The sports team operate from the firm’s London, Paris and Madrid offices. The team regularly work with FA intermediaries, English Premier League players, top level managers and leading European clubs in relation to contentious and non-contentious issues, players’ contracts, transfers and disciplinary matters.
We have extensive experience in dealing with the detailed negotiations necessary in player transfers and playing contract renegotiations at the very highest level.
We were previously FA Registered Lawyers prior to FIFA’s Intermediaries regulations commencing April 2015 and have therefore had experience providing the services of an agent to players, managers and clubs in England.
Our multi-disciplinary sports team have the ability and a proven track record of successfully negotiating deals and litigating problems for our clients.
We bring a focused understanding of the business element of football to our clients. We put practical solutions into place whenever required. We also advise on media relations and have close contacts with crisis management and media handling companies.
The team regularly undertake the following services to intermediaries, clubs, players and managers:
Thomas Cooper have been instructed by a medical professional who was dismissed by a well-known football club. The case is a race discrimination claim with potential very substantial compensation at stake.
Thomas Cooper have been instructed by a rugby player in an alleged case of drug misuse. The case is against the Rugby Football Union.
Thomas Cooper instructed in high-profile FIFA dispute