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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?
The FIFA Football Tribunal
FIFA presented on September 10, 2021 the rules of procedure and operation of the Football Court. It brings together the existing decision-making bodies of FIFA into a single institution made up of three chambers: the dispute resolution chambers, the status of the player and the agents.
Olympic Games, exploitation by the athlete of his image during the Games and protection of the Olympic symbols [Part 2]
For the Tokyo 2020 Games, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has established the fundamental principles allowing athletes to exploit their sports images or performances. In France, the implementation of these principles is the responsibility of the French National Olympic Sports Committee.
The CAS's refusal to control the decisions taken by the field referees
The Court of Arbitration for Sport refrains from "reviewing decisions taken on the field of play by referees or other officials responsible for applying the rules of the game, unless there is evidence that these rules have been applied. arbitrarily or in bad faith "
Olympic Games, exploitation by the athlete of his image during the Games and protection of the Olympic symbols
During the Tokyo Olympics, Olympic athletes participating in the Games can now, thanks to an amendment to Article 40 of the Olympic Charter, use, under certain conditions, their names, images or sports performances for advertising purposes.
Football and provision of players for national selections in the French team
The coach of the Bleuets struggles to obtain the agreement of professional football clubs to release the players selected for the France team for the Olympic Games. What are the regulations and why the provision of players is not compulsory for the Tokyo Olympics?
"Décideurs Magazine" ranking of the best sports law firms
Each year, the review "Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit" publishes its ranking of the best law firms in sports law. In 2021, Cabinet BERTRAND is classified in the "Unmissable" category of Law Firms in Sports Law in France (after having been Excellent for a long time).
Acceptance of risks: sports practice and civil liability
In terms of sports practice (training / competition), in the event of an accident or injury, the implementation of the so-called risk acceptance theory may allow the author of the damage to be exempted from his civil liability. . Definition and limit (violation of the rules of the game)?