Professional services for
football clubs

Tax advice

Thanks to the experience gained working with football clubs in the management of their tax obligations, Plusoccer® offers careful and specific tax advice, able to fully take into account the peculiarities of the sector.

In particular, Plusoccer®️ provides tax assistance and advice in relation to:

  • transfers of players, their employment contracts and their relationships with sports agents;
  • participation in national and international sports competitions;
  • the promotion and organization of initiatives and events abroad for branding purposes;
  • business and financial relations with non-resident companies and individuals.

Plusoccer®️ also provides advice and assistance on licensing and regulatory compliance, as well as accounting and tax due diligence in the context of M&A operations.

Thanks to the experience gained working with football clubs in the management of their tax obligations, Plusoccer®️ offers careful and specific tax advice, able to fully take into account the peculiarities of the sector.

In particular, Plusoccer®️ provides tax assistance and advice in relation to:

  • transfers of players, their employment contracts and their relationships with sports agents;
  • participation in national and international sports competitions;
  • the promotion and organization of initiatives and events abroad for branding purposes;
  • business and financial relations with non-resident companies and individuals.

Plusoccer®️ also provides advice and assistance on licensing and regulatory compliance, as well as accounting and tax due diligence in the context of M&A operations.

Contract advice

Plusoccer®️ assists football clubs in the drafting of sports contracts in order to both integrate the standard forms provided by the relevant League on a case-by-case basis and to draw up contracts for which there are no standard forms.

Special focus is put on the formalisation of contractual relationships with Italian and foreign sports agents, as well as with the companies through which they often operate, ensuring appropriate checks on the information and documentation provided by them.

Plusoccer®️ assists football clubs in the drafting of sports contracts in order to both integrate the standard forms provided by the relevant League on a case-by-case basis and to draw up contracts for which there are no standard forms.

Special focus is put on the formalisation of contractual relationships with Italian and foreign sports agents, as well as with the companies through which they often operate, ensuring appropriate checks on the information and documentation provided by them.

Regulatory advice

Plusoccer®️ provides legal advice on the interpretation of the main regulatory rules applicable in the FIGC area (NOIF, regulations, codes of justice, official statements), which are undergoing a constant updating process.

Tax dispute defence

Football clubs have often been counterparty of the Tax Administration in disputes regarding the correct application of tax rules, especially with reference to the business and financial relationships connected with the transfer of players and participation in sports events.
The claims have often involved clubs in their role as withholding agents and the qualification and enhancement of fringe benefits in favour of professional football players, as well as the qualification of fees paid to non-resident sports agents.

Aware of the possible economic and other consequences of such events, Plusoccer®️ provides professional football clubs with concrete aid in the management of possible disputes that may arise with the Tax Administration, both in the extrajudicial and judicial phases, thanks to the considerable experience gained by its professionals in tax dispute before tax courts and the Court of Cassation, as well as before the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Football clubs have often been counterparty of the Tax Administration in disputes regarding the correct application of tax rules, especially with reference to the business and financial relationships connected with the transfer of players and participation in sports events.
The claims have often involved clubs in their role as withholding agents and the qualification and enhancement of fringe benefits in favour of professional football players, as well as the qualification of fees paid to non-resident sports agents.

Aware of the possible economic and other consequences of such events, Plusoccer®️ provides professional football clubs with concrete aid in the management of possible disputes that may arise with the Tax Administration, both in the extrajudicial and judicial phases, thanks to the considerable experience gained by its professionals in tax dispute before tax courts and the Court of Cassation, as well as before the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Civil and disciplinary defence

Plusoccer®️ offers protection to the rights deriving from contracts, agreed and performed with other clubs, players and sports agents, in domestic and international jurisdictional proceedings, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.

We also offer clubs and their members defense against any disciplinary actions arisen by investigative Sports Justice bodies.