Monday, December 14, 2009

Player Contracts: Inducement to breach contract: Gael Kakuta case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended a FIFA ban on Chelsea conducting player transfers until it hears the case next year, after FIFA found the club guilty of inducing Gael Kakuta to breach his contract with Lens. Richard Williams, a member of the sports law group at Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, examines which FIFA Regulations Chelsea has breached, possible avenues of appeal open to Chelsea under EC and domestic law, and the impact that recent and pending cases could have on Chelsea's chosen method of appeal.

To read the full article in the December edition of World Sports Law Report, click here.


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