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Football Intermediary/Agent Licensing: Where We Are Now

Speaker: Stephen Tawiah
Chambers: 33 Bedford Row

Stephen specialises in various areas of public law and human rights. Stephen has a particular focus on judicial review, inquests, immigration and asylum law, actions against the police and prison law. As sole and junior counsel, he has acted in the High Court, Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum); Employment Appeal Tribunal, and Court of Appeal.

Stephen begins by outlining the context in which intermediaries (football agents) are regulated in the UK, highlighting different jurisdictions at play. He then goes on to explain the processes behind becoming a football agent and acting as a football agent. He also highlights the rights and obligations of clients, as well as issues and areas to watch out for when managing these cases.

Key Words/Topics:

The role of intermediaries
Football agents
Common law
FIFA Football Agent Regulations
FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
FIFA Statutes
FIFA Procedural Rules Governing the Football Tribunal
FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials- Course 1
FIFA Guardians Child safeguarding toolkit for Member Associations
FIFA Disciplinary Code
FIFA Code of Ethics
FIFA Clearing House Regulations
Becoming a football agent
Representation agreement
Releasing entity and individual
Engaging entity
Service fees
Training compensation
Solidarity mechanism
FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (March 2023)
CPD Training