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The Spanish and Portuguese Leagues denounce FIFA’s TPO ban to the European Commission

Please find below the joint press release:

The Spanish and Portuguese Leagues denounce FIFA’s TPO ban to the European Commission

The complaint alleging the infringement of European Union competition rules could see FIFA incur a seven-figure penalty and result in clubs, players and third party owners being compensated.

FIFA circulars no. 1464 (TPO) and 1468

Two circulars were recently published by FIFA.

Circular no. 1464 was released on 22 December 2014. It is related to Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, and deals specifically with third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (“TPO”).

AIAF Congress at Hasan Doğan National Teams Camp and Education Facilities

  • AIAF Congress

In partnership with the Turkish Football Federation, the third AIAF Congress will be held at its new Headquarter:

Hasan Doğan National Teams Camp and Education Facilities

Riva/Beykoz/İstanbul

 

  • Hotels selection

AIAF has selected three prestigious hotels for the participants: 

FIFA to ban TPO from May 2015!

Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee completed on 19 December 2014 its last meeting of the year in Marrakech (Morocco), on the eve of the final of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.

Following its decision of general principle that third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO) shall be banned with a transitional period, the Executive Committee approved the following measures:

 - The ban will come into force on 1 May 2015;

FIFA says stop to third-party ownership of players' economic rights (TPO)

Chaired by FIFA President Sepp Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee completed, on the 26 September 2014, a two-day meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

In order to protect the integrity of the game and the players, the Executive Committee took the decision of general principle that third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO) shall be banned with a transitional period (3-4 years).

The matter is now back in the hands of the TPO working group, under the chairmanship of Geoff Thompson, for the relevant technical regulations to be drafted.

Juan de Dios Crespo new member of the AIAF Executive Committee

On the occasion of the AIAF Annual General Meeting held in Buenos Aires on 12 June 2014, the AIAF Members endorsed the entry of Spanish lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo in the AIAF Executive Committee.

The Player's place in the business of football - Opening words

Patricia MOYERSOEN, AIAF President

Bienvenue au deuxième Congrès de l'association internationale des avocats du football.

Nous sommes très heureux d’organiser notre deuxième Congrès en Amérique du Sud.

UEFA Financial fair-play: nine clubs sign settlement agreements

The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Investigatory Chamber  announced, on May 16th 2014, that the nine clubs, for which investigations were opened following non-compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, have individually agreed to settlement agreements.

These agreements are aimed at ensuring each club achieves break-even compliance with minimal delay, and are defined by Articles 14 (1) (b) and 15 of the Procedural Rules governing the CFCB.

Executive Programme in Sports Law and Justice

The Sports Law and Policy Centre (SLPC) organizes the Executive Programme in Sports Law and Justice in Ravello (Italy) 26 May – 1 June 2014.

Platini on the topic of TPO: “some players are no longer in control of their own sporting careers”

In his address to the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress which took place on Thursday 27 March 2014 in Astana, Kazakhstan, UEFA President Michel Platini was unequivocal on the topic of third-party ownership (TPO) of players. He said that this is "a problem which particularly worries [him]. I have been constantly warning for years that this practice – which is becoming increasingly widespread – is a danger to our sport.

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