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UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE GAME

Important changes to The FA’s Regulations on Intermediaries

Published 29 September 2017 | Authored by: Nick De Marco

 As spending rose ever higher during the 2017 summer transfer window, The FA has been busy making some important changes to its Regulations on Working with Intermediaries1 (Regulations).

The most important changes were the introduction of the following new Regulations: 

B11 - An Intermediary shall only enter into a single Representation Contract with the same Player at any one time.

B12 - An Intermediary shall not enter into a Representation Contract with a Player under an exclusive

Representation Contract with another Intermediary.

B13 - A Player shall not enter into a Representation Contract with an Intermediary whilst under an exclusive Representation Contract with another Intermediary.

G3 - An Intermediary should use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Organisation through which he operates shall comply fully with the requirements of the Rules of The Association and these Regulations in relation to any Intermediary Activity carried out by that Intermediary.

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About the Author

Nick De Marco

Nick De Marco

Nick is rated the leading junior barrister in Sports Law and is a member of Blackstone Chambers.

He has advised and acted for a number of sports governing bodies, athletes, most Premier League football clubs and many world-class football players in commercial and regulatory disputes.

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