Sports Law

Licensing for federations/associations and financial fair play

We help national and international federations and associations to implement licensing schemes and advise clubs in connection with national and international licensing procedures. We have particular experience of dealing with the UEFA Regulations on Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play.

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Notable cases

  • Advising a German professional football club on the licensing procedures of the German Football League (DFL)
  • Representing the Turkish premier league football club Bursaspor in disputes with UEFA in financial fair play matters
  • Acting as the arbitrator in proceedings before the CAS between a Bulgarian football club and UEFA due to a breach of the UEFA Regulations on Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play
  • Acting as the arbitrator in a case before the CAS between an Italian football club and the Italian Football Federation regarding club licensing in Italy