Nick De Marco QC
Nick is rated a leading silk 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.
He regularly appears in the UK Courts and football, rugby, cricket, boxing, athletics, horseracing, doping and a number of other arbitral and disciplinary tribunals, including CAS in Switzerland.
He is acknowledged as having special expertise in all aspects of football and has been involved in most of the recent high profile cases in the sport. He has particular expertise in financial regulation including financial fair play, disputes relating to football agents, player disputes and disciplinary issues, doping in football, commercial disputes between clubs and third parties and Third Party Ownership of football players.
Nick has a special interest in sports arbitration. He acted for the ECB in the leading case in the field (ECB v Kaneria) and acts for and against a number of sports regulatory bodies in arbitration disputes as well as siting as an arbitrator for a number of sports. He is also involved in a number of high profile media rights disputes in sport.
- COVID-19: sport and the law of frustration and force majeure
- A guide to The FA’s new Intermediaries Regulations 2019-2020
- The right to a fair hearing in sports’ cases: lessons from the ECtHR’s decision in Mutu & Pechstein
- Does ‘Football Law’ exist and what is it?
- Bribery scandal rocks the NCAA
- Clarifying The FA’s prohibition on betting activities: an analysis of the Nick Bunyard decision
- The dichotomy and future of sports arbitration - Domestics arbitration
- The dichotomy and future of sports arbitration - Legal aid and publications of decisions
- The dichotomy and future of sports arbitration - Appointment of arbitrators
- The dichotomy and future of sports arbitration - Compelled consent
- Fiduciary duties, football, and the fundamental importance of the contractual relationship
- Do sports clip sharing apps breach copyright law? A review of the “Fanatix” case
- An explanation of FIFPro’s challenge to the football transfer system
- After FIFA/IAAF corruption – it is time for institutional change
- How do we address inconsistent pitch invasion sanctions? The FA v. Reading FC
- Another round in favour of sports arbitration: Court confirms boxing disciplinary appeal panel is an Arbitration
- A round up of recent football case law
- The new FA Intermediaries Regulations & disputes likely to arise
- Hull City Tigers v The FA - the importance of procedural fairness
- Sailing through sports disciplinary proceedings
- The end of the licensed football agent?
- Kaneria’s life ban upheld
- Football’s match fixing wake up call
- A lot of Wonga at stake
- 10 key considerations arising from Kaneria
- Cricket disciplinary appeal is an Arbitration