Activity Areas | Sports Law
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As Miran Legal, we think that specializing and acquiring meritable information makes a difference in today's world. Hence, we provide services in areas where we have adequate experience and expertise to make a difference.

Sports law is a unique branch of law consisting of rules regulating the relations between sportspersons, clubs, sports team owner companies, national and international federations, the relevant institutions of the International Olympic Committee and states regarding sports activities and events in coordination with various branches of law, taking into account the freedom of sports.
Sports disputes, on the other hand, may arise from commercial relations (sponsorship relations, etc.), as well as from disciplinary penalties given by sports organizations, commercial contracts with the clubs, and conflicts with workers employed by organizations.

One of the most important features of the Sports Law is that it is qualified as having an international nature. Therefore, the rules and concepts comprising the sports law is global. Due to the international nature of the Sports Law, the follow-up of the international legislation, new rules and regulations also constitute great importance. However, sports law also contains elements of other branches of law, and only having expertise in sports law will not be sufficient for the resolution of disputes.

Arbitration is the most extensively used method in the resolution of disputes in sports law, both in national and international terms. The Arbitration Board run by the General Directorate of Sports, the Arbitration Board under the Turkish Football Federation and the Dispute Resolution Board are the national sports arbitration authorities.  Whereas the main arbitration authority in international sports arbitration is CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).

Considering its economic share and the interest of the society in our country, the most common sports law disputes are observed to arise in the field of football.

We, as Miran Legal, provide the following legal services to our local and foreign clients in the field of Sports Law and support them in all relevant legal processes. These services are particularly as follows:

  • Providing legal consultancy to sportspersons in their license obtaining and transfer processes,
  • Drawing up professional sportsperson contracts
  • Carrying out work, residence permit and citizenship application procedures for foreign sportspersons,
  • Conducting the required legal processes for the annulment of the penalties on deprivation of rights,
  • Representation of sportspersons or sports clubs before the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), UEFA, FIFA authorities, other arbitration and disciplinary committees,
  • Carrying out the litigation and enforcement processes for the collection of the rights and receivables of the sportspersons from the clubs,
  • Rendering legal services in the protection of the personal rights of professional sportspersons,
  • Drawing up sponsorship agreements,
  • Drawing up manager contracts,
  • Providing legal advice to clubs,
  • Drawing up the master contracts of sports clubs.