The Football Transfer Market Uncovered: an insider’s perspective of how things work in football

A seminar as part of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series

Given by: Jonny Madill and Daniel Geey, Sports Lawyers at Sheridans

The Black Suite
The British Medical Association (BMA) House
Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9JP

Monday 22nd February 2016 at 6pm

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Attendance at the event is free but you need TO REGISTER.

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In this seminar, sports lawyers Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill give an insider’s perspective on the operation of the football transfer window, including an in-depth discussion of some of the key legal, regulatory and practical issues:

    • Pros and cons
    • The deal
    • The FIFPro challenge
    • How involved is the agent in advising players on financial and commercial issues?
    • How involved is the lawyer in advising players on drafting and negotiating agency agreements, employment contracts, image rights deals and assisting with registration and clearances?
    • Implications of the new Intermediary Regulations
    • Buy-out and release clauses
    • Performance-related pay
    • Competing interests of the parties
    • Image rights & work permits
    • Third Party Investment
    • Data Analytics


Daniel Geey is a partner in the Sports Group at Sheridans, and advises clients on regulatory, dispute resolution, competition law, commercial and broadcasting issues across the football industry as well as a range of other sports. He has been described as having “a wealth of knowledge and contacts within the professional football industry“. Daniel is also recommended in the most recent global Who’s Who Sports Lawyer rankings. He is an accomplished speaker and writer, and has lectured at a number of European universities on a variety of sports law issues. He provides comment and analysis for media outlets such as Sky, BT Sport, ITV, the BBC, CNN, the Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Independent, Bloomberg, TV2, TalkSport and FCBusiness. Daniel is also Chairman of Football Aid, and sits on the Editorial Board for LawinSport.

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Jonny Madill is a lawyer in the Sports Group at Sheridans, and advises clients across the sports sector on regulatory, dispute resolution, commercial, broadcasting and technology issues, including a number of football clients. He specialises in digital sport and regularly advises on a range of issues relating to sports data. Jonny regularly writes for sports law publications such as LawInSport.

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Daniel’s and Jonny’s practice focuses on helping clients across the sports sector, including rights holders, leagues, governing bodies, associations, clubs, agencies, athletes, technology and eSports companies, and broadcasters.

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Contact Details

Seminar Series Details

For further details on this seminar series contact:

Sean Hamil
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street

Tel: 020-7631 6759


Twitter: @Birkbecksport

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