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Premier League: Five legal arguments from the Prime Minister to stop Newcastle and five possible consequences

Premier League: Five legal arguments from the Prime Minister to stop Newcastle and five possible consequences


10/21/2021 –

seu buy Newcastle He was about to bring in almost daily news from the North England club that was something that wasn’t on the list United kingdom. It was already known Steve Bruce In recent days, a new agreement has emerged that may have unprecedented consequences.

clubs Premier League An emergency meeting was held where they agreed on a policy Preventing Saudi owners from signing lucrative endorsement deals. 18 votes in favor to abstain Manchester City and Newcastle, clear against. The Newcastle He claims this suspension of sponsorship is anti-competitive.

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The context in which Kyanat argued leading Is that the clubs want to implement preventive measures that prevent the conclusion of agreements with companies linked to Saudi Arabia or guarantee payment of the fair market value. The truth is that the rule will be in effect for the next month, and will apply to all 20 clubs. Many of them want it to be applied permanently. This novelty means that a work group It consists of a representative sample of clubs, to check what changes (if any) need to be made.

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What are the legal arguments for this initiative? can Premier League Intervention to stop a new foreign purchase from the UK? Tony Rocca He is a lawyer and manager Institute of Sports Law, The Postgraduate Degree in Sports Law was established in 2019 with an impact in the sector. Roca, who is an expert on this necessary to understand the problem, lists in five legal arguments that will support the new measure that the 18 Premier League clubs want to implement:

  1. The Premier League It occupies a dominant position in the relevant markets and its associated clubs occupy a position of collective dominance. Enjoy the influence and power of these entities a lobby Key across Europe.
  2. In its dominant position, the Premier League You have a special responsibility to exercise your powers as a gatekeeper in a fair, objective and non-discriminatory manner and, in particular, not to exercise those powers for a covert commercial reason.
  3. Regardless of its dominant position, the practice of leading In your power, under the regulations, by limiting the management of new investments, you can Restricting competition between clubs.
  4. who – which The Premier League does not apply the rules in a fair, objective and non-discriminatory manner and/or using their powers for the improper purpose of promoting their power Commercial interests and/or the interests of its business partners and/or some PL . member clubs in a way that is detrimental to competition and consumers.
  5. The fact of preventing and/or delaying the management of investments may be Distort and/or restrict competition between PL . clubs, which can cause losses and damages.
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Serious consequences

This context will have historical consequences for a benchmark competition in the world of football. Tony Rocca He explains, also in five steps, the hegemonic effect that a new regulation can have Premier League wants to move forward:

  1. Violation of UK competition regulations.
  2. Importance of repair FFP (Financial Fair Play Regulations). Reform of economic oversight and football financing is back on the agenda UEFA, and specifically with the idea that welfare taxes replace the break-even point. This is the conflict between Bayern (stricter) and Paris Saint-Germain (more lenient) in ECA (The ECA, It is the organization responsible for granting and issuing accreditations in the country, which helps to improve the quality and productivity of companies and institutions in their products, goods and services. Thus, allowing the legitimate objectives of the state to be achieved.
  3. Dispute procedures in premier league, To avoid disagreement. If things escalate, the new owners will likely follow the lead of the previous owner of Newcastle (Mike Ashley) The arbitration commenced with three independent arbitrators appointed to resolve the dispute.
  4. Club concern. to clubs The Premier is concerned that Newcastle “Play” the tie system through business revenue by amplifying endorsements, giving them more room to spend.
  5. It is expected that stricter regulations on related party agreements will be introduced as soon as possible and/or a broader structural discussion on whether leading You should follow luxury tax reforms in UEFA.
  6. It’s important Premier League y UEFA Adoption of the new football work regulation. Adding to this context is the fan-led review of football governance and the clear potential for an independent regulator. This body may supervise these matters relating to the oversight of Costs, FFP and luxuries taxes.