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Understanding FIFA's Agents Regulations

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

This video will help you understanding how FIFA’s Agents Regulations will impact national federations. Leagues, clubs, agents and players. 

Speakers:

  1. Luís Villas-Boas Pires, Head of Agents, FIFA

  2. Carol Couse, Partner, Mills & Reeve

  3. Kelly Skeggs, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, OmniSports

  4. Paolo Lombardi, Managing Director, Lombardi Associates

Following their approval by the FIFA Council in December 2022, the new FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) will come into force on Monday, 9 January 2023, thus marking a landmark step towards the establishment of a fairer and more transparent football transfer system. The new regulations introduce basic service standards for football agents and their clients, including a mandatory licensing system, the prohibition of multiple representation to avoid conflicts of interest, and the introduction of a cap on agent fees, all with the objective of reinforcing contractual stability, protecting the integrity of the transfer system and achieving greater financial transparency.

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