Legal expertise of CDES
With almost 20 years of experience, our legal department enables sports stakeholders to benefit from the expertise and documentation of the Centre for Sports Law and Economics. This expertise relies on a specialised database of legal texts, doctrinal studies and case law relevant to the sports movement. This reference catalogue for sports law is continuously updated, and is a unique source of information in the field.
CDES’ legal skills and resources can be placed at your service in different ways:
Legal advice: legal consultations and drafting on request of legal notes on various points (state of applicable law, implications of a legislative development, legality of a federal regulation, drafting or proofreading of contracts…) in the field of sports law and in other legal fields likely to be of direct or indirect interest to the sports sector;
Litigation: representation and defence before State courts (civil and administrative), CNOSF conciliation, arbitration tribunals (in particular CAS) and, subject to possible conflicts of interest, before sports bodies (e.g. the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber);
Legal studies: carrying out legal studies on issues relating to sport, such as the work carried out for the European Commission in 2009 on sports agents and in 2012 on player transfers in Europe;
Legal watch: permanent monitoring of legislative, regulatory and case law developments in the field of sports law and in other areas of law likely to be of direct or indirect interest to the sports sector;
Documentary assistance: provision of all legal documentation on request (laws, decrees, rulings, collective agreements, case law, model statutes, model contracts, model letters, etc.).
These different elements can be developed into “tailor-made” agreements in order to provide a personalised response to your needs, whatever your structure is.
WHO IS IT FOR?
If you are a professional federation or league, we can:
- revise your statutes,
- guide you in the development of new regulations
- or provide you with a legal solution to all your questions….
If you are a professional sports club, we can
- draft or read over your players’ employment contracts,
- renew the agreement with your support association
- or support you in all your litigations…
If you are an amateur sports club, we can
- accompany your transition into an organisation,
- modernise your statutes
- or guide you in your grant applications.
These are only a few examples of our services.