The LIGA NACIONAL DE FÚTBOL PROFESIONAL (the Spanish Professional Football League and hereinafter referred to as "the LIGA") is a private law Sports Association which, pursuant to the provisions set forth in articles 12 and 41 of Act 10/1990 of 15 October on Sport, is solely and obligatorily comprised of all the Sports Corporations and Clubs that take part in official nation-wide professional football competitions, and which is legally responsible for organising such competitions in conjunction with the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (Royal Spanish Football Federation).
lt has its own legal personality and endowed with full capacity to act in order to pursue its purposes. lt is autonomous with regard to its internal organisation and the way it is run with respect of Real Federación Española de Fútbol.
LaLiga performs out the following duties and powers (article 3 of the Articles of Association):
1.- In accordance with the Sports Act and its implementing provisions, the duties and Powers inherent to LaLiga shall be the following:
a. To organise oficial nation-wide profesional football competitions in co-ordination with the Real Federación Española de Fútbol in keeping with the criterio the High Council for Sport may exclusively lay down to guarantee national and International commitments.
Such co-ordination shall be materialised by the parties entering into covenants, the contents of which shall be construed to form part of LaLiga’s corporate purpose for all intents and purposes. Any agreements or covenants which may be entered into with the High Council for Sport, the Association of Spanish Footballers and with private and public organisations shall likewise form part of LaLiga’s corporate purpose.
b. With regard to its associates, to perform the duties of oversight, control and supervision set forth by the prevailing Sports Act and its implementing provisions, as well as any other which may be laid down through an agreement entered into by LaLiga and its associates.
c. To exercise disciplinary powers with respect of its associates under the terms set forth under the Law, these Articles, Regulations and provisions of this nature set forth to implement them.
d. Within the scope set forth in Royal Decree 203/2010 of 26th February, to approve the Regulation for the prevention of violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sports events, setting the conditions and the pace of the acquisitions, execution and financing of any equipment, works and facilities that have to be done, along with their respective conditions of maintenance and conservation once they have been finalised.
e. To exploit commercially any rights and products which are inherent to or a consequence of the competitions it organises, be it directly by LaLiga or through a partial or total assignment of such commercial exploitation to third-party natural or legal persons, or by incorporating a company with them in any legal form and with the interest established by the General Assembly, providing that the main purpose of such companies is to perform the aforementioned commercial exploitation.
Any corporate brands, logos, emblems, official mascots and others belonging to the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional which are duly registered at the lntellectual Property Registry shall be products or rights subject to commercialisation, as shall the joint use thereof with all the names, coat of arms, logos and official colours of the Sports Corporations or Clubs affiliated to the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional. However, in any event, the right of the Sports Corporations and Clubs to contract on an individual basis shall be respected.
Likewise, the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional may jointly exploit the official statistical data of all the matches in competitions organised by LaLiga, without detriment to the rights of the Sports Corporations and Clubs to individually exploit said statistical data of the matches in which they have taken part.
f. To issue a preliminary report in cases of a disposal of facilities owned by Sports Corporations under the circumstances set forth by the prevailing Sports Act and its implementing provisions.
g. To issue a preliminary report on the draft budgets of Sports Corporations and Clubs which take part in the competitions it organises, as well as to set rules and criteria for drawing them up and, if it should deem it appropriate or necessary, to oversee fulfilment the budget definitively approved.
h. For the purposes set forth in article 46.4 of the prevailing Sports Act, to issue a preliminary report on the amendments proposed by the Real Federación Española de Fútbol, where these are significant for the official nation-wide professional competitions LaLiga is responsible for organising.
i. To establish its own internal organisation, to manage its own economic resources independently and to lay down the regulations to implement these Articles
j. To appoint the representatives corresponding to LaLiga in any agencies or bodies.
k. In accordance with provisions set forth in Royal Decree 258/1998 of 20 February, partially amending Royal Decree 419/1991 of 27 March governing the distribution of the proceeds and prizes from Apuestas Deportivas del Estado (State Sports Betting Agency) and from any other gaming activities managed by the Organismo Nacional de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (State National Lottery and Gaming Organisation) and with the implementing provisions thereof, to establish the formulae to distribute the amounts to be received by Sports Corporations and Clubs from the LIGA'S share in the proceeds from the State's sports betting activities. Such formulae shall reflect objective criteria.
l. To perform control and oversight duties in order to ensure compliance with the limits set forth on the capital of Sports Corporations as provided by articles 22, 23 and 24 of the Sports Act and by the Royal Decree 1251/1999 of 16 July on Sports Corporations.
m. To commercialise jointly the audiovisual contents exploitation rights of football competitions it organises, along with any other audiovisual rights over football competitions whose commercialisation may be entrusted to or assigned to it.
