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?
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
While you read this I want you to keep two questions in mind: Are young players being protected or kept from having opportunities?Are FIFA giving preferential treatment to Europeans? Becoming a professional football player is the dream of many children around the world. As the most popular sport on the planet, it’s no surprise that … Continue reading Minors in Football