advisers as well as the experiences of the Group and third parties in similar cases in the past.
In financial year 2018/2019, the value in dispute was increased by EUR 100 thousand and the litigation costs by EUR 432 thousand.
After the court ruled in favour of Borussia Dortmund in the first instance, the plaintiff appealed the ruling. Therefore, the outcome of the proceedings remains uncertain. Accordingly, provisions amounting to EUR 7 thousand were utilised.