Monday, 12 August 2013

Termination of A Contract of Employment in Football Law & 'Just Cause'


I have just finished advising on a dispute between a professional football player and a premier league club in a major European league. The dispute was settled between the parties, a few days before commencement of legal proceedings. In many ways, this dispute highlighted the lengths the parties to the dispute are prepared to follow, in order for them to achieve a pre-mature termination of the contract of employment.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Football Law & Financial Transparency: A Case Study

I promised, some time ago, that I will publish my findings on a wider research project that relates to the case of the football club of Rangers. The project has now been completed and as it is featured in a legal journal, it is currently going through the proofing stage by independent referees [including well respected practitioners and academics]. I am hoping that the findings will be published before the end of the year.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Self-Regulation in Football: Time for Re-Evaluation

Football administration in Europe is in crisis. Fans around Europe protest against the lack of transparency in the decision making process and against those who have been given the mandate to organise football in their country. 

The fans, who on many occasions sacrifice the very last penny they have to support their beloved club, have been let down. This has to stop. We must all be prepared for the imminent apocalypsis, regarding the dubious dealings of those who have chosen to ignore transparency and integrity, in the name of money and satisfaction of personal relationships. The truth must be told.

Dr Gregory Ioannidis
2 June 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Suspension of Greek Football: An Impending Reality

Self-regulation is the necessary aspect that characterises the existence of two of the most important sporting governing bodies in the world: FIFA & UEFA. Their particular insistence on protecting self-regulation has been misinterpreted by many commentators and stakeholders in Greece. As a result, Greek football is now fast approaching a word-wide embarrassment.