The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Board of Governors approved last Saturday 16 December 2017 the PFF Regulations on Working with Intermediaries.
The aim of the Regulations is to seek a broader control over individuals who represents players and/or clubs in the negotiations of employment contracts and transfer agreement, and to ensure transparency between parties involved.
According to the Regulations, an intermediary is a natural or legal person who, for a fee or free of charge, represents players and/or clubs in negotiations with a view to concluding an employment contract or represents clubs in negotiations with a view to concluding a transfer agreement.
In light of the approval of the regulations, Philippines Football League players and clubs are entitled to engage the services of intermediaries when concluding a player contract and/or a transfer agreement.
PFL clubs are required to abide with the requirements in these regulations in accordance with the duties assigned to them by the Regulations and also act with due diligence to ensure intermediaries sign the relevant Intermediary Declaration and the representation contract concluded between parties involved.
Every intermediary who will conduct an intermediation activity for players and clubs in the Philippines must first register with the PFF. Upon approval of registration and payment of registration fee only can an Intermediary conduct his activities in the Philippines.
PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes hailed the approval of the regulations for Working with Intermediaries as it will help professionalize engagement of players or concluding transfers of players, whether local or foreign-based, by clubs. Additionally, the regulations will afford protection to both players and clubs
“The Regulations on Working with Intermediaries is another huge step in the ever changing landscape of Philippine football,” said Gastanes. “From hereon, players and clubs in the Philippines Football League can now be represented properly especially when dealing with player’s contracts and/or transfer activity.”
For the PFF Regulations on Working with Intermediaries, please see this link.