Sports Agents: the Mandate does not have to be in the form of a single written act

Sports Agents: the Mandate does not have to be in the form of a single written act
If Article L. 222-17 of the French Sports Code provides that the contract under which the sports agent carries out his activity of putting in relation the interested parties to the conclusion of a convention relating to the paid exercise of a sports or training activity must take a written form, the Court of Cassation, in a judgment of 11 July 2018, specifies however that these provisions do not require that these contracts be established in the form of a single written act.

The company SARL AGT UNIT (the Agent), whose manager holds a sports agent license, had assigned the French club AS Saint-Etienne (the Club) in payment of a commission which it considered to be due, pursuant to a mandate received from the Club to negotiate the transfer of a player with the German club Borussia Dortmund, as well as compensation...

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