“The third edition encompasses the latest amendments to the RSTP as well as detailed information on the regulations and case law of the FIFA Football Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).”
(Excerpt): "The latest plan is designed to help bring in outside investors and much-needed cash, particularly as the DFL attempts to keep up with heightened competition from European powerhouses such as the Premier League and La Liga."
“Dubai-based OSN+ and Anghami Inc. are merging to create one of the Middle East’s largest entertainment streaming services as they seek to fend off competition from rivals such as Spotify and Netflix. The new entity will have over 120 million registered users, 2.5 million paying subscribers and $100 million in revenue, the companies said in a joint statement.”
“When I looked at the 10 years, yeah, in my mind, we got into this because we thought that together, we could build the best soccer league in the world. That’s the goal. That’s the objective. You know, we’re trying to be the best. Otherwise, why do it?” - Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President
“Some teams are keen for the rules to include permanent transfers between associated clubs, rather than just loans. They also want to restrict clubs from signing players back within two transfer windows of them leaving, to ensure they do not gain what is seen to be an unfair advantage over their peers.”
“The case, brought against FIFA by a group if UK based agents including CAA, Stellar and ICM, is awaiting a merit decision on whether the new rules can be enforced under English law. … FIFA has currently suspended enforcing the implementation of the new rules while the UK case is waiting for judgement.”
“The networks will pay a combined $240 million over the four seasons - $60 million annually - with CBS, currently in its fourth year in partnership with the NWSL, retaining the rights to the league’s season finale. The deals were brokered on behalf of the league by the Endeavor-owned IMG and WME Sports agencies.”
“Several football agents and agents' associations have initiated legal actions against FIFA. Over the summer, the Spanish Association of Football Players' Agents, along with 18 other football agents and agencies, filed a lawsuit against FIFA, as well as asking for interim measures to prevent FIFA from enforcing the FFAR fee cap. On November 6, 2023, the court ruled in the agents’ favour, marking a significant win for those opposing FIFA’s legislation.”
“In essence, athlete investing involves a company that “invests” in a student-athlete by compensating them to use their NIL and if the student-athlete ends up receiving a major sports league contract, the company is entitled to a percentage of that contract.”
“Strict new laws imposed by the world football governing body — including a cap on fees that agents can make from a player transfer deal — have won approval in Brussels ahead of a hearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union, according to the Commission's written submission to judges.”
“The platform gives academies data accuracy and the ability to conduct advanced analytics at a league, club, or player level. Staff will manage player pathways through performance benchmarking and personalised development plans, in addition to providing tools, reporting, insights and actionable data to achieve specific operating and performance outcomes.”
“In the author’s experience, HMRC’s decision to tax endorsement income has been met with much internal criticism from within the accounting profession over the years. This is primarily because it often deters athletes from competing in the UK and deprives the country of hosting showpiece events which could boost the economy by attracting overseas fans and tourists to watch their international heroes.”
“Jorge Messi represents his son as his agent. He has played a pivotal role in Lionel Messi’s club transfer to Inter Miami. However, FIFA’s new regulations for football agents have put his role at risk, potentially requiring Messi to consider changing his agent.”
The FIFA Football Law Annual Review (FLAR) will be in Tokyo on February 1-2, 2024 for discussions on the most pressing and interesting topics in football law. The agenda will feature, among other key topics, presentations on the new FIFA Clearing House, the legal proceedings around the FIFA Football Agent Regulations and the European Football landscape.
"In the U.S., individual investors with "qualified purchaser" status (investments of USD$5 million or more) are allowed to make allocations to alternative assets, while business development companies (BDCs) and interval funds provide other routes for U.S. investors into various alternative assets."
“Lamari would be unable to obtain the relevant certificates until May 2024 and faces the threat of a fine if she continues to represent her son. There are, however, a couple of loopholes that could be explored as teams in Germany and England have blocks in place that prevent them from having to adhere to the FIFA regulations for now – meaning that Mbappe could head for the Bundesliga or Premier League if he wanted to keep his mother in place and speak with other clubs.”
“The event is aimed at providing professionals occupying executive/managerial positions in club football and in house legal counsel with the latest industry know-how and insights in relation to football contracts, covering key areas from a regulatory and financial standpoint.”