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Soccer - 24 Mar 2011 - Legal
Couchmans LLP, the market leading specialist sports law firm, have advised the shareholders of<BR>Executive Sport Limited, owners of the “Leaders in…” sports conference business, on their sale of a<BR>majority stake in the company to Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI), the investment group run by<BR>Russian entrepreneurs Vladimir Antonov and Roman Dubov as well as former Leeds United<BR>Chairman Chris Akers.
Soccer - 25 Oct 2010 - Legal
Couchmans LLP, the market-leading specialist sports law firm, acted for Liverpool FC Chairman Martin Broughton in relation to the recent sale of the Club to New England Sports Ventures (‘NESV’).
Soccer - 31 Mar 2010 - Legal
31 March 2010 Couchmans LLP, the leading specialist sports law firm, has acted for The Football League in its 3-year title sponsorship deal with energy provider npower.
Soccer - 26 Mar 2010 - Legal
26 March 2010 Couchmans LLP, the market-leading specialist sports law firm, has advised Medge Consulting AB on the acquisition of Premier League television, Internet and mobile rights for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Greenland. <BR>
Soccer - 14 Sep 2009 - Legal
Couchman Harrington Associates ("CHA"), the leading sports business law firm, enjoyed another highly successful summer in the football transfer market.
Soccer - 07 Sep 2009 - Legal
Couchman Harrington Associates, the leading sports business law firm, have acted for Al Fahim Asia Associates Ltd, the investment vehicle of Sulaiman Al Fahim, in its successful acquisition of FA Premier League club Portsmouth from previous owner Alexandr Gaydamak.
Soccer - 29 Jun 2009 - Legal
Couchman Harrington Associates ("CHA"), the leading sports business law firm, has been advising PL.2012, the Polish government agency coordinating Poland’s co-hosting (with Ukraine) of the European Football Championships, UEFA EURO 2012™. CHA’s role has included advising on a range of legal management and contractual issues relating to the tournament, which after London 2012 will be the world’s biggest sporting event in 2012.
Soccer - 15 Aug 2008 - Legal
The Professional Football Players Observatory, born out of a partnership between the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES) and the University of Franche-Comté (France), has the pleasure to announce the publication of the third edition of the “Annual Review of the European Football Players’ Labour Market”.
Soccer - 12 Sep 2007
Couchman Harrington Associates, the leading sports business law specialists, have rounded off another highly successful year in the football transfer market, acting in a number of the major transfers and contract re-negotiations of the summer transfer window
Soccer - 10 Sep 2007
In the football transfer window that has just passed, several Premiership and other football clubs turned to Hammonds' Sports Law Group to advise them on a wide range of issues relating to their players.
Soccer - 23 Oct 2006
UEFA has today fully endorsed, and repeated its commitment to, the finalised Independent European Sport Review (Independent Review) at its launch today at a meeting of 49 European Sports Ministers in Moscow.
Soccer - 18 Sep 2006
The FIFA Executive Committee today (15 September 2006) approved the revised FIFA Code of Ethics and appointed Lord Sebastian Coe (England) as chairman of the new Ethics Committee.
Soccer - 08 Sep 2006
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and UEFA are to co-host a one-day conference in Strasbourg, on Friday 29 September, focusing on sport and politics in Europe.
Soccer - 07 Sep 2006
The Professional Football Committee met in Nyon, Switzerland, yesterday to discuss various issues of importance to professional football in Europe.
Soccer - 01 Sep 2006
The UEFA Referees Committee, together with the Elite and Premier referees, have discussed various current refereeing issues at their annual gathering in Nyon on Wednesday 30 August.
Soccer - 25 Aug 2006
FC Augsburg’s pool of sponsors just keeps growing: The second-league team now has another exclusive partner, the financial services provider Deutscher Atlas Finanzdienstleistungen AG.
Soccer - 30 Jun 2006
After carefully analysing the documents and statements provided by The Football Association in relation to an alleged breach of club ownership rules by English club Arsenal FC and Belgian club VZW KSK Beveren, FIFA confirmed today (29 June) that there is no evidence or indication of any infringement of the relevant regulations.
