Football and the Law
Football is the biggest game in the world and the richest. This has contributed to the growth of legal issues and disputes in football and to an increasingly specialised legal services market in football. Since 2002, approximately half of all sports disputes before the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) have been in football.
Football and the Law provided the first comprehensive review of the law relating to all aspects of football, including all the main regulatory and commercial aspects of the sport. With contributions from over 50 of the leading experts in the field, it is a valuable resource to lawyers and others active in the football industry, as well as a vital source of material to students, legal practitioners and others who wish to learn more about the area. The work includes reference to the key legal principles, cases and regulatory materials relevant to football.
The key developments for the 2nd Edition include:
- Refiguration of European football/ ESL breakaway / new international structures
- Independent regulation of football
- Impact of Brexit Safeguarding – child abuse in football
- Growth of racism and regulatory responses
- FIFA banning ‘bridge loans’ (relevant to third party ownership)
- FIFA’s new plans to regulates agents and cap fees
- Emergence of salary caps in football and legal challenges to them
- Various high profile Financial Fair Play cases Class action in football re head injuries
- Challenges to Owners and Directors test – calls for independent regulator
- New chapter covering developments in CAS cases