An overview of FIFA's 'Phase 2' reforms: Agents, loans and clearing house

In the last week of September 2019, FIFA announced two significant changes to its regulatory regime, namely:

  • a mandatory cap on agent commissions (as part of their proposed re-regulation of agent activity); and

  • the regulation of the loan system.

These changes were discussed in detail by Mr Emilio García Silvero, Chief Legal Officer at FIFA at the International Congress on Football Law held in Madrid, which was attended by members of the Mills & Reeve sports law team.

In an article for LawInSport, a leading online sports law publication, Tiran Gunawardena and Rustam Sethna of the Mills & Reeve sports law team discuss these changes in further detail.


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