Could you ever have imagined life without football? A time where football competitions were cancelled or postponed all over the world? A time when, in most parts of the world, a football match could not be scheduled due to social distancing? Well, that’s the situation we find ourselves in! National competitions are cancelled or postponed … Continue reading Football during Covid-19: No play no pay?
On 13 February 2020 (in Circular no. 1709) FIFA announced its new edition of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP) that entered into force on 1 March 2020. This new version includes important news that will affect future 'transfer windows' of football players. The most important change is the introduction of … Continue reading Bridge Transfers
FIFA has changed its definition of Third Party Ownership. Why has it done so and what are the consequences for players?
Introduction In June 2009, FIFA started the process to alter their regulations and control over agents, which culminated with approval of the new Regulations on working with intermediaries which came into force on April 2015. When these regulations came out, it was viewed as a positive step, especially for clubs and federations, on what was … Continue reading Italy’s New Licensing System For Agents
What are pre-contracts? When we talk about pre-contracts, we have to keep in mind that this legal instrument is the precursor to an employment relationship, before key terms and obligations have been established. A pre-contract in the sports context "is a preparatory agreement in which the guidelines for a future employment relationship are established. It … Continue reading Pre-contracts