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Rhodri Thompson QC and Andrew Smith instructed by UEFA and FIFPro in Complaint against Third Party Ownership in football

Related Member(s):
Rhodri Thompson QC, Andrew Smith
Related Practice Area(s):
Sports Law

UEFA and FIFPro have today formally launched a Complaint with the European Commission questioning the legality of Third Party Ownership (“TPO”).  The Complaint sets out why the practice of TPO is said to contravene fundamental principles of European law, is harmful to the interests of players, clubs and fans, and undermines the standing and integrity of the game. Rhodri Thompson QC and Andrew Smith are involved in this matter.