Third party ownership – to ban or not to ban?

Published 10 December 2013 By: Luís Villas-Boas Pires

Tevez playing for Argentina

One of the hot topics currently on the football agenda is the third party ownership ("TPO") of the economic rights of football players. This article will try to describe what is a TPO, why it became so popular and describe some of the reasons to ban and to allow such practice.


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Luís Villas-Boas Pires

Luís Villas-Boas Pires

Luís Villas-Boas Pires holds an Undergraduate Degree in Law from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Prior to his career in sports law, Luís worked for 11 years in both Lisbon and London as a M&A, Corporate and Capital Markets lawyer.

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