Sports agents take note – ‘companies’ cannot represent clients, players and clubs
Published 02 January 2013 By: Matthew Chantler
We have recently met with a number of sports agents who are disputing outstanding agency fees with players and clubs. In the majority of cases the problem has been rooted with the composition of the contract and in some cases the agents have named their company as party to the contract or have stated that they are signing “on behalf of the company”.
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Matthew, a solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP, specialises in Sports Law and is an FA and RFL Registered Lawyer. He advises players' associations including Professional Players Federation, Professional Footballers' Association, PFA Scotland, Rugby Players Association, 1eagu3 and their members, a number of professional football clubs, players and agents on regulatory and legal matters.