Compulsory arbitration of commercial disputes between football clubs
The new article 223 of the Administrative Rules of the LFP imposes that commercial disputes of an amount greater than €50.000 relating to the loans and transfers of players between French professional clubs, must be submitted to arbitration by the Chambre arbitrale du sport ( CASE).
Fight against doping and food supplements (sportsman, how to defend yourself?)
If food supplements are not on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of prohibited products (transposed into the Sports Code), athletes must remain vigilant because of the risk of contamination with prohibited products.
Lawyer sports agent, judgment of the Court of Cassation
The Court of Cassation rejects the appeal of the Council of the Bar Association of Paris and confirms the cancellation of the article of the internal regulations of the Paris Bar which had authorized in 2020 lawyers to exercise the activity of intermediation sports, without a sports agent license.
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Prerogatives granted to Federations and Leagues concerning the professional organization of a sporting discipline
On August 18, 2022, the Minister of Sports adopted an order noting compliance with the Sports Code of the modifications that the National Handball League (NHL) made to its statutes in March 2022, with the agreement of the French Handball Federation. (FFH).
Administrative relegation of the Girondins de Bordeaux to National 1 by the DNCG
The DNCG Appeals Committee confirmed the decision taken by the Professional Clubs Control Committee which pronounced the administrative demotion of the Girondins de Bordeaux to National 1 (financial difficulties). What are the means of appeal to challenge this decision?
Creation of a commercial company by the Professional Leagues
The law aimed at democratizing sport in France was adopted by the National Assembly on February 24, 2022. The text allows professional leagues to create a commercial company for the management and marketing of the rights to exploit the sporting events they organize
Decree relating to the conditions under which the duration of the athlete's first professional contract may be extended from 3 to 5 years
The decree of April 26, 2022 sets the conditions allowing the maximum duration of the first employment contract of a professional football player to be extended from 3 to 5 years.
New FIFA legal proceedings portal
FIFA is launching its new online legal proceedings management portal for all proceedings before the Football Court and the judicial bodies of FIFA.
Le Point: Cabinet BERTRAND among the best lawyers in Sports Law (ranking 2022)
Cabinet BERTRAND obtained a score of 5/5 and appears in the 2022 ranking established by the magazine Le Point of the best law firms in sports law in France
2022 Law Awards, Cabinet BERTRAND winner of the Sports Law Category
In 2020, BERTRAND Sports Law Firm was designated the best French Sports Law Firm in France (category Law firms of less than XNUMX lawyers) by the magazine Le Monde du Droit.
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Confirmation of the exclusion of Russian football teams by the CAS
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the request filed by the Russian Football Federation against the decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee and the FIFA Council suspending the participation of Russian clubs and national teams in their competitions.
Adaptation by FIFA of its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
FIFA has added an appendix 7 to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players: “Temporary rules in response to the exceptional situation linked to the war in Ukraine”. These temporary provisions relate in particular to the rules for the registration and employment of players and coaches.
Decree of 24 February 2022 on the delegation granted to sports federations
The decree relating to the conditions for granting and withdrawing the delegation granted to sports federations as well as the content and terms of the delegation contract was published on February 25, 2022. It modifies the mechanism for granting, refusing and withdrawal of the delegation.
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Judgment of the Council of State of February 7, 2022 - Individualization of penalties for doping
The Council of State validates the option for the Sanctions Commission of the AFLD to reduce the duration of a sanction taken against an athlete for the use of unspecified substances when the circumstances of the case justify it with regard to the principle of proportionality .
Concussion and football, what replacement protocol?
Since January 1, 2021, the International Football Association Board ("IFAB") has been offering protocols to protect the football player who has suffered a concussion without numerically disadvantage his team and is experimenting with the possibility of an additional permanent replacement.
New player loan regulations announced by FIFA
Player loans will be subject to new regulations on July 1, 2022, which are part of the third group of reforms to the international transfer system – transfers of minors, loan contracts and squad sizes, registration periods, financial regulations .