It is now one full year since the tragic accident that took away the life of the prolific young footballer Emiliano Sala. But there has been little peace since his death between his former club FC Nantes ("Nantes") and Cardiff City FC ("Cardiff") where the player was headed. On 25 September 2019, the legal dispute … Continue reading Emiliano Sala: An Agreement Never Rests In Peace
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 Centre for Sports Law Research (CSLR) and Police Research Unit at Edge Hill University hosted the ‘Policing in Football’ event on 22 November 2019. I was fortunate enough to be a part of this event and cannot thank Edge Hill University enough for hosting events which allow aspiring lawyers to network with professionals as … Continue reading Policing UK Football: Is it Proportionate?
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?