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Arbitration & Labor Disputes

In the global sector of sports, international disputes are principally resolved by alternative dispute resolution, via internal arbitral tribunals.

FIFA, FIBA and other global governing bodies, created their own dispute resolution chamber for International dimension disputes and has also mandated the creation of equivalent national dispute resolution chambers at domestic level.

Appeals over sports governing bodies may be addressed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), independent organization to adjudicate sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation. CAS has been increasingly relied on by players, clubs and other sports stakeholders around the world to settle their disputes not only in appeal cases. CAS handles sports-related disputes of many different kinds and the arbitral awards that CAS issues have the same enforceability as judgments of ordinary courts and other arbitration mechanisms.
Our team gained remarkable experience and reputation working domestically and internationally managing and resolving such disputes.

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  • Why do Clubs need a Sports Lawyer?faq-plus-btn.svg

    Football clubs may need a sports lawyer for a variety of reasons. Some examples include:

    Negotiating and drafting player contracts: A sports lawyer can help a football club negotiate and draft contracts with players, ensuring that the terms are fair and legally enforceable.

    Handling disputes and litigation: Sports lawyers can represent football clubs in legal disputes, such as disputes with players or other clubs over contracts or other issues.

    Advising on regulatory issues: Sports lawyers can provide advice to football clubs on a wide range of regulatory issues, such as rules governing player transfers and salary caps.

    Handling sponsorship and branding issues: A sports lawyer can help a football club negotiate and draft sponsorship agreements and advise on issues related to branding and intellectual property.

    Advising on compliance with anti-doping regulations: Sports lawyers can help football clubs ensure compliance with anti-doping regulations and represent them in any related disputes or investigations.

  • What are the differences between FIFA rules and Regulations to domestic regulations?faq-plus-btn.svg

    FIFA, the international governing body for football, has its own set of rules and regulations that apply to football clubs and national teams around the world. These rules and regulations cover a wide range of topics, including the organization and structure of national and international competitions, player transfers, and the eligibility of players to represent national teams.

    Domestic football leagues, such as the English Premier League or the Spanish La Liga, also have their own rules and regulations that govern the operation of their respective competitions. These domestic regulations may be similar to FIFA's rules in some respects, but they can also differ in certain areas. For example, domestic regulations may include rules specific to a particular league, such as rules governing the promotion and relegation of clubs between divisions.

    Overall, the main difference between FIFA rules and domestic regulations is that FIFA's rules apply to football clubs and national teams at the international level, while domestic regulations apply to clubs and leagues within a specific country.

  • What do Clubs need to consider while signing a contract with an Agent?faq-plus-btn.svg

    There are several key legal issues that clubs should consider when signing a contract with an agent. These include:

    Agency agreement: The club and the agent should enter into a written agency agreement that clearly sets out the terms and conditions of the relationship, including the duties and responsibilities of each party, the duration of the agreement, and any termination provisions.

    Regulation of agents: Clubs should ensure that they are complying with all relevant laws and regulations governing the activities of agents, including any rules set out by FIFA or other governing bodies.

    Fees and commissions: The club and the agent should agree on any fees or commissions that will be paid in connection with the agency relationship, and these should be clearly set out in the agency agreement.

    Termination of the agency relationship: The club and the agent should consider how the agency relationship can be terminated, and any consequences of termination, such as the payment of fees or commissions.

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