Sports law &
labour law

Anti-doping rules: understanding sanctions, legal consequences and the role of the sports lawyer

avocat droit du sport, dopage et AFLD

Fair play and integrity are fundamental values of sport. They guarantee fair competition in which every athlete can demonstrate his or her skills on an equal footing. However, doping threatens these essential values. By using banned substances to enhance their performance, athletes who use doping substances, transgress these principles, compromising the fairness of competition and undermining confidence […]

Audrey BRUIN’s firm assists athletes before the AFLD

Audrey BRUIN recently intervened before the AFLD in two proceedings between professional athletes and the AFLD following doping controls. The firm assisted the athletes throughout the proceedings initiated by the AFLD, and also assisted them during the hearings held before the AFLD Sanction Commission. Audrey BRUIN regularly assists athletes with doping cases. Numerous products, including […]

A football agent sanctioned by a sports federation shall not be entitled to keep his licence if he has been subject to a disciplinary sanction imposed by the sports federation for violation of the rules of ethics, morality and deontology.

On 11 April 2022 (n°2115316), the administrative tribunal of Paris recalled that a person who has been the subject of a disciplinary sanction at least equivalent to a suspension imposed by his federation for a breach of the rules of ethics, morality and deontology, cannot hold or obtain a sports agent’s licence, as provided for […]

DRC FIFA 19-01972 & CAS 2020/A/7242

On 23 April 2020, the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) upheld the claims of the Moroccan player Mourad Batna against the club Al Wahda FC (UAE), a decision partially confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (based in Lausanne – Switzerland) on 23 November 2021. The decision rendered by the FIFA DRC followed the […] interview

Could you introduce yourself and your background?  I am a lawyer in sports law and labour law, registered at Aix en Provence bar. I was sworn in 2012 and practised as an employment lawyer for three years in France before joining FIFA as a legal advisor in the Players’ Status Department. At the end of […]

FIFA Russie Ukraine

Temporary rules adopted by the Bureau of the FIFA Council on 7 March 2022 relating to the current situation in Ukraine and Russia   On 7 March 2022, FIFA temporarily amended the FIFA Regulations (Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP)) in order to address the current situation of the foreign football players and […]

La FIFA va imposer un congé maternité obligatoire pour les joueuses de football

La réforme va introduire des standards de protection minimum au bénéfice des joueuses de football, et notamment un congé maternité obligatoire. La modifiction du Règlement du Statut du Joueur de la FIFA devrait entrer en vigueur en janvier 2021.   A compter de cette date, les joueuses de football bénéficieront d’un congé maternité de 14 […]