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1 Second Annual FFW Sports Group Lunchtime Seminar

2 UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations Daniel Geey, Associate, Sports Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

3 Financial Time-bomb? What are the regulations? Loss making clubs UEFA Publication “The European Club Footballing Landscape” Deloitte Report Buy-in from UEFA affiliated clubs and leagues

4 Aiming for a Deflationary Effect Initial sanctions against clubs who do not fulfil the break-even requirement can be taken in time for the 2013/14 season Clubs to spend no more than they earn (with exceptions) Infrastructure investment permitted The Debt v Loss Debate

5 Breaking Even (ish)- Definitions Clubs do not have to break even until 2018 at the earliest Acceptable Deviation (Article 61) Monitoring Periods (Article 59) Exchange Rates (Article 60(3))

6 Break Even (ish) Revealed Acceptable Deviation Levels Monitorin g Period Number of Years Years Included in the calculation Acceptable Deviation (€m) T-2T-1T Equity investment Non-equity investment 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 233333233333 N/A 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014- 15 2015-16 2016-17 2012- 13 2013- 14 2014- 15 2015- 16 2016- 17 2017- 18 45 30 Less than 30 555555555555

7 Sanctions ‘Club Financial Control Panel’ and ‘Organs for Administration of Justice’ “the Club Financial Control Panel may refer the case to the Organs for Administration of Justice, which will take the appropriate measure(s) without delay in accordance with the procedure defined in the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for urgent cases.” (Article 63(4)) Early soft touch approach v threat of licence withdrawal

8 Talk Takeaways Sanctions in force by 2013-14 season Leeway for a transitional period A phased approach obviously beneficial for clubs Pure break-even not required until at least the 2018/19

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