Soccer - 26 Jun 2006
The legal proceedings relating to the incidents during the decisive World Cup qualifying match between Turkey and Switzerland in Istanbul on 16 November have been closed.
Soccer - 23 Jun 2006
With the Fifa World Cup reaching the half-way point, where can you go for the inside track on the crucial commercial information that lies behind the daily flood of reports, commentary, profiles, previews and post mortems on the matches of the world’s most lucrative sports event?<BR>
Soccer - 19 Jun 2006
FIFA Executive Committee member Ismail Bhamjee (Botswana) confirmed today in a written statement that he has sold 2006 FIFA World Cup tickets for triple the amount of the face value.
Soccer - 13 Jun 2006
Certain allegations have been aired in the BBC’s Panorama programme that FIFA and its President take exception to, which does not mean that any of the other points raised are acceptable to FIFA or true.
Soccer - 12 Jun 2006
9 June 2006: Couchman Harrington Associates, the leading sports business law specialists, have successfully advised SFX Sports Group (Europe) Limited and Andriy Shevchenko, on the player’s recent high profile transfer from AC Milan to Chelsea FC.
Soccer - 08 Jun 2006
With approximately 20,000 doping tests conducted per year, no other sport is as active in this area as football.
Soccer - 17 May 2006
According to the decision passed by the Commercial Court in Charleroi on 15 May 2006, the G-14 grouping has no valid claim to make against FIFA and its rule on releasing players on behalf of the G-14’s members.
Soccer - 12 May 2006
UEFA today announced a major victory in the High Court in the UK over the illegal streaming of UEFA Champions League matches via the internet.
Soccer - 12 May 2006
FIFA has withdrawn its request for an injunction to prohibit the publication and distribution in Switzerland of Andrew Jennings’ book, Foul!.
Soccer - 10 Mar 2006
Two very positive meetings took place today, 9 March 2006, at FIFA House in Zurich, with a FIFA delegation headed by the FIFA President receiving governmental and football representatives from Poland and Ethiopia to discuss matters related to the football associations of the two countries.
Soccer - 13 Feb 2006
Since the disciplinary proceedings against the Turkish football association and certain players and officials of both teams after the World Cup qualifier between Turkey and Switzerland in Istanbul on 16 November 2005, FIFA has been accused of excluding the Turkish national coach, Fatih Termin, from the investigations.
Soccer - 10 Feb 2006
Leading niche sports business law firm, Couchman Harrington Associates, had a busy start to the year acting for players and advising agents in the recent January transfer window.
Soccer - 16 Jan 2006
Auditing and consulting firm Ernst & Young (Switzerland) will serve as independent external auditors to monitor and evaluate the overall ticketing project for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ after their appointment was confirmed by the Ticketing Sub-Committee, comprising representatives of FIFA and the German local organising committee, on 9 January.
Soccer - 12 Jan 2006
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee will meet at FIFA headquarters in Zurich on Monday, 6 February and Tuesday, 7 February 2006 to discuss the incidents that occurred in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ preliminary competition match between Turkey and Switzerland in Istanbul on 16 November 2005.
Soccer - 01 Apr 2005
Earlier this season, the Southern Football League imposed a 15-point penalty on Dunstable Town FC for allegedly fielding unregistered players.
Soccer - 20 Dec 2004
At its end-of-year meeting in Zurich on 18-19 December 2004 under the chairmanship of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee ratified the revised Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players.
Soccer - 16 Dec 2004
FIFA is opening the invitation to tender for European media rights as of Monday, 20 December 2004 onwards. The public tender comprises the media rights for TV and radio transmissions of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. The mobile broadcast rights will be tendered at a later stage, with the timelines yet to be defined.
Soccer - 14 Dec 2004
The pamphlets and application forms for the 6th International Master's in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, now officially called 'The FIFA Master's' (see logo) to reflect ever stronger support from FIFA for this successful and unique postgraduate course, are now available.