2.- LaLiga’s duties and powers include the following:
3.- The following are LaLiga’s duties and powers, which are subject to co-ordination with the Real Federación Española de Fútbol:
The League is regulated by the legal regime established by articles 12 and 41 of the Sport Act and 23-28 of the Royal Decree of Federations.
LaLiga is regulated by its Articles of Association, the General Regulation and the Regulation on TV Broadcasting, which were approved by the highest governing body, the General Assembly, and ratified by the Executive Committee of the High Council for Sport, articles 10.2 b) and 41.3 of the Sport Act. The Articles of Association, the General Regulation and the Regulation on TV Broadcasting are available to be consulted at any time on the website (www.laliga.com).
In accordance with the provisions of Article 26 of Royal Decree 1835/1991, of December 20, the Articles of Association of the professional leagues must include at least the following points:
Approved, using their latest wording, by the Executive Committee of the High Council for Sport in its meeting of 9 July 2020.
These Articles of Association and, in particular, Chapter II of Title I, referring to the organisational structure of LaLiga, constitute the basic foundations on which the basic legal regime of good governance of LaLiga's governance and administrative bodies is based.
The General Regulation are part of the governance of LaLiga, and as such complement the legal framework defined by the Articles of Association regarding the development of the General Assembly and the Division Committees (Book I) and the system for the election of the President (Book II), the Vice-Presidents and members of the Executive Committee (Book III).
Approved by the Executive Committee of the High Council for Sport in its meeting on 18 July 2016 and its subsequent amendment adopted by the Extraordinary General Assembly on 21 March 2018 and later by the Executive Committee of the High Council for Sport in its meeting on 26 July 2018. It was incorporated into the General Regulation of LaLiga on 14 August 2018.
The Regulation on TV Broadcasting describes the commitments acquired by the Clubs/SADs with LaLiga in order to harmonise the image and audiovisual perception of the competitions organised by LaLiga. Thus, the Regulation: a) Specifies the facilities that Clubs/SADs are required to provide for each match, and the procedures to be adopted in the organisation of the matches and; b) Defines the concrete actions that Clubs/SADs must take to achieve the established standards and the steps that LaLiga will follow to ensure the implementation of these standards.
Approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly of LaLiga, on 21 July 2005. The Code was revised and adapted to the statutory and organisational reality of LaLiga and the latest legislative reforms in the field of transparency and good governance, and its latest version was adopted by the Extraordinary General Assembly of LaLiga, on 24 September 2015.
It is divided into six chapters and consists of fourteen articles.
Chapter I defines the rules of good governance of LaLiga, establishing the rights of members of LaLiga (article 1). It also describes the structure, operation and duties of the Executive Committee, the General Management and the Legal Department (articles 2 to 4, respectively).
Chapter II on remuneration sets out a series of prohibitions, restrictions and reporting obligations for remuneration, in articles 6 and 7. Chapter III “Control and ordinary management” (article 8) defines the content of the LaLiga’s economic transaction procedures manual, called “Purchasing and Payables Procedures Manual”together with Article 10 of Chapter IV, which establishes the criteria for action in relation to the acquisition or supply of goods or provision of services from the time the need for the service/purchase arises until payment is made. All individual purchases/services by each Department must be subject to these criteria. Article 9 of Chapter IV, “relations with third parties”, regulates the duties to provide information on relations with third parties.
Finally, Chapters V and VI, in articles 11 to 14 of the Code, deal with the duty of LaLiga to promote sports ethics and form a legal regime that covers claims related to the compliance, or failure to comply, with the Code of Good Governance. It does so by creating a specific good governance Committee chaired by the President of LaLiga.
Article 6 of the Articles of Association defines the governance structure of LaLiga, which can be summarised as follows:
The following is a list of the powers and duties of the different entities that currently make up LaLiga, in accordance with the system of good governance laid down in the Articles of Association, the General Regulation and the aforementioned Code of Good Governance.
The General Assembly is LaLiga’s highest body of governance and the expression its associates' will. lts meeting may be annual or extraordinary meetings.
