Athlete Contracts & Transfers

We are experts in athlete contracts. Our experience in advising on football contracts and related agreements stands out.

In the past 24 months we have advised clubs and agents / players on over 50 football player transfers and contract renewals across 20 countries with a combined value of over £1 billion.

Recent examples include:
- advising Manchester United on the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid;
- advising Moussa Dembele and his agents on his move to Al Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League;
- advising Jeremie Frimpong and his agent on his contract renewal at Bayer Leverkusen; and
- advising Jesse Lingard on his move to FC Seoul in the South Korean K League.

Such work has involved advising on specific clauses such as “buy-out” clauses and option arrangements, plus complex image rights structures and revenue sharing agreements (for example in relation to merchandise, commercial deals and ticket sales).

We also regularly advise on:
- manager contracts;
- representation contracts, especially following the implementation of the new FIFA Football Agent Regulations and The FA Football Agent Regulations;
- training compensation and solidarity issues – both international and domestically; and
- the international movement of minors under the FIFA Regulations.

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