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Legal services for football coaches

The existing FIFA Regulations do not offer the same framework to Coaches as to Players. However, we have a very strong track record of representation of Coaches in dispute resolutions specifically related to contractual issues and contract enforcement.

Dodo Sormani

I have used the services and advice of Paolo and the staff at Lombardi Associates for a number of years.  They have worked on my behalf in proceedings at FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport and assisted me with employment contracts.  They have always achieved great results for me and I am pleased to know that I can call upon them in the future when I need any assistance.  I would definitely recommend them to others working in the football industry.

Dodo Sormani

Coach / Manager



Dispute resolution, transfer negotiation, transfer contracts


Legal representation, dispute resolution, disciplinary and doping


Dispute resolution, representation, contract enforcement


Representation agreements, employment contracts, contract enforcement

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Regulatory issues for investors, access to international networks


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The Impact of Financial Fair Play on the Transfer Market

The January transfer window is open and while many fans are hopeful of arrivals, Financial Fair Play is mentioned daily as a reason why a number of clubs must first look to sell. In October last year, our Director, Philippa Lombardi, analysed the impact of Financial Fair Play on the transfer market in an article for Football Legal.

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