Article 14bis vs Article 14.2 of the FIFA RSTP

Article 14bis vs Article 14.2 of the FIFA RSTP

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CAS 2020/A/7522 ACS Academica Clinceni v. Ndongala Fundu Aristote

In late 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was called upon to decide on the question as to whether a player can terminate an employment contract without having to place the club on 15 days’ notice. To be specific, it was forced to delve into the question as to whether a club can use Article 14bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP)  as a shield to a claim filed by a player under Article 14.2 of the FIFA RSTP.

The CAS was further challenged to look into the question as to whether a clause in an employment contract pursuant to which a club grants itself an additional grace period to pay a player’s monthly salaries was invalid and/or inconsistent with Article 18.6 of the FIFA RSTP. 

Finally, the CAS...

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