Dr Erkut Sogut is a sports lawyer and also a sports agent. His agency consists of sports lawyers, agents, marketing experts and scouts from all over the world. Founder Dr Erkut Soeguet, known to many for negotiating the biggest contract in Premier League history, has spent over 20 years in the sports industry and now leads a team that helps our next generation of clients build their careers, businesses and brands on a global scale. His most famous client was former World Cup winner and world-class player Mesut Özil.
Following adoption by the FIFA Council in December 2022, the new FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) came into force on 9 January 2023 - although there will be a transition period before the requirement to use only licenced football agents and the cap on agent fees come into force on 1 October 2023 - an important step in creating a fairer and more transparent football transfer system - according to FIFA. The new regulations introduce basic service standards for football agents and their clients, including a mandatory licencing regime, a ban on multiple representation to avoid conflicts of interest, and the introduction of a cap on agent fees to strengthen contractual stability, protect the integrity of the transfer system, and achieve greater financial transparency. You can also take a closer look at the key issues and changes in the new rules.