Legal expert on Adidas’ conflict: "Contract law does generally not consider a bad deal to be a good reason for terminating a contract"

17 June 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Sebastian Larsson of Sweden being alert on Isco of Spain during the EURO Qualifier match between Spain and Sweden at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 10, 2019 in Madrid Spain. Outside the picth The Royal Spanish Football Federation is having a legal twist with kit supplier Adidas.

Arbitration court could force the parties, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and Adidas, to stick to the contract.

If a ruling is made through an arbitration court, details may never become public.

Henrik Lønne loenne@offthepitch.com

You cannot walk away from a contract just because you feel the terms should have been better in your favour.

This is what a contract lawyer says about the legal fight between sports manufacturer Adidas and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Adidas has announced that it will take the RFEF to court, because the latter recently terminated the contract between the two parties surrounding the Spanish national team's kits.

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