A report in the media recently suggested that Raheem Sterling was to set up his own football agency. This article looks at whether that is possible and some alternative explanations.
Firstly, there is no obligation for a footballer to retain the services of an FA Registered Intermediary (commonly referred to as agents, which is the term utilised in this article), as the player is perfectly entitled to represent himself/herself to negotiate a contract with a club.
Bermans, commercial law firm in Liverpool and Manchester, is delighted to announce that it has promoted 6 individuals to more senior roles at the firm.
Andrew Henderson (left) joined Bermans in 1985 and has developed an expertise in asset finance litigation. He has been made a Partner and joins Alex Chapman, David Gledhill and Jonathan Berkson as partners in the specialist Asset Based Lending team that is ranked in the Legal 500 London Asset Finance Lending rankings.
He deals with matters such as fraud, freezing orders, title claims, delivery up claims, guarantee/indemnity claims, shortfalls and general debt recovery for a wide range of asset based lenders.
David Keenan, (photograph below) a highly respected and experienced practitioner within sport, has joined Bermans as a solicitor in their Sport & Entertainment team.
David, who will be based in Bermans Liverpool office, qualified in 2012 and is recommended in Legal500 2021 as a “Rising Star” within sports law.