Sports Law

SB Advocates is proud to have established itself as a leading law firm offering assistance in sports related issues.

Cases in which SB Advocates have been involved range from numerous defences of football and waterpolo players before their respective disciplinary boards, to defence of Premier football clubs against accusations of corruption and the defence of two football coaches upon their dismissal from their posts as coaches of the Maltese national team.

Members of SB Advocates have also served as members and or secretaries on ad hoc boards composed by local national sport associations to investigate allegations of corruption and/or match-fixing.

Furthermore, SB Advocates has assisted various sportspersons in concluding employment contracts and/or service contracts with either clubs or associations.

SB Advocates has for several years acted as legal counsel to the local sports writers association, whereas, Dr Ian Spiteri Bailey was, during his University student days, a local sports journalist.

Press Reports

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120209/sport/former-national-coaches-call-on-mfa-to-honour-agreement.406080

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090915/sport/marsaxlokks-rights-compromised-during-mfa-trial-lawyer-says.273409

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120210/football/Suspension-wrongful-and-illicit-says-coaches-lawyer.406148

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090822/local/football-club-claims-policeman-tried-to-force-admission-of-bribery-charge.270365

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120126/football/former-malta-coaches-seek-payment.404019