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Max Eppel - Partner (Barrister)

Max was called to the Bar in 2002 and proceeded to carve out a successful career which included Corporate & Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, Housing, Employment and various other general non-contentious contractual and tortious matters. Having appeared in Court in well over 1,000 cases involving his clients Max decided that he wanted to combine his legal skills with football, one of his true passions, and hence qualified as a Players’ Agent Licensed by The FA in 2007. As far as he knows, Max is the only Barrister who is also a Players’ Agent which thereby enables him to provide professional services over a very broad range of legal and professional footballing matters. He has an extensive list of contacts at football clubs and other sporting institutions the world over which have been built up over time and enable him to provide services in the placement of players and coaches, advice and representation in disciplinary proceedings within The FA and FIFA where has had success and of course general career advice and representation for players and coaches. In addition to that, he is also available to provide legal services within McFaddens LLP’s areas of practice in his role as an Employed Barrister with a particular emphasis on Sports Law.

Max is a member of the British Association for Sport & Law.

Max is frequently asked for his expert opinion on a diverse range of sports law and commercial matters by major radio, TV and satellite broadcasters.  Please see below for recent examples of his media appearances.



12th October 2010
Interview for The Liverpool Echo

14th October 2010, Premier League Productions TV News
Liverpool FC takeover


15th October 2010, Premier League Productions TV News
Liverpool FC takeover

4th March 2011, Premier League TV
Kolo Toure doping report

15th June 2011, Sky Sports News
Alex McLeish/Aston Villa/Birmingham City dispute


26th March 2013
Max Eppel Radio Jones



The TMC Asser Institute on 6 December 2010
The Sale of Liverpool Football Club: Controversial or Commonplace?

Global Sports Law & Taxation Reports March 2011
(Attempt by Premier League and BSkyB to prevent public showing of football matches via broadcaster from another EU state contravened EU single market principles).

Global Sports Law & Taxation Reports September 2011
(UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules: it remains to be seen).

Butt & Asif Spot Fixing Trial 4 October 2011

Global Sports Law & Taxation Reports December 2011
(Football Association Premier League Ltd & Others –v- QC Leisure & Others; Karen Murphy –v- Media Protection Services Ltd. Judgment of the Court Grand Chamber)

Global Sports Law & Taxation Reports June 2012
(Financial Foul or Fair Play: A review of the Manchester City FC / Etihad Deal)


Practice Areas: Sports Law : Litigation : Employment

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