The legal regime of the General Assembly is provided for in Articles 8 to 21, inclusively, of the Articles of Association and in Book I, Articles 1 to 6, of the General Regulation.
In order to validly convene the Assembly, at least two-thirds of its full members, apart from the President and the Secretary, must be in attendance at the first call and in the second call, at least sixteen full members must be in attendance with at least eight members from each Division in attendance.
The call shall be in writing by the President and sent to the address appearing in LaLiga for each associate through any means of communication, including post, telex, fax, courier service, etc., with acknowledgement of receipt, and at least ten days before the date the meeting is to be held, except in pressing cases which the President has duly justified, in which case such time limit may be reduced to forty-eight hours.
The venue, date and time of the Assembly on the first and second call shall appear on the call, as shall the nature of the meeting and the Agenda.
At the moment the Assembly is called, the Legal Department shall send each full member the documents on each of the items on the Agenda which shall be addressed at the Assembly, except when for time constraints they cannot be attached, in which case such documents shall be placed at the disposal of each member at the headquarters of LaLiga before the Assembly is held.
Every full member of the General Assembly has the right to vote, and most agreements are passed by a simple majority.
The General Assembly shall be comprised of full members, the President of the LIGA, who shall also be the Assembly's Chairman, and by a representative of each of the teams registered by the Sports Corporations or Clubs registered in the LIGA at the moment the General Assembly is held and which have not had their right to vote suspended.
LaLiga’s Legal Counsel shall act as the Secretary and be entitled to take the floor, but not to vote.
The President of the Real Federación Española de Fútbol shall be entitled to take the floor, but not to vote.
The following may also attend Assemblies without the right to take the floor or to vote, except where the Chairman concedes them the floor:
The Annual General Assembly's powers are as follows:
The Annual General Assembly shall meet once a year within six months following the date each financial year of LaLiga ends.
Extraordinary General Assembly Meetings shall be held where any of the Division Committees by simple majority, LaLiga’s President or the Executive Committee by simple majority may so resolve, or where a meeting is requested by at least eleven of its members.
The powers reserved for the Extraordinary General Assembly are as follows:
The Division Committees are bodies of the different categories of competition. Their purpose is to examine, deliberate on and approve any competencies within the remit of each of them or expressly delegated to them by the General Assembly and which are not expressly delegated to other bodies of LaLiga or that cannot be delegated.
The legal regime of the Division Committees is provided for in Articles 22 to 26, inclusively, of the Articles of Association and in Book I, Articles 1 to 6, of the General Regulation.
Division Committee meetings shall be called and held every quarter during the course of the competitions and extraordinarily where requested by at least six of its members or where the President of LaLiga may deem it necessary.
In order to validly convene Division Committee meetings, at least two-thirds of its full members must be in attendance at the first call along with the President and the Secretary or whoever may replace them according to the Articles, and at the second call, at least one third of full members must be in attendance.
Each of the members of the Division Committees shall be entitled to one vote. he votes shall be secret, except where otherwise agreed by the Committee meeting Resolutions shall be adopted by a simple majority of the votes cast, other than on resolutions stated on the Articles.
Each Division Committee shall be comprised of the President of LaLiga, who shall chair it, and by a representative of each of the Sports Corporations or Clubs registered in the same category of competition of the National Professional League Championship at the moment the meeting is held. The Corporate General Manager shall attend and be entitled to take the floor, but not to vote. The Legal Counsel of LaLiga shall actas Secretary, but shall not be entitled to take the floor or vote.
As many Division Committees as there are categories of competition organised by LaLiga in the National League Championship shall be set up.
The powers of the Division Committees shall be as follows:
1.- To approve the share out of the economic funds allocated to each category of competition among the Sports Corporations and Clubs that comprise each Committee.
2.- To approve the schedule of match dates affecting their Division. Should this power be legally and solely attributed to LaLiga, the General Assembly shall hold responsibility for approving said schedule by reinforced majority.
3.- To approve the match times affecting their Division.
4.- To look into and, as appropriate, approve amendments having to do with the competition where these solely affect the Division approving such resolution.
5.- To determine the rules on the organisation and performance of corresponding Division's matches, always in accordance with the rules laid down by the competent authorities.
6.- To approve the performance of promotional and commercial exploitation activities of the competition in which they take part and which solely affect the Sports Corporations and Clubs of the same Division. Promotion and commercial exploitation shall be construed as defined in article 3, paragraph 1, item e) of these Articles.
