The decision of the agency agreement must be exclusive or not depends entirely on the circumstances of the parties. If the above issues are not identified and addressed at the beginning of negotiations, the parties may be involved in unexpected litigation and/or regulatory investigations. Not only will additional and unexpected costs, as well as the headaches of managing such issues, be unwanted distractions, but the agent or reputation and brand agencies (as well as the reputation of players who are linked to this agent or agency) are threatened. As with any contract, it is important that the parties weigh carefully over the length of time they want and must have. This is especially important if you are entering into an agreement with a new agent or agency company. This is the first glimpse of a series that will focus on the football agency`s market. Brabners LLP works for a large number of agents, agencies and their player clients (with football clubs and non-players) and has advised on many important commercial and legal issues in the sports agency market, often in controversial and non-controversial contexts. This site is intended only for self-educational purposes. Nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice or recommendation. In addition, the content of this site can make me obsolete and fake.
Always consult an experienced lawyer, especially before you make a deal! The most important contract with a sports agent is the contract between the player and the agent, also called the Standard Representation Agreement. This contract defines the terms of the agent`s representation, including fees, scope of representation, duration of representation, payment planning and how to handle agent-player disputes. Before delving into the flesh of the contract, it is important to determine from the outset who the parties are, namely the player and the agent. It is also worth taking into account the fact that the athlete loses his “amateur” status and his aptitude at the college level by entering into this contract with the agent. This is especially important for players who still have sports rights in college.