Loan transfers usually pose a great opportunity for small football clubs to boost their squads with better players at a lower cost, however, these players are often forbidden to play against their parent clubs, either by loan clauses or national regulations. In this post we will analyse these restrictions, understand their basis, and find out if they are safeguarding competitions.
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?
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?