Our law firm has extensive experience in the field of Sports Law, starting with 2020, Mr. George Murar, Partner Lawyer, coordinator of the Sports Law Department within Murar and Associates Law Firm, representing and legally assisting sports federations and clubs in drafting statutory documents, regulations, sports contracts, sponsorship contracts, sports collaboration protocols etc., as well as in sports arbitration disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland (TAS/CAS).

On September 20, 2023, George Murar, Esq. obtained the license of FIFA Agent, in order to extend the competence of Murar and Associates Law Firm in the field of Sports Law, as well as to further refine the FIFA legislation.

In 2023 the FIFA radically changed the statutory regulations, establishing that the activity of the Football Agent can be carried out worldwide only on the basis of a license granted by the FIFA, after passing a very rigorous examination, with a vast theme and bibliography, of approximately 700 pages, comprising almost all the FIFA Codes and Regulations.

Thus, effective as of October 1, 2023, the representation of an athlete, coach or football club in order to negotiate and mediate a transfer from one club to another will be legally possible only by a person holding this license from FIFA.

The main goal of these changes is to increase and establish a minimum level of professionalism and ethics for the persons working as a Football Agent.

Murar and Associates Law Firm, through the Department of Sports Law, considered that the very entry into force of these changes in the FIFA regulations is a good moment to contribute with a fresh impetus to the activity of the Football Agent, George Murar, Esq. adding competence and expertise, as a Law professional with over 15 years of experience in Business Law, but also in Sports Law – a branch of Law in which there are few specialists in Romania.

To this end, the representation services that our law firm may perform as a FIFA Licensed Agent are (by way of example, but not limited to):

  • Providing advice and assistance regarding the negotiation and conclusion of transfer and/or employment contracts (e.g. compensation, buyout/release clauses, payment structures, bonuses, benefits etc.);
  • Intermediating the relationship between a club and the Client (player);
  • Intermediating the relationship between the club and the player/coach in order to conclude a Transaction;
  • Organizing and facilitating the organization of a trial period for a Client (player) at a club;
  • Making any communication relating to a transfer/employment of a player/coach;
  • Representing the Client (player) at meetings;
  • Introducing the Client (player) to clubs in order to conclude a transaction/transfer;
  • Discuss and negotiate the terms and conditions of a possible transaction between the Client (player) and third parties;
  • Taking steps to arrange meetings between the clubs and the Client (player).

In addition to all these services that we can provide as a FIFA Licensed Agent, at this time our law firm has the necessary expertise to provide legal services to a high standard in the field of Sports Law, such as:

  • Representation and legal assistance of national federations, sports clubs or athletes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland (TAS/CAS), or before arbitral tribunals established within international federations.
  • Representation and legal assistance of sports clubs or athletes before the committees with jurisdictional duties of Romanian Football Federation (FRF)/ Professional Football League (LPF)/ County Football Association (AJF), such as the National Dispute Resolution Chamber, the Court of Appeal or Appeal Committee of the Romanian Football Federation etc.
  • Legal representation and assistance in the procedure of incorporating/licensing a federation or a sports club, or in order to amend the status or the articles of incorporation;
  • Legal representation and assistance in order to negotiate or review contracts in the field of Sports Law, sports contracts, employment contracts, etc.
  • Legal representation and assistance of athletes in club-to-club transfer procedures, double registration etc.