New FIFA Football Agent Regulations
by Dr. András Gurovits, Thomas Hochstrasser
On 9 January 2023, FIFA enacted the new FIFA Football Agents Regulations (“FFAR”). The new regulations are intended to implement minimum professional and ethical standards for the engagement of agents and to ensure a modern, fair, transparent and well-functioning football transfer system. The new regulations stipulate performance standards for agents, in particular a mandatory licensing system, the fundamental prohibition of multiple representations and the limitation or capping of agents’ fees. The new rules apply to all agency activities in the international football transfer business. The following is an overview of the most important changes.