Case Report

Stade Rennais F.C. v Sports Invest Ltd [2020-]

Date: 03/01/2020

Luka Krsljanin acts for the French Ligue One Football Club Stade Rennais, owned and controlled by the well-known Pinault family, the owners of such world-famous companies as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. Stade Rennais are alleged to have induced a breach of contract by ‘poaching’ a high-profile agent/manager from Sports Invest, an English-based football agency, to serve as their Director of Football. Complex disclosure issues are concerned, in particular with regard to the limits of privilege under French Law.