The FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (RWI) – Comprehensive Analysis I

The FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (RWI) – Comprehensive Analysis I

Since 1 April 2015, the world governing body of football, FIFA, scrapped the Players' Agents Regulations (PAR) in favour of the new RWI. The premise behind this, whilst crassly seen by some as a simple “de-regulation” of agents, is to lay down minimum standards in order to better regulate the activity of transactions involving clubs and players. This has been suggested and ratified, as opposed to merely working on the regulations of the players’ agents themselves.

The proposed changes have often been discussed and debated across the globe in the lead up. The need to regulate football matters at an international level emerged over time, developing as international transfers and competitions gained in value and visibility, and it can be considered as a continuously evolving necessity. The international bodies and regulations received continuous improvements, adapting themselves to general and specific situations, gathering various...

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