We are leaders in consulting and advising professional sportsmen. To deal with increasing complexity of challenges the professional sportsmen face, we provide them with a customised service packages as follows : management as lawyer and FFF sport agent in any contractual negotiations with football clubs, advice on tax optimisation and representation before sport courts and general jurisdictions.
As both sport agent licensed by the French Football Federation and Lawyer registered by the Football Association, our football players clients benefit from an extensive network of clubs and agents so much in France that abroad (England, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Middle East…) and from an indepth knowledge of the football economy, of players transfer market and of the profiles sought by clubs.
We have been involved last several years in a number of major player transactions for Liverpool FC, PSG, Valencia CF, AS Monaco, Sundrland AFC, Swansea, Olympique Lyonnais, FC Nantes…
We propose our clients to deal with the following aspects:
- identifying appropriate clubs in line with their sporting and financial potential ;
- negotiating and drafting tworking contracts and transfer contracts and potenial contracts between the clubs and their image rights company ;
- legally and financially secure their wages.
We provide our sportsmen clients with tailor made tax solutions to adress their specific situations :
Our expertise includes the following areas :
- Application of Article 100 bis of the French Tax Code (Code Général des Impôts) ;
- Tax planning, drafting and follow-up of income tax returns ;
- Tax optimisation in relation to image rights revenues ;
- International Tax (UK Non Domiciled, impatriation regime, regularisation of held assets or revenues paid abroad, choice of the tax residence, exit tax…) ;
- Optimisation of personal tax situations, income tax returns, corporate income tax, Pacte Dutreil) ;
- Wealth Tax (exemption, tax shield, returns, inheritance…).
The complexity of sport regulation requires, in case of dispute, an high level expertise in Sport Law and a wide experience of national and international sport federations.
We assist and our clients in their contractual litigation (image rights contracts, representation agreements, working contracts) and disciplinary proceedings (doping etc.) before :
- National and International federal bodies (FFF, FFT, FFR, FIFA…) ;
- Court of Arbitration for Sport ;
- Mediation and Conciliation bodies (French Olympic and Sporting Committee and Court of Arbitration for Sport ) ;
- Labour (CPH) civil (TGI), administrative (TA) and criminal courts (Tribunal correctionnel).