Player’s Right to Request Disclosure of Revenues from an Agent

Player’s Right to Request Disclosure of Revenues from an Agent

On 4 August 2020, the Regional Court of Cologne rendered a decision ordering an agent to disclose all revenues to a player that the agent obtained from any third parties on the occasion of a transfer guided by the agent, in which he was considered to, at least, act on behalf of the player among others.

Regional Court of Cologne, 4 August 2020, no. 21 O 315/19

 

1. On 4 August 2020, the Regional Court of Cologne rendered a decision (file no. 21 O 315/19) that has not yet become final but is noteworthy, nevertheless.

2. The facts of the case are as follows.

A player has been guided by an agency - that he explicitly mandated - to look for a top club in Russia (since he had Russian roots) after his career in...

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