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Football Transfers and Contracts

Football Transfers and Contracts

Within the team we have a number of lawyers who specialise in football matters advising associations; leagues; clubs; players; player associations; managers; and agents, on a wide variety of football specific issues including in relation to.

  • Domestic and international transfer arrangements, including drafting transfer and loan documentation
  • Pre-contract and option arrangements
  • The negotiation and drafting of player contracts, including bonus structures and ‘buy-out’ clauses
  • Image rights arrangements and related issues (see ‘Image Rights’ section)
  • International and domestic approach rules and general regulatory compliance
  • Article 17 cases under the FIFA Regulations regarding compensation for breach of contract
  • Third Party Ownership issues and compliance
  • Training Compensation and Solidarity cases (including in respect of the calculation of payments and disputes)
  • Issues under Agency Regulations including the content of representation contracts, permissible agent remuneration structures and general compliance issues
  • Compensation for out of contract players in England
  • The international movement of minors
  • Employment matters including: first team manager; appointments and exits; appointments and exits of backroom staff; negotiating and drafting service contracts for managers and executive staff; disciplinary and grievance proceedings; termination of employment, including the negotiation and preparation of Settlement Agreements; Employment Tribunal Proceedings; Managers Arbitration Tribunal Proceedings

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