Restraint of trade and contracts in sport: lessons from the Rooney case

Published 14 December 2011

On 1 December 2011, footballer Wayne Rooney won the latest round of a legal battle with his former agency. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Proactive Sports Management Limited v Rooney [2011] EWCA Civ 1444, an appeal by Proactive in a dispute concerning a contract to exploit Rooney's image rights. 


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