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Legal services for football players

Players can face a multitude of issues relating to their employment as a football player. We can assist with a vast proportion of them, offering advice on employment contracts, endorsement contracts and we can assist in negotiations to maximise player benefits. We can also resolve problems relating to image rights, unpaid salaries, bonuses and other financial incentives owed by clubs or association.

In addition, we can assist on allegations of breach of contract, disciplinary and doping issues.

Sinisa Mihajlovic

I have worked with Paolo and his team for a number of years and they have worked tirelessly on my behalf and obtained excellent results for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

Siniša Mihajlović

Former Player, Coach



Dispute resolution, transfer negotiation, transfer contracts


Legal representation, dispute resolution, disciplinary and doping


Dispute resolution, representation, contract enforcement


Representation agreements, employment contracts, contract enforcement

Associations & Leagues

Expert advice on FIFA Regulations and UEFA Regulations


Regulatory issues for investors, access to international networks


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Lombardi Associates operates in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French. If you have a football or sports related dispute or issue, we can help you.  

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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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