Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Player Transfers: Changing clubs outside of the transfer window

A recent judgment allowed football players to transfer from a bankrupt professional club to an amateur club outside of the transfer window, against the wishes of the Dutch football association (KNVB). Mads Frost, a Lawyer with Lett Law Firm, examines to what extent FIFA's Regulations allow national associations to govern when a player can move clubs, the KNVB's regulations on transfers, and the reasoning of the Court in deciding that the KNVB's regulations cannot be in conflict with principles enshrined in national law.

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