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Sports law

VDE LEGAL has acquired recognised expertise in sports law. Our lawyers regularly assist public authorities, sports federations and clubs, players’ agents and professional and amateur sportsmen and women, in the context of legal consultations or disputes relating to sports law.

Our areas of expertise

Our field of action in sports law extends to European law, international law, state aid, professional training, tax law (direct and indirect taxes), intellectual property rights (sportspersons’ image rights, audiovisual rights, internet), employment law, company law, association law (clubs, national or international federations), mergers and acquisitions (commercial companies or associations), infrastructure financing, insurance and liability, contract law and sponsorship.
Our clients are private or public law entities. Sportsmen, associations or commercial companies.

Useful links

Legal information sites
http://www.moniteur.be/: contains all Belgian legislation
http://www.sportenrecht.be/: website of the legal journal Sport&Recht
http://www.fiscalnet.be/: legal site on Belgian tax law
http://www.footbel.com/content/veiligheid/tabelfr/index_fr.asp: official website of the Royal Belgian Football Association, contains a directory of safety legislation
http://www.sportgericht.de/: German website on sports law
http://www.unilim.fr/cdes/: National Centre for Sports Law and Economics in France
http://www.editions-legislatives.fr/aj/une/droit_du_sport.html: French legal information site on sports law
http://www.rajf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=54: Revue d’actualité juridique française (contains doctrine and case law on sports law)

Public authorities
http://www.belgium.fgov.be/: website of the Belgian federal government
http://www.droitdusport.be/www.cfwb.be: site of the French Community
http://www.droitdusport.be/www.wallonie.org: site of the Walloon Region
http://www.droitdusport.be/www.brussel.irisnet.be: website of the Brussels-Capital Region
http://www.droitdusport.be/europa.eu.int: website of the European Union
http://www.dopinglijn.be/: website of the Flemish Region on doping

General information sites on sport
http://www.infosport.be/: site of the Association interfédérale du sport francophone
www.sportlink.be: website of the Vlaamse Sportfederatie
http://www.sport.be/: information site on sport in general
http://www.sportwereld.be/: information site on sport in general

Other interesting sites
http://www.ulb.ac.be/soco/cevipol/: Centre for the Study of Political Life of the Free University of Brussels
http://www.infosport.be/: Official site of the Association Interfédérale du Sport Francophone – Infosport
editions.larcier.com/livre/?GCOI=28044100451820 : EDITIONS LARCIER