Handball

 

Background

We are one of the most significant handball agencies in Scandinavia. Having represented three of Sweden’s national team players, in a disagreement with the player’s former clubs regarding a transfer to the German Bundesliga, we understood that there was a huge need for serious counseling in handball. First we represented no more than Swedish players, but after a while a number of German clubs suggested that we should represent Danish and Norwegian players as well.

Player’s first

We believe that there are plenty of advantages for a handball player to choose an agent/manager educated in law, and sports related law in particular. A lot of the work is about contracts and agreements, and Martin Klette´s long experience from working with law gives the client comprehensive service. A lot of handball agents represent two or three parties (the player, and one or both clubs involved in the transfer), which ends up compromising the player’s interests, due to the will of fulfilling everybody else’s needs. We never carry out negotiations that way, since it´s against our main principle – to always put the player in the first room.

Over the years we have taken notice of a quantity of critical voices, which consider we are too good in captivating our client’s interests, even though it is exactly what we are trying to do. The clubs are often more experienced in negotiating contracts, which makes it even more important for the handball player to employ a proper expertise to face a sometimes complex negotiation.

More than handball

Many handball players move at some point in his career to a new country or a new city. This means that a lot of non – handball related questions emerge. We feel that it is our responsibility to help these players in these matters, everything from regulations regarding taking a car to another country, to tax law questions. We even help our clients to sign appropriate injury insurances.

Engagement

As agents, we believe that it is crucial to be 100 per cent committed to our clients, both on the court as well as outside. Due to the fact that we are more than one lawyer working with handball clients, we have the possibility to attend to the player’s games. It is a policy that we have, to visit our clients abroad at least once a year, to check up on them and their families.

Network

Regarding our vocation in finding new clubs for our clients, we co – operate with other lawyers and agents in Denmark, France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and Austria. The lawyers help us with important competence in law from their countries, which we don’t have.