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FIFA rules on footballer transfers incompatible with European law according to the Advocate General of the CJEU (Lassana Diarra case)
According to the conclusions of the Advocate General of the CJEU in the Diarra case, the FIFA rules on transfers violate free movement, competition and professional freedom. If these conclusions were to be followed by the Court, it could lead to a reform of the FIFA RSTJ.
Law Awards 2024, Firm BERTRAND Gold medal in the Sports Law category (firms with fewer than 10 lawyers)
Every year, the magazine Le Monde du Droit reveals the results of its Palmarès du Droit. In 2024, the BERTRAND Firm is once again the best in the Sports Law Category (Firms with fewer than ten lawyers).
Halep case, the CAS reduces the duration of the suspension for doping to 9 months
The CAS reduces the suspension of Simona Halep from 4 years to 9 months for involuntary doping. The former world No. 1 proved that her positive test for Roxadustat during the 2022 US Open was due to contamination of a dietary supplement. She can return to competition immediately.
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.