An agency that places the player's interests above everything else.

We work with each of our players in an individual manner. Our players are not just clients, they are friends who trust us with their business. We are proud of our legal skills, doing all the paperwork for the player so that he can focus on playing football.

We have extensive experience in the international transfer market. We find the best options for our players and fully accompany them before signing a contract with a new club.

We take players under our care and help them in all their legal matters. Whatever happens, we are on the player's side, always supporting his position and achieving the desired outcome. We represent the interests of players in FIFA and CAS.

If a player has decided to change his club, we are doing everything to make this happen. We promote the player and find suitable options in the international market, draw up a contract on favorable terms and accompany his signing legally.

We are very strong in sports law. We fully control the paperwork of all our players, and if it comes to court, we win most of our cases.

News

Our players

People who trust us in everything outside the pitch

Transfers

Actions speak louder than words

Maksim Maksimov

Maksim Maksimov

from Rīgas FS to Torpedo

Dzhelil Asani

Dzhelil Asani

from Mladost to SKA

Milan Savic

Milan Savic

from Balzan FC to Rīgas FS

Srdjan Dimitrov

Srdjan Dimitrov

from Birkirkara FC to Rīgas FS

Maksim Maksimov

Maksim Maksimov

from Vardar to Rīgas FS

Darko Lemajić

Darko Lemajić

from FC Riga to Rīgas FS

Mario Maslać

Mario Maslać

from Irtysh Pavlodar to FC Riga

Goce Sedloski

Goce Sedloski

from Vardar to FC Riga

Mario Maslać

Mario Maslać

from FC Riga to Paphos

Daniil Sizko

Daniil Sizko

from Zvezda SPb to Rīgas FS

Artem Osipov

Artem Osipov

from Skonto to Liepaja

Artem Osipov

Artem Osipov

from Liepaja to Jonava

Artem Osipov

Artem Osipov

from Jonava to FK Jelgava

Aleksandar Kovacevic

Aleksandar Kovacevic

from Crvena Zvezda to Lechia Gdańsk

Zurab Tsiskaridze

Zurab Tsiskaridze

from Scorpions to FC Teplice

Maksim Maksimov

Maksim Maksimov

from Trakai to Vardar

Aleksejs Saveljevs

Aleksejs Saveljevs

from Švyturys to Hellas Verona

Vladislavs Sorokins

Vladislavs Sorokins

from FK Jelgava to Rīgas FS

Darko Lemajić

Darko Lemajić

from Indija to FC Riga

Sports law

Player/Club Contracts and Transfers

Catenaccio advises on player/club contact issues. We represent clubs and players. We advise on issues in relation to:

  • All aspects of player contracts and associated documentation;
  • Standard playing contracts and team member agreements for leagues, teams and governing bodies;
  • Transfer arrangements both at a domestic and international level, including drafting transfer and loan documentation;
  • The negotiation and drafting of player contracts, including bonus structures and “buy-out” clauses;
  • Pre-contract and option arrangements;
  • Image Rights
  • International and domestic approach rules and general regulatory compliance;
  • Article 17 cases under the FIFA Regulations;
  • Third Party Ownership issues and compliance;
  • Training Compensation and Solidarity cases;
  • Issues under the Intermediary Regulations including the content of representation contracts, permissible remuneration structures and general compliance issues;
  • Compensation for out of contract players in England including representation before the Professional Football Compensation Committee; The international Movement of Minors under the FIFA Regulations; and
  • Managerial and ‘backroom’ staff appointments including negotiating and drafting service agreements, compromise agreements and disputes before the Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal.

Dispute Resolution

Catenaccio advises clients on disputes and their resolution, including before the following forums:

  • Sports’ governing body dispute resolution mechanisms including The FA, the Premier League, the National Football Leagues worldwide, UEFA, FIFA.
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport;
  • Sport Resolutions’ arbitration and mediation forums; and
  • The civil and criminal courts.
  • Disciplinary

Catenaccio advises on all types of disciplinary matters, including:

  • Disciplinary procedures and processes;
  • On and off field disciplinary matters; and
  • Representation before disciplinary panels, hearings and appeal hearings.

Individual Representation

Catenaccio has extensive experience of advising individuals working in sport, the players and their agents/intermediaries in relation to:

  • Playing contracts;
  • Service Agreements;
  • Image Rights
  • Defamation;
  • Media & Crisis management; and
  • Criminal matters and civil disputes.

Services

Identifying club weak points

BaseProPremium
Squad analysisQuick squad analysisComprehensive squad analysis, analysis of player relevance for the market and injury proneness
Weak pointsIdentifying two weak points;
Comparison with one player from the agent portfolio
Identifying two weak points;
Comparison with all relevant player from the agent portfolio
Identifying a model player that would make the team strong in its weak points;
Selection of players for the team's weak points
Analysis of tactics and statistical data for the last season
Analysis of the typology of the created and conceded moments
Distribution of minutes played per position
Video analysis of the team play (build-up, midfield trends, finishing)

Player overview

BasePremium
Basic player statistics, his career history
Selection of match reports for last season
Subscribe to match reports for the season on the selected parameters
Identifying player's strengths and a video overview on him
Player level in relation to his leagueBasic comparisonComparison by player's strengths

Transfer recommendation

Analysis for any leagueAnalysis for a macroregion
(Western/Eastern Europe)
Analysis for Asian market
Detailed player description, statistics, history, career and strengths / weaknesses
Style analysis of the teams (tactics, tempo, philosophy)
Selection of 3 teams most suitable for the player + detailed analysis and identification of advantages in comparison with competitors from these teams
A selection of 20 clubs suitable for the player (cost, salary, transfer history)
Comparing the player with all the players of the league in his position
Estimation of transfer probabilityTo every club of the leagueTo every of 20 best matches

Services

Identifying club weak points

Base

  • Quick squad analysis
  • Identifying two weak points
  • Comparison with one player from the agent portfolio
  • Analysis of tactics and statistical data for the last season

Pro

  • Comprehensive squad analysis, analysis of player relevance for the market and injury proneness
  • Identifying two weak points
  • Comparison with all relevant player from the agent portfolio
  • Analysis of tactics and statistical data for the last season
  • Analysis of the typology of the created and conceded moments
  • Distribution of minutes played per position

Premium

  • Everything included in the Pro package
  • Video analysis of the team play (build-up, midfield trends, finishing)

Player overview

Base

  • Basic player statistics, his career history
  • Selection of match reports for last season
  • Basic comparison of the player level in relation to his league

Premium

  • Basic player statistics, his career history
  • Selection of match reports for last season
  • Subscribe to match reports for the season on the selected parameters
  • Identifying player's strengths and a video overview on him
  • Player level in relation to his league in relation to his strengths

Transfer recommendation

  • Detailed player description, statistics, history, career and strengths / weaknesses
  • Style analysis of the teams (tactics, tempo, philosophy)
  • Selection of 3 teams most suitable for the player + detailed analysis and identification of advantages in comparison with competitors from these teams

Analysis for any league

  • Comparing the player with all the players of the league in his position
  • Estimation of transfer probability to every club in the league

Analysis for a macroregion (Western/Eastern Europe) or the Asian market

  • A selection of 20 clubs suitable for the player (cost, salary, transfer history)
  • Estimation of transfer probability to each of the 20 selected clubs

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