Právny obzor

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Ročník 105

2022

 

 
T E O R E T I C K Ý  Č A S O P I S  P R E  O T Á Z K Y  Š T Á T U  A  P R Á V A

Autonomy of will and contractual freedom in professional sports

Prof. JUDr. PhDr. Tomáš Gábriš, PhD., LLM, MA, Faculty of Law, Trnava University in Trnava

Právny obzor, 104, 2021, special issue, pp. 3 -21

Published online: 21.2.2022

https://doi.org/10.31577/pravnyobzor.specialissue.2021.01

Abstract. Autonomy of will and contractual freedom in professional sports. The paper explains routes through which legal limitations of contractual freedom were introduced into sports law, taking their premise from the employment law regulations applicable in Slovakia. The main aim was to legally compensate the actual (mostly economic) inequality of contracting parties, similarly as it is accepted in labour law and in the consumer protection law. However, an amendment to the Act on Sports, introduced in 2020, changed this trajectory by allowing the sports entities a broader contractual freedom as to their choice between an employment contract and contract for services. On the other hand, however, the amendment thereby introduced a limitation of contractual freedom in the case of opting for the contract for services (concluded between entrepreneurs) – newly, these contracts generally concluded under the Commercial Code have to observe minimum standards reserved previously only for the sporting employment contracts.

Keywords: autonomy of will, contractual freedom, professional sports, sports law, labour law, commercial law

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