Sports Law

Issues regarding residence rights
and changing nationality

Sport is a global phenomenon. Top athletes and professional sportsmen and sportswomen regularly exercise their profession outside their country of origin. This often gives rise to issues over rights of residence or even eligibility to play or compete.
Our many years' of experience in dealing with residence permit and visa matters enables us to help our clients avoid complications over rights of residence and eligibility to participate, and to answer concomitant questions proficiently.

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Notable cases

  • Advising several international sports bodies on eligibility issues in the case of athletes who have altered the length of their stay in a foreign country or changed their nationality
  • Acting as the arbitrator in several CAS proceedings on the eligibility of athletes following a change of nationality
  • Advising US athletes on obtaining temporary residence permits in Germany