For a long time already we have been conducting proceedings regarding claims of the clubs trying to obtain solidarity benefits arising from the transfer of foreign players who earlier in their career represented these clubs. The legal basis for the abovementioned benefits are the rules of FIFA, the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. We are successful in helping clubs in the cases described above on both domestic and foreign markets.
FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players state in Article 21: “If a professional is transferred before the expiry of his contract, any club that has contributed to his education and training shall receive a proportion of the compensation paid to his former club (solidarity contribution).”
In reality, the procedure is slightly more complicated than the Article provides, but in certain circumstances, your club could be entitled to claim for any former players who have turned professional and then transferred internationally.
Considering the above, in the scope of our services we offer:
- preparation of legal opinions regarding validity of claims and the amount of benefits due;
- representing clubs and players before the authorities of national and international sports federations, including FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber;
- representing clubs and players before courts and arbitration courts, including the Court of Arbitration for. Sport in Lausanne (CAS);
- editing letters, queries, requests for payment, answers to the requests for payments and any other correspondence concerning FIFA mechanism of solidarity;
- participation in meetings and negotiations on determining the amount of solidarity contribution.