Football v. Football: A Comparison of Agent Regulation in France’s Ligue 1 and the NFL

The Pace Intellectual Property, Sports, & Entertainment Law Forum recently published its second annual publication.  There are a total of 11 articles in the most recent issue, including an article by Thomas A. Baker III, Darren A. Heitner, Jean Francois Broçard, and Kevin K. Byon titled, Football v. Football: A Comparison of Agent Regulation in France’s Ligue 1 and the National Football League.  The abstract is as follows:

Baker, Heitner, Broçard and Byon, in their article Football v. Football, analyze agent regulation in the NFL and compare it to how agents are regulated in France for Ligue 1. The article begins with a brief discussion on the concept of a sports agency that includes analysis of governmental regulation of agency in both the United States and in France. The article continues by exploring how agents are regulated in their representation of the NFL and Ligue 1 football players. Subsequently the article concludes with a discussion that includes suggestions concerning future agent regulation for both the NFL and Ligue 1.

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