Regulatory Advice

We provide unrivalled knowledge of the international sports regulatory framework, and access to the individuals that manage and enforce it.

Examples of areas where we have provided regulatory advice include:
– whether conduct contravenes disciplinary and ethics rules
– drafting and enforcement of international football agreements
– the operation of the international football and basketball transfer markets
– right to training compensation and solidarity mechanism under FIFA and local association rules
– membership applications to international sports governing bodies
–¬†eligibility of players to represent national teams
– compliance with salary cap / financial regulations
– eligibility of clubs to participate in international competitions
– compliance with club licensing rules
– the international transfer of minor players in football
– selection of athletes to participate in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games
– sport election campaigns and compliance with sport election rules
– bidding to host international sports competitions