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  • FIFPro Legal Department

    The FIFPro Legal Department has been in existence since 2002. It has developed into an important advisor to the FIFPro Board on current legal questions in football whereby the interests of the professional football players are of central importance....

  • Sport’s Legal Legends at FIFPro Conference

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of FIFPro and the 20th anniversary of the Bosman ruling, FIFPro is organising a special legal conference called Legal Legends in Sport and the Future of Sports Law. During this unique event FIFPro pays tribute to all...

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    The FIFPro Legal Department has been in existence since 2002. It has developed into an important advisor to the FIFPro Board on current legal questions in football whereby the interests of the professional football players are of central importance....

  • FIFPro 50 Years - Legal Legends at Legal Congress

    coincides with the 20 birthday of the Bosman Case Ruling. FIFPro honours Jean-Marc Bosman and 7 other athletes who took legal action to fight the powers in sports, for their own and other athletes’ benefit, including former football players George...

  • FIFPro Legal Conference on footballers' rights

    The legal rights of professional footballers will be discussed thoroughly next week during the FIFPro Legal Conference, which will be held at FIFPro House in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. The legal rights of professional footballers will be discussed...

  • PFA and Fowler file legal action against federation

    a move to protect contract security for Australian footballers, Professional Footballers Australia has filed legal action on behalf of Robbie Fowler against Football Federation Australia and North Queensland Fury. In a move to protect contract security...

  • Presentations Legal Legends Conference

    The links to most of FIFPro Legal Legends Conference presentations. Celebrating both its 50th aniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Bosman ruling, FIFPro held a two-day legal conference on December 14 and 15 with the title "Legal Legends in Sport...

  • FIFPro legal experts expose football's failings

    to FIFPro's bid to overhaul football's failing transfer system were among the key issues addressed during the 2014 FIFPro Legal Conference. Nearly 100 participants from FIFPro's global membership attended the two-day meeting, at FIFPro House near...

  • Bogota hosts FIFPro America Legal Conference

    professional footballers’ association (Acolfutpro) and FIFPro Division America jointly organise the third international Legal Conference regarding professional football in America. The event will be held on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 August in Bogota,...

  • Legal experts discuss TPO, minors, arbitration

    interesting points of view concerning arbitration clauses were some of the issues discussed during FIFPro America’s third legal conference, held last week in Bogota by the Colombian professional footballers association, Acolfutpro. Improvements in FIFA...

  • Legal Analysis: Sebastian Ariosa CAS award

    Learn more about an important legal victory awarded to Uruguayan footballer Sebastian Ariosa by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which found Paraguay's Club Olimpia breached almost all of its contractual obligations toward the player,...

  • Legal Network Congress about insolvency in football

    Thursday 18 and Friday 19 April, FIFPro is organising a Legal Network Congress that will concentrate on Insolvency in football and the position of the player. This two-day conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. Insolvency in football is a...

  • Croatian footballers demand new legal status

    professional footballers association of Croatia (HUNS) made a public appeal to change the legal status of professional footballers from self-employees to that of workers. The professional footballers association of Croatia (HUNS) made a public appeal to...

  • Legal Conference America: collaborate and improve

    professional footballers’ associations need to help each other improve’. That was the main conclusion of the first Legal Network Conference of FIFPro Division America on ‘Contracts of Football Players in South America’. ‘All professional footballers’...

  • FIFPro Americas organizes Legal Network Congress

    contract of the football players in South America. On this continent, there are many differences in players’ contracts. The legal experts will inform each other about the various contracts and the background of their realization during the Juridical...

  • FIFPro Europe votes to pursue legal action

    FIFPro has received the unanimous support of its European members to pursue all legal means necessary in a bid to restore the basic rights of players impeded by football's fundamentally flawed player transfer system. The World Footballers' Association...

  • FIFPro backs Claudia Pechstein’s legal battle

    FIFPro today announces it will financially support German speed skater Claudia Pechstein, who is leading a legal battle in sports arbitration and ordinary courts to defend her innocence and her right to a fair and impartial legal procedure since 2009....

  • FIFPro legal action against FIFA transfer system

    (Brussels) FIFPro has today filed legal action against FIFA, in the form of a competition law complaint lodged with the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission in Brussels, challenging the global transfer market system governed by...

  • FIFPro announces legal challenge to transfer system

    football industry dismantles itself,” said FIFPro President Phillipe Piat. FIFPro, the World Players’ Union, has launched a legal challenge aimed squarely at the transfer system and the current economic make-up of professional football. “FIFPro will not...

  • Conference on footballers rights in Indonesia

    footballers' association, and Asosiasi Pemain Sepakbola Profesional Indonesia (APPI) will jointly host an international legal conference on the rights of professional footballers at the Hotel Mulia in Jakarta on Tuesday 6 May 2014. Both parties invite...

  • Indonesian union: ‘High time for legal or strike action’

    and supports the presence of 1(One) League and 1(One) Management board of the Indonesian Football Federation which is legally recognized by FIFA to professionally manage Indonesian Football. APPI asks for a protection of Indonesian footballers’ rights...

  • FIFPro prepares Europe for legal battle

    New details relating to FIFPro’s legal challenge to overhaul the transfer system will be presented today at the opening of a two-day European General Assembly, in Dublin. New details relating to FIFPro’s legal challenge to overhaul the transfer system...

