Sports law &
labour law

Practice areas

Sports Law

BRUIN’s firm advises and assists the various stakeholders in the sports world (clubs, sports associations, professional or amateur athletes, agents, coaches, etc.) in the drafting of contracts and legal documents in the various sports disciplines (football, rugby, basketball, tennis, board sports, etc.)  


BRUIN’s firm regularly appears before FIFA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, the CNOSF (Paris), the AFLD (French anti-doping Court), the Ligue de Football Professionnel and various commissions of the regional leagues.


The firm also acts before the dispute resolution chambers of national federations abroad, particularly in football matters, in the context of the representation of professional footballers.


BRUIN’s firm advises and supports athletes and coaches from the beginning of their career and assists them throughout their professional sports career.   The support offered is comprehensive and multidisciplinary:  
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts with clubs and transfer contracts;
  • Negotiation and drafting of representation contracts concluded with sports agents;
  • Optimisation of the athlete’s image: negotiation and drafting of sponsorship and partnership contracts, personalised legal support in matters of image rights;
  • pre-litigation and litigation: doping (AFLD and Conseil d’Etat), breach of representation contracts, outstanding salaries and breach of contract for just cause before FIFA and CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), Disciplinary Commissions (LFP, national associations’ dispute resolution chambers), labour court…
  • Personal injury: sports-related accidents, injuries, incapacity: advice and assistance to the athlete in his relationship with his club, his sports federation, his insurer, representation in the context of proceedings aimed at obtaining compensation for damages before the competent courts.


BRUIN’s firm advises and assists clubs and sports associations in their relations with sportsmen and women, coaches, employees, commercial partners and sponsors, leagues:  
  • Optimisation for solidarity contribution and training compensation ;
  • Review and negotiation of employment contracts, transfer agreements, image rights…
  • pre-litigation and litigation before nationale leagues, federations, CNOSF, administrative courts, Conseil d’Etat, labour courts, etc.


BRUIN’s firm advises sports agents and offers them full legal support:  
  • drafting and negotiation of representation contracts ;
  • advice on sponsorship and transfers ;
  • pre-litigation and litigation: recovery of commissions from players/clubs, termination of representation contracts, etc.

Sports Law