#FootyBiz Twitter Chat

With the football season a few days away, join myself, Adam Osper and Pete Hackleton to discuss the various facets of the football business on Thursday 6th August at 1830 BST. Adam is a Director at Tilney Bestinvest and advises clients on wealth management issues in a range of sectors including sport and football. Pete […]

Football Law Magazine ‘On the Ball’ 2012 Edition

In this issue, we gaze again into the complex world of football and the law. We delve into subjects such as the Premier League broadcasting deal, Financial Fair Play and the Football Creditors Rule. On the Ball is produced in conjunction with Football Aid, a sports charity organisation, which enables football supporters to ‘Live the […]

A Red Letter Day for Liverpool FC: The week that the three year “epic swindle” ended

This piece was first published on www.tomkinstimes.com Liverpool football club appear not to do things by halves anymore. No longer are boardroom wranglings kept in-house. Dirty laundry has been hung out to dry on a fairly regular basis at LFC. Needless to say, everything came out in the wash in the recent High Court cases. […]

New ownership and ‘home grown’ Premier League rules

Following a Department for Culture, Media and Sport consultation on sport’s relationship with money, the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) passed new regulations governing club ownership and ‘home grown’ players. Daniel Geey and Joe Ward, both in the Sports Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, examine how the fit and proper persons test has been […]

Multiple football club ownership: disparities between rules

UEFA and its national associations have differing rules governing club ownership, which can lead to conflicts of interest when clubs with the same owner meet in European competitions. In the second part of a two-part article, Daniel Geey and Victoria Ross of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and Maja Rotkvic, of Jimenez de Parga Abogados, explain […]

Integrity: player and club ownership in football

Third party ownership of players, as highlighted by the Carlos Tevez affair and dual ownership of clubs, as highlighted by the ‘Granada 74’ case, have raised questions of sporting integrity in football. In the first instalment of a two-part article, Daniel Geey and Victoria Ross of Field Fisher Waterhouse and Maja Rotkvic, of Jiménez de […]

The Takeover Code: Liverpool FC case study

Increased TV revenues from the Premier League and Champions League are distributed in favour of the Premiership’s most successful clubs, which allows them to buy better players, repeat their success and reduce the prospect of relegation. Daniel Geey, a trainee solicitor, competition department at Field Fisher Waterhouse, explores how this makes England’s successful clubs attractive […]