An analysis of financial regs and salary caps in the Premier League, NBA and Premiership Rugby
The Premier League Financial Fair Play Regulations (“FFP”) were ratified on 11 April 2013. The new rules, that have full effect this season, aim to prevent clubs from sustaining huge losses in the pursuit of glory1. This article will look at FFP, designed to curb excessive spending, and compare the practical and legal implications to the salary cap mechanisms in MLS, NBA and the Rugby Premiership.
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About the Author
John is a sports and media lawyer at McFaddens LLP and a Director at sports agency DBW. After reading Law at the University of Liverpool, he spent a year lecturing on the Law of Contract at the Université de Bordeaux IV, before training at the largest national law firm in the UK, Eversheds LLP.