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Football and the Law

By: Nick De Marco QC
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Published: 17-11-2022
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 2nd
Extent: 600
ISBN: 9781526521835
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
RRP: £99.00
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About Football and the Law

Football is the biggest game in the world and the richest. This has contributed to the growth of legal issues and disputes in football and to an increasingly specialised legal services market in football. Since 2002, approximately half of all sports disputes before the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) have been in football.

Football and the Law provided the first comprehensive review of the law relating to all aspects of football, including all the main regulatory and commercial aspects of the sport. With contributions from over 50 of the leading experts in the field, it is a valuable resource to lawyers and others active in the football industry, as well as a vital source of material to students, legal practitioners and others who wish to learn more about the area. The work includes reference to the key legal principles, cases and regulatory materials relevant to football.

The key developments for the 2nd Edition include:

- Refiguration of European football/ ESL breakaway / new international structures
- Impact of Brexit Safeguarding – child abuse in football
- Growth of racism and regulatory responses
- FIFA banning 'bridge loans' (relevant to third party ownership)
- FIFA's new plans to regulates agents and cap fees
- Emergence of salary caps in football and legal challenges to them
- Various high profile Financial Fair Play cases Class action in football re head injuries
- Challenges to Owners and Directors test – calls for independent regulator
- New chapter covering developments in CAS cases

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview
2. Institutions
3. International Federations
4. European Law in relation to Football
5. Employment Law and Football
6. Contracts - Players
7. Contracts – Managers
8. Player Transfers
9. Immigration and GBE's
10. Academies and Youth Issues
11. Safeguarding
12. Third Party Investment
13. The Regulation of Intermediaries
14. Image Rights
15. Taxation
16. Sponsorship and Commercial Rights
17. Financial regulation and Financial Fair Play
18. Personal Injury
19. Broadcasting
20. Stadia, Hillsborough, Health & Safety and Policing
21. Ticketing
22. Ownership Issues and the Fit and Proper Person test
23. Privacy and Defamation
24. Discipline
25. Doping
26. Corruption
27. Players' Representation, the PFA and FIFPro
28. Mediation
29. Arbitration
30. International Disputes and the CAS
31. Leading CAS cases in football


“This book will not only be of great value to students, junior lawyers and those wishing to development a legal or commercial career in football, but also those who are well established lawyers, executives, agents and professionals working within football who will find the analysis and practical guidance in the book useful helpful reminder or as a cause for reflection on current practices and structures” –  Sean Cottrell, CEO LawInSport,

“It should not only form a part of every sports lawyer's library but will also be of great use to governing bodies, football clubs, players' representatives and the sport's financial partners” –  Adam Lewis QC,

“In an ever­changing litigious world this is a must read for all players, spectators and administrators to keep ahead of the game!” –  Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers' Association and former professional football player,

“A must-read for those working in the industry and curious fans” –  Matt Hughes, deputy football correspondent, The Times,

“A one-stop-shop of expert commentary and analysis of the highest quality in all of the key areas” –  Howard Wilkinson, Chairman of the League Managers Association,

“A must have resource for anyone in the football business” –  Jonathan Barnett, leading football agent and Chairman of ICM Stellar Sports,

“This book makes out a strong case for the existence of a body of 'football law' justifying a work dedicated to the subject. By its expert, detailed and wide-ranging coverage of the relevant legal issues, it represents the fine execution of an excellent idea” –  The Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen Richards, Former Lord Justice of Appeal,

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