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The Bosman Case: The End of the Transfer System?

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ISBN13: 9780421570108
ISBN: 0421570105
Published: June 1996
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book provides an analysis, supported by substantial primary source materials of a significant issue affecting the sports and leisure industry and rooted in contract and competition law. The judgment of the European Court of Justice on December 15, 1995 settled the European dimension of a fierce legal battle, waged by Jean Marc Bosman, a Belgian professional footballer to secure his freedom of labour.

The landmark decision will have extended ramifications and will be of international interest to sports lawyers and of practical interest to contract and competition practitioners.

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Sports Law
Part I:
The Bosman saga.
Importance of the case.
The facts.
The contract with RFC Liege.
The dispute.
The position adopted by the Belgian Football Association.
Summary of the arguments submitted by the BFA.
The transfer system from an economic perspective.
The opinion of Advocate General Carl Otto Lenz.
The ECJ decision.
Legal principles.
Part II:
Applicable legislation.
Part III:
Association and Federation Rules.
Part IV:
Case law.
Part V:
European Parliament.