Soccer - 08 Dec 2004
At the invitation of the FIFA administration, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter welcomed today (7 December) in Zurich a high-level Nigerian delegation led by the Hon. Minister of Sports and Social Development Col. Musa Mohammed (Rtd.) and Nigerian Football Association (NFA) Chairman Ibrahim Galadima to discuss the current state of football in their country and reaffirm their collective desire to work together on solutions to the challenges facing the beautiful game in Nigeria.
Soccer - 22 Nov 2004
The Premier League and The FA today welcomed the swift action taken by Blackburn Rovers in launching an investigation into a reported instance of racist abuse aimed at Birmingham City’s Dwight Yorke at Ewood Park yesterday.
Soccer - 19 Nov 2004
FIFA and the International Center for Sports Studies in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) signed an agreement in Zurich today to prolong a partnership that already dates back ten years. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the original mastermind behind the CIES initiative, CIES President Jean-Louis Juvet and CIES Director Denis Oswald signed the document at a ceremony also attended by FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi and other members of the CIES foundation board.
Soccer - 19 Nov 2004
Football League Chairman Sir Brian Mawhinney has clarified The League’s position with regard to the forthcoming structural review of the Football Association.
Soccer - 11 Oct 2004
Zurich, 8 October 2004 - As of today, the Invitation to Tender Documents for interested parties in the sports goods industry can be obtained from FIFA.
Soccer - 06 Oct 2004
Fines of CHF 10,000 each have been imposed on the associations of Italy and the Netherlands while France has been fined CHF 14,500 (France) for failing to adhere to FIFA’s basic stipulations - a suspension of six months plus a fine - in recent judgments of doping cases at their associations. They also received a warning that if they repeated the practice, harsher sanctions would be imposed in future. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee passed these decisions under the chair of Marcel Mathier (Switze
Soccer - 28 Sep 2004
As part of its commercial strategy, FIFA has elected to conduct a public tender for the broadcast and media rights to its flagship event, the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. As previously announced, FIFA will tender the rights on a regional basis. FIFA will begin with the European, Asian and Oceanian continents.
Soccer - 23 Sep 2004
Football League Chairman Sir Brian Mawhinney confirmed today that The League has issued High Court proceedings against Hammonds Solicitors (at the relevant time known as Edge Ellison), the legal advisors to The League during its contract negotiations with ITV Digital in 2000.
Soccer - 23 Sep 2004
We understand that the Football League has today issued proceedings against our firm in relation to the League's negotiation with ITV Digital in 2000.
Soccer - 20 Sep 2004
For the first time the Commission has published commitments in the Official Journal that it will declare binding under the new antitrust Regulation (EC) No 1/2003.
Soccer - 14 Sep 2004
After a mammoth legal dispute over six years and in more than six countries, FIFA has successfully obtained a court order forcing the former US network StarMedia and its successor, Cyclelogic, Inc., to immediately remove any websites using the domain names CopaMundial.com and CopaDoMundo.com. Furthermore, those domain names, including their corresponding trademark registrations and applications in twenty countries, were ordered to be transferred to FIFA. StarMedia’s use of the domain names inv
Soccer - 08 Sep 2004
As a key component of its commercial strategy for the 2007-2014 period, FIFA has elected to conduct a public tender for the right to supply FIFA and its flagship event - the FIFA World Cup™ - with the essential football equipment it needs to stage its wide range of tournaments, including the official match balls and the referee uniforms.
Soccer - 23 Aug 2004
The Premier League today announced a series of key measures to ensure the highest standards of governance are maintained and improved by its member clubs.
Soccer - 12 Aug 2004
The Champions League qualifying match between SL Benfica and RSC Anderlecht took place on Tuesday night in Lisbon. Many broadcasters have acquired the television rights to this match, but they had to face a black screen for nearly the whole match.
Soccer - 11 Aug 2004
Multiplex has noted unattributed speculation in the media regarding substantial cost and time delays on the Wembley stadium project. Such speculation is untrue.