Interview with Mario Flores Chemor
Head of Sports Legal, European Club Association (ECA)
Nyon – Switzerland
Football Legal: Have you noticed a recent trend towards increasing complexity in transfer contracts between clubs, particularly with regard to specific clauses (buy-out, buy-back, sell-on, etc.)?
Mario Flores Chemor: The regulatory framework within which clubs (and football stakeholders in general) operate has considerably grown in complexity within the last few years. One must remember that “football law” is relatively new as its current form can be traced back to FIFA’s commitment to the European Commission to change its rules on international transfers in 2002, after the famous Bosman ruling.
That increasingly complex regulatory framework inevitably leads to clubs having to be more creative in their dealings, as there are many more rules to consider when negotiating a transfer agreement, a loan agreement, or even an employment contract.
One example is the potential increase in the use of buy-back...
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