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
The current legal framework Overdue payables constitute one of the most pertinent, global loose ends in the football legal sphere. In a market where huge amounts of money are spent every day, it is inevitable that some debtors eventually breach their contractual obligations, more specifically their obligation to pay pre-stipulated amounts to counter-parties. The phenomenon … Continue reading Monetary claims before FIFA: Are they worth it?
“No one likes us; we don't care!” This is a famous chant that used to be sung by Millwall supporters as a response to near constant criticism, from the press and the football governing bodies. Notwithstanding, this chant could easily be sung by football agents over the last couple of decades. Since the profession started … Continue reading The Endless War Against Agents: A Cap on Commission?