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Transfers of players: PART 2 – TRANSFER FEES, FREE MOVEMENT, “BUY-OUT” CLAUSES

Under European law, transfer must respect the following principles[1]: i) They must be applied in a non-discriminatory manner; ii) They must be justified by overriding reasons in the public interest; iii) They must be suitable for securing the attainment of the objective they pursue and; iv) They must not go beyond what is necessary for … Continued

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Verdict: guilty. Criminal law applies to match-fixing

Match-fixing has been the focus of the sport policy agenda over recent months. Betting scandals, sportsmen in the dock, ongoing investigations on the manipulation of sport results[1] but also the determination of betting and sport organisations to fight against this cancer have splashed across the headlines during past months. At  policy level, the Council of Europe … Continued

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Premier League EU Court’s decision set new limit to contractual freedom in copyright

In its awaited decision on the Premier League case rendered on 4 October the EU Court of Justice has concluded the following: 1. The sale, import or use of conditional access devices cannot be restricted unless the devices are illicit. 2. The restriction of the freedom of services can be justified by the protection of … Continued

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European Parliament’s resolution welcomes the findings of KEA study on sports agents in the EU

On 17 June, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on players’ agents in sports welcoming the results of the study conducted on this matter by KEA European Affairs for the European Commission (EC) and which provided for the first time an overview of the situation of sports agents in the European Union (EU). In the resolution, the EP … Continued