Sports Law - Employment Law & Labour law

Dear clients,

Throughout the period of lockdown, the law firm continues to operate. You can reach Audrey BRUIN by telephone at 07.67.13.69.15 or by email: contact@bruin-avocat.com.

COVID19: FIFA GUIDELINES:

SEE LINK AND INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

   

Audrey BRUIN intervenes in sports law, employment law and labour law. She assists her clients on all stages of the contractual relationship. 

PRACTICE AREAS

Audrey Bruin advises and represents clients from the global world of sport, including athletes, coaches, agents, clubs, organisations.

 

She is qualified to represent clients before all French courts (incl. Labour, Civil and Criminal courts) as well as all national (AFLD, CNOSF...) and international arbitration institutions such as FIFA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as well as all disciplinary committees in a wide variety of sports.

EXPERTISE:

- Litigation, Court representation (doping cases, sports agent's mandate, contractuel, breach of contract, physical injury, etc...);

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- Review and negotiation of all types of agreements, drafting of legal documents, in particular work contracts, transfer agreements, image rights, etc...; 

- Optimisation for training compensation and solidarity contribution.​

 

SPORTS LAW

PRESENTATION

Audrey BRUIN practised as a lawyer in employment and labour law for three years and then spent two years with FIFA's Players' Status department where she expertly dealt with contractual disputes, solidarity contribution and training compensation litigation.

She was admitted to the Bar of Aix-Provence in 2013 and has a Master degree in Judicial Careers ("Carrières de la Justice") from the reputable University of Aix-Marseille as well as a degree in sports law from the University of Montpellier and a degree in comparative law from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

In 2011, she was a law clerk to the Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Hon. Alexander W. Hunter, Jr. 

EMPLOYMENT LAW & LABOUR LAW

Audrey Bruin advises and assists companies, employees and staff representative bodies.

She intervenes before all French courts (labour, criminal and civil courts).

EXPERTISE:

 

 Individual and collective relationship:

- drafting of legal document, execution (extra-hours, notice period...) and termination of employments contracts (dismissal, dismissal for physical inability...);

- application of collective agreements, evolution of professional classifications, discrimination prevention...

ASSOCIATIONS

She is also a member of WISlaw (Women in Sports Law) and AADSport (Association des Avocats en Droit du Sport). 

She has been chosen by FIFA to be a pro bono counsel. 

Pro bono counsels list: https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/bpox3zdqqwrri78sooi1.pdf

COVID19 - FIFA GUIDELINES (extract):

"Expiry and commencement of player contracts:

Expiring player contracts usually end when the season ends, with a termination date that coincides with the end of the season. With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would. Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end. This should be in line with the original intention of the parties when the contract was signed and should also preserve sporting integrity and stability. A similar principle applies to contracts due to begin when the new season starts, meaning the entry into force of such contracts is delayed until the next season actually does start.

Football employment agreements that can no longer be performed:

 

(...) Accordingly, FIFA strongly encourages clubs and players to work together to find agreements and solutions during the period when football is suspended. While it is primarily up to the relevant parties at national level to find solutions to fit the circumstances in their own country (...) If parties cannot agree and, as a consequence, cases come to FIFA, the factors to be examined will include the following:

  • whether there was a genuine attempt by the club to reach agreement with the players;

  • what the economic situation of the club is;

  • the proportionality of any adjustment to player contracts;

  • the net income position of players after any contract adjustment; and

  • whether players have been treated equally or not.

In this way, FIFA hopes that it will be able to find solutions that are fair and balanced for both sides.

For more information:https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/news/fifa-guidelines-to-address-legal-consequences-of-covid-19

Audrey BRUIN is fluent in English, she assists and represents clients in France and abroad.

English, French & Spanish.

LANGUAGES

CONTACT

Email: contact@bruin-avocat.com

Main line: +33 (0)4.84.49.29.92

Direct line: +33 (0)7 67 13 69 15

​Fax: +33.(0)4.84.49.29.91

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ADDRESS

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