Specializing in Canadian & International Sport Law, Sport Governance, International Commercial Law & Human Rights
We believe in representing and defending athletes.
We offer, inter alia the following services:
Advising and negotiating athletes contracts with various sport organisations or teams;
Representing clients in sport resolutions forums, in sport arbitration tribunals as well as in standard courts;
Representing our clients in doping cases;
Negotiating sponsorship agreements, naming & image rights, etc.
Drafting of legal documents related to the Sport Industry in French or English;
Establishing sport business or association's legal entities;
Drafting & negotiating Shareholders agreements, bylaws, etc.;
Handling anti-trust issues in the sport industry;
Monitoring, reporting & defending clients against human rights abuses in the sport industry.
The sport industry, locally in Canada but also on a global level is in a very bad shape. We believe in stronger governance leaderships by sport organisations not only on paper but also in the field.
Governance should absolutely rhyme with the following characteristics
Competent board members & organisation leaders for the intended purposes ;
NO conflicts of interests = thus severe monitoring & actions against any real or potential conflicts of Interests;
In order to achieve such governance achievements we offer the following services:
Good governance Audits for sports federations, associations, teams, leagues, etc.
Drafting or revising by-laws, policies, codes, procedures relating to governance issues;
Investigating of any abuses (human rights, sexual, etc) reported to a sport organisation;
Train effectively the board of directors, officers & the staff in issues related to good gouvernance leadership;
We strongly believe in defending athletes' basic Human Rights. Sports organisations are NOT above the law.
Thus we offer the following services:
Representing Athletes, coaches & other staff victims of harassements, sexual or other abuses, discriminations (gender, race, nationality, hormonal reality, age, pregnancy, political views, nationality, learning disabilities);
Drafting and monitoring corporate codes or policies regarding Human Rights, harassements, discriminations;
Training leaders, management and staff in regards of applicable human rights in the organisation, team or league;
Defending athletes in their image rights, IP, liberty of opinions and expressions, dress codes, etc;
Defending athletes fundamental rights and equity in dispute resolutions processes or arbitrations, by insuring the strict observance of 'Audi alteram partem' and 'Nemo judex in causa sua' natural justice principales. Thus we believe that an Athlete has the fundamental right to be heard by a competent panel or arbitrator from his jurisdiction and in his or hers official language.
Drafting and negotiating contrats and other legal documentations in a civil jurisdiction or under Common Law principles;
Incorporation and organisation of legal enterprises;
OUR ATTORNEYS & EXPERTS CONSULTANTS
AMELIA S. FOUQUES
4028 Wellington st. suite 204,
Province of Quebec, Canada