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'Introducing new buyers of clubs' - What Newcastle lawyer Nick De Marco told webinar about agents

Nick De Marco believes that working with agents has helped him become an established football practitioner – which ultimately led to QC representing Newcastle United in their dispute with the Premier League.

Mike Ashley has hired De Marco and Shaheed Fatima to deliver a result after the Magpies opened arbitration proceedings against the Premier League after a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium withdrew their offer to buy the club last summer.

Newcastle are pushing for “a fair, complete and timely hearing” and just last week De Marco met with club officials in the Emirates ahead of the Black and Whites FA Cup game against Arsenal.

De Marco has since spoken at a webinar hosted by the Tashkent International Arbitration Center and Arab and international arbitrators, titled “The Future of Sports Arbitration in Asia”.

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De Marco spoke not only about life in Lockdown – the QC has only attended one hearing in person since March – but also about his work with soccer agents.

“I think a big part of me that was able to establish myself as a football practitioner was down to my previous connections with agents,” he said.

“I now work for most of the agents in the UK and even Europe. They are a very good source of work if you can get some work from the agents because they do anything for the footballer.”

“The soccer player will never appoint an attorney. The agent will appoint an attorney for the player.”

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“The agent will of course handle all other negotiations for the player, and the agent will often have his own job to sue his commission.

“They are constantly bringing people into clubs and club owners, and often they are bringing in new football club buyers into football clubs, which is definitely a very big part of the business for sports lawyers in England so they are good.” Source for tapping. ”

De Marco specializes in sports disputes and almost all of his cases, including Newcastle’s Premier League litigation, are in arbitration.

Trade disputes in sport make up half of De Marcos’ work while the other 50% is regulatory work.

De Marco, unlike most others in his field, regularly interacts with Newcastle followers on social media and it’s safe to say he enjoys this fall.

“Most of this regulatory stuff gets published, especially when it’s high profile,” added De Marco.

“As an exercise practitioner, you often prefer to do the regulatory work sometimes – however it pays off – versus doing commercial work because you at least get a good profile of what is also important in that area.”