Agents, clubs and players: a breakdown of the complicated tax relationship in Spanish football

Intermediaries in football have become one of the most important elements in determining whether a transfer materialises or not. It is they who have the trust of players and clu...

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How The 2022 EU VAT Directive Affects The Equestrian Sector

The VAT (Value Added Tax) legislation of the Member States of the European Union, including setting the VAT rates, is...
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The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete - Navigating The UK Property Market

Wherever you wish to buy or rent a home, signing any contract relating to property is a risky business and the UK is ...
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Key Sports Law Cases & Developments Of 2021 – Europe

As we come to the end of a turbulent and challenging year, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight t...

Bitcoin Payments In Sport - The Opportunities And Risks For Clubs And Players

Bitcoin was first introduced to the world on 31 October 2008 through the ‘White Paper’[1] published online by its pse...

Protecting Filipino Athletes Abroad: Labor Registration & Visa Requirements

With sports still sputtering to life in the Philippines because of the pandemic, Filipino players are cashing in on b...
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Taxing Overseas Loans: Dutch case raises important points for clubs & footballers

A recent Dutch Court of Appeal judgment[1] sheds light on the taxability of signing-on fees following the loaning of ...
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How HMRC's Renewed Preferential Creditor Status Impacts UK Football Clubs

The UK’s tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), now holds secondary preferential creditor stat...

How Brexit Has Impacted The Sports Industry: A Legal Perspective From The First 100 Days

From 1 January 2021, the UK's relationship with the EU operates under a different legal framework, with the UK and EU...

Payments to football agents - what clubs & players need to know about HMRC's new guidance

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released new formal guidance on how it will treat payments made to agents in the ...

HMRC's Investigation Into Premiership Rugby's Image Rights Payments

Following its recent investigations into football players’ employment contracts[1], it is reported that HMRC is now i...
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Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in South America

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2021 from South America from the LawInSport Editorial Boa...

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