Reevaldo: fallout from the defamation saga
What happens when a footballer has a falling out with his club?
Where does the dispute get heard - domestically or internationally? Does it matter if the player involved is a foreign/international player?
What issues are involved? When would a player have grounds to terminate his contract, and what are the consequences for doing so? What would a new club need to consider when signing such a player?
As part of our ongoing project following the career of promising young Brazilian striker, Reevaldo, we've attempted to answer these questions in a two-part series, revolving around the ramifications of a false news story which lead to a fallout between Reevaldo and Paddington's manager.
You can find links to both parts of our series here.
The sports team at Mills & Reeve has successfully acted for numerous footballers and clubs in breach of contract cases. If you require any assistance in this area, please do not hesitate to contact Tiran Gunawardena.