  • FIFPro-UEFA launch joint legal action

    FIFPro has today filed legal action, together with UEFA, to eliminate third-party ownership (TPO) and end all agreements currently in place. The complaint lodged with the European Commission goes beyond the terms set out in the worldwide ban, which...

  • FIFPro Legal Conference

    The legal experts of all FIFPro player associations form the backbone of the defense of footballers’ rights. To optimise the knowledge of these experts, FIFPro annually organises Legal Conferences and invites acclaimed keynote speakers to help...

  • Paniagua legal advisor FIFPro Division Americas

    general assembly of the Bolivian players' union FABOL, its secretary general David Paniagua Yépez was appointed to be the legal advisor to the board of FIFPro Division Americas. Futbolistas Agremiados de Bolivia (the Bolivian Footballers' Union FABOL)...

  • Legal threat to anti-doping code

    legal basis of a key weapon in the fight against drugs in sport is set to be challenged in a Belgian court. And two further challenges to whereabouts are in the pipeline from FIFPro. BBC Sport reports. Click here to see the BBC TV News item In a move...

  • 2013 FIFPro Legal Network Conference Lissabon Presentations

    2013 FIFPro Legal Conference Lissabon Presentations, 18-19 April 2013 FIFPro Legal Conference Lissabon Presentations, 18-19 April

  • American unions debate legal matters in Chile

    who recounted the experience of preparing his book on child football players. The audience included persons responsible for legal questions for the various American unions, legal advisers to clubs and to the Football Federation of Chile, as well as the...

  • 2014 FIFPro Legal Conference presentations

    FIFPro organised its 2014 Legal Conference last week, on 30 September and 1 October. During last week's event, FIFPro – the world players' union – welcomed several keynote speakers who addressed topics such as Third Party Ownership, Licensing Systems,...

  • Austrian union starts legal action against Salzburg

    the collective bargaining agreement the VdF has signed with the Austrian clubs. According to the CBA, the players have the legal right to train with the first team squad. On behalf of Joaquin Boghossian and Leonardo, the VdF has filed a lawsuit against...

  • AFE warns Deportivo Quito for legal measures

    players immediate payment for their contracts. AFE has informed FIFPro and FIFA that the players union will take all legal measures in the unrestricted defence of the rights of those football players who are being trampled and having their rights...

  • FIFPro legal action against the transfer system

    FIFPro files legal action against FIFA, by lodging a complaint with the European Commission, challenging the global transfer market system governed by FIFA’s regulations as being anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal. FIFPro asks the European...

  • Legal help for footballers in Eastern Europe

    and his club is defined as self-employed. This is because clubs prefer to avoid social security taxes and other forms of legal protection that normal employment contracts provide. How many footballers have self-employed contracts? It’s difficult to say...

  • All parties accept responsibility to fight insolvency

    and players becoming the victims of financial problems at the clubs. This is the primary conclusion from the FIFPro Legal Conference. The entire football world must take responsibility for preventing clubs from succumbing to insolvency and players...

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  • Video: FIFPro action against transfer system

    the press about the complaint, the backgrounds, the details and the problems that initiated this action. FIFPro today filed legal action against FIFA, in the form of a competition law complaint lodged with the Directorate General Competition of the...

  • Football player sanctions: legal opinion

    The role of federations in club-player disputes: by Wil van Megen, Director of FIFPro Legal Department. The role of federations in club-player disputes: by Wil van Megen, Director of FIFPro Legal Department. Introduction In the employment relationship...

  • Women’s football lawsuit in Argentina

    Macarena Sanchez is taking legal action for not being recognized as a professional player in Argentina. Macarena Sanchez is taking legal action against her club and the Argentine football federation (A.F.A.) for not recognizing her as a professional...

  • Social dialogue Poland: progress made

    has talked with representatives of the clubs, the Polish League and UEFA in order to create a co-operation to improve the legal position of footballers. At this moment progress is made to comply with all minimum requirements, although neither the legal...

  • FIFPro concerned about sanction and trial of Sammut

    Sammut was suspended for ten years by UEFA for his involvement in match-fixing. FIFPro is extremely concerned about the legal proceedings and the disproportionate sanction. Last Friday, Kevin Sammut was suspended for ten years by UEFA for his...

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    FIFPro's Legal Department answers FAQ's. 1. Validity of the contract dependant from injury Are the following clauses valid? A player is injured. In the contract the following provision has been made: The club is allowed to terminate the contract...

  • FIFPro comments on CAS: Sion-El-Hadary-Al-Ahly

    Legal Department has some serious comments on the CAS-verdict in the case of FC Sion-Essam El-Hadary against Al-Ahly. In an article FIFPro's lawyers explain their criticism. Introduction In this case Egyptian goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary signed a...

  • ‘CAS-ruling in El-Hadary case is hocus pocus’

    Legal Department severely criticizes the CAS-verdict in response to the appeal which FC Sion and Essam El-Hadary had initiated against the FIFA DRC-ruling. ‘Incomprehensible hocus pocus.’ FIFPro’s Legal Department severely criticizes the CAS-verdict in...

  • PFA Scotland dismayed with Rangers executive

    has written to all clubs in the English Premier League and Championship alleging that our members - who have exercised their legal right not to be employed by Sevco Scotland Ltd (newco) - have acted in breach of contract. PFA Scotland will shortly be...

  • FIFPro establishes expert group on transfer matters

    international law. The expert group will monitor the developments at EU level following the KEA Study on the Economic and Legal Aspects of Transfers of Players. If needed the expert group will initiate additional research on specific areas in order to...

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