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Can Yeginsu

Sports Law

Can is developing a sports law practice, particularly in the area of football where he advises players, agents and clubs in the context of arbitrations under Rule K of the Rules of the Football Association. Can frequently advises on issues (and acts in disputes) arising out of representation contracts between footballers and their agents.

Can was instructed with Patrick Lawrence QC by the owner of Native Khan, a leading runner in the Epsom Derby, to seek an interim injunction against the 3-times derby-winning jockey, Kieren Fallon, to prevent Mr. Fallon from riding a rival horse, Recital, in the Derby. The injunction was refused by the High Court but then granted by the Court of Appeal, following a successful appeal, on the morning of the Derby. The decision of the Court of Appeal (Araci v Fallon, [2011] EWCA Civ 668) remains the leading authority on prohibitory injunctions. Can was retained as sole counsel for the subsequent proceedings.

Can has written on the implications for sport of the coming into force of the Bribery Act 2010 on July 1, 2011 and continues to publish in the area.