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Bundesliga clubs confirmed 501 rule - but liberalisation plans for Investors are not off the table

Germany - March 27 2018 For decades investors have been interested in German football. However, on 22 March 2018 the German Football League (“DFL”) voted in favour of...


Foul play by illegal state aid?

European Union - December 12 2017 The European Commission has recently completed state aid procedures against, up to now, seven Spanish and five Dutch football clubs. The most...


Port package III adopted - How the port service business is affected

European Union - January 31 2017 European Council adopted the Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports, the so-called...


German Federal High Court: Clubs can pass on fines to rioting fans

Germany - December 13 2016 A ruling handed down by the German Federal High Court in November determined for the first time that penalties imposed on a football club by the DFB...


Valencian Football Clubs have to pay back more than EUR 30 million of state aid. Professional sport clubs should be aware of the European State aid rules!

Spain, European Union - November 9 2016 On November 04 the European Commission published the full text of its Decision on incompatible State aid to Valencian football clubs (SA.36387, an...