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Law Summit 2024, Cabinet BERTRAND Gold Trophy in the Sports Law Category
In 2024, for its first participation in the Trophées du Droit ceremony organized by the magazines Décideurs Juridiques and Leaders League, Cabinet Bertrand was awarded the Trophée d'Or prize for the best law firm in Sports Law.
Contractual stability FIFA, football coaches and National Federations
For FIFA and the CAS, a national football federation cannot terminate, on the grounds of non-achievement of a sporting objective, unilaterally and in advance the employment contract of the selector or assistant coach of the national team without payment. compensation.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down, on December 21, 2023, 3 judgments relating to the monopoly of international sports federations
For the CJEU, the rules of UEFA, FIFA and ISU on the prior approval of sports competitions are contrary to European competition law. Arbitration bodies in sports matters must be able to be subject to effective judicial control (via a preliminary question)
RMC Sport, 06.12.2023
Me Jean-Jacques BERTRAND, lawyer in sports law, interviewed by BFM TV then by RMC Sport on the question of the ban on travel of football supporters until December 18, 2023
Lex Inside, October 11, 2023
Décideurs TV invited Maître Jean-Jacques BERTRAND to speak in the Lex Inside program on the subject of the status of volunteers at sporting events
The status of volunteers during sporting events
On the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, more than 45 volunteers are expected in the capital during the summer of 000. This is an opportunity to recall the status of sports volunteers, their legal definition and the conditions commitment to responsibility
SoFoot, July 26, 2023, "Can PSG shelve Mbappé for the whole season?"
Interviewed by SoFoot, Maître Jean-Jacques BERTRAND discusses the dispute between Kylian Mbappé and Paris Saint-Germain. This is an opportunity to recall the sporting, legal and judicial implications on the subject of dismissals of professional football players by their clubs.
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.
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.
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 .
Illicit retransmission of sports events
The bill relating to the regulation and protection of access to cultural and digital works adopted by the National Assembly at the end of October 2021 includes new provisions intended to fight more effectively against the illicit retransmission of sports events.
FIFA and professional footballers, taking maternity into consideration
On October 8, 2021, FIFA reminded member associations of their obligation to transpose the provisions on maternity of professional players adopted at the end of 2020. Is the FFF concerned insofar as French law already provides protective conditions for employees?