PFC Slavia Sofia has won its appeal against the Spanish Football Federation

The latter asked for training compensation for a player instead of an allegedly non-existent club.

However, contrary to the FIFA decision, CAS agreed with the Appellant that the former training club still exists through a sporting successor.

Thus, RFEF’s claim for training compensation was without merit.

It is a landmark award where CAS recognized that sporting succession applies mutatis mutandis to the rights – and not only to the obligations – of a sporting successor club.

SILA International Lawyers represented PFC Slavia Sofia.