Monetary claims before FIFA: Are they worth it?

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?

The Endless War Against Agents: A Cap on Commission?

“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?

FIFA’s New Agents’ Regulations

If we asked people in the street what they thought of intermediaries I'm sure critics would label them money grabbers or blame them for the hyper-inflation of transfer prices. By contrast supporters might argue that intermediaries constitute an essential part of the football ecosystem. What neither would really discuss is whether FIFA should regulate this … Continue reading FIFA’s New Agents’ Regulations

Contractual Hazard: Medical Examinations

Real Madrid recently signed Belgium star Eden Hazard. To conclude the deal, the Spanish club had to sign, inter alia:  A transfer agreement with Chelsea FC, which stipulated a transfer fee of around €100 million andAn employment contract with the player. When such a big star like Hazard is transferred to a top club like … Continue reading Contractual Hazard: Medical Examinations