A Few Notes on the Reform of the Intermediaries’ System

A Few Notes on the Reform of the Intermediaries’ System
Marcos Motta & Victor Eleuterio
Lawyers, Bichara e Motta Advogados
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Introduction

In September 2018, the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee announced a list of general principles - later approved by the FIFA Council - with the aim of guiding a deep reform of the football transfer system.

According to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, “this is a significant first step towards achieving greater transparency, the effective enforcement of rules that will deliver millions in solidarity payments to clubs, and developing a consensus on how to tackle the issue of agents, loans and other key aspects of the transfer system.

More than that, the decision to change the system was largely based on the increasing speculation and inflation in the transfer market, especially after the ban implemented by FIFA against third-party ownership and the replacement of the former players’ agents system, which has raised serious concerns about the integrity and equality of the game in the past few...

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