Does ‘Football Law’ exist and what is it?

Published 04 May 2018 By: Nick De Marco QC

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This May sees the publication of the first comprehensive guide to legal issues in football in the world as well as a "Football Law" themed seminar in central London.

The new book, Football and the Law (Bloomsbury Professional, 2018) features 29 chapters of discussion and analysis of just about every legal issue and dispute arising in football. It is written by over 50 of the leading experts in the field: QCs, barristers and specialist solicitors from around the world, but most practising in England. It covers everything from the regulatory scheme and rules of international and domestic football, the structure of the playing contract and football transfers, disciplinary issues, the regulation of football intermediaries, and the role of European law to commercial issues such as image rights, sponsorship and broadcasting – as well as many other important topics. It will no doubt be a valuable asset to anyone practising in sports law, involved in the football business or simply interested in learning about the legal issues in football.


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Nick De Marco

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.

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