All posts by: Daniel Geey

About the author
I am an associate in Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP’s Competition and EU Regulatory Law Group. First and foremost, I am a football fan. After completing my law degree with a dissertation on the Bosman ruling, I embarked on a Masters Degree in Competition Law and European Football Broadcasting Rights.
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My Top 2016 Blogs

December 31, 2016

Thank to everyone for reading my blogs this year. Based on my analytics numbers, these are my top five blogs. Thanks for reading and looking forward to writing more in 2017. 1. Understanding the transfer window.  2. What Brexit would mean to UK clubs. 3. Work Permits and the Foreigner Debate 4. The Fixture List: […]

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Football Player Boot Deals Explained

November 25, 2016

Here are five tips to understand how football player boot contracts with elite brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma, New Balance and Under Armour work in practice. The blog explains how deals are structured, what the players will be required to do and how such deals fit into all the other agreements that a player will […]

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Five Top Tips to Understand Football Image Rights Deals

October 26, 2016

1. What are Image Rights (IR) and why are they relevant to the football industry? From a variety of commercial deals I have advised on a player’s image can include a player’s name, nicknames, likeness, image, photograph, signature, autograph, initials, statements, endorsement, physical details, voice and other personal characteristics. The idea is that the above […]

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The Curious Case of Premier League Game 38: Accident or Design?

August 4, 2016

By Daniel Geey, Adam Lovatt and Omar Chaudhuri Introduction During an early morning coffee between two of the three authors of this blog (Daniel and Adam), Adam came up with a particularly interesting statement; he couldn’t remember the last time the opening game of a Premier League season involved two top 5 teams playing each […]

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The £180m+ Game: The Premier League Awaits…

May 20, 2016

Around this time, there are plenty of articles suggesting how much promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs is worth. It’s previously been labelled as the £120m+ game and  the most lucrative game in world football. The aim of this short blog is to set out what the winners of the Championship playoff game […]

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What would Brexit really mean for the Premier League?

April 12, 2016

By Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill In the run-up to the Brexit referendum, there have been a steadily increasing number of articles on the Brexit consequences for the Premier League. This blog sets out our high level thoughts on what we can expect to see down the track should Brexit occur and the consequences for […]

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The One-Stop Shop to Understand the Transfer Window

December 18, 2015

The below are links to a range of blogs I have written on the transfer window, player contracts and release clauses, work permit regulations, image rights, agents regulations , third party investment and how much it would cost to buy Lionel Messi! Enjoy! The Transfer Window Release and Buy-Out Clauses Work Permit Regulations Image Rights Agents […]

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The Foreigner Debate: The FA’s New Work Permit Regulations Explained

December 16, 2015

By Daniel Geey and Jonny Madill So what has happened? It was announced earlier this year that the Football Association (the FA) was changing its rules on non-EEA (European Economic Area) players playing in the UK after consultation with the Premier League, Football League, League Managers Association, Professional Footballers Association and Home Associations. The FA […]

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Image Rights in UK Football Explained

December 3, 2015

By Daniel Geey and Pete Hackleton in the Sports Group at Safferys Introduction In order to understand what image rights are, it’s probably best to understand where they fit into the wider football industry. Unsurprisingly, clubs have traditionally paid its players solely for playing football. This relationship is evolving. As commercial drivers push football into […]

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The Dan Leydon Interview

September 6, 2015

Have a read of my latest interview with fantastic football illustrator (and maker of the illustrations on this site) Dan Leydon. Where did the idea for Dan Leydon Illustration come from? Drawing and writing have always been second nature to me since I was able to do them. I studied Product Design in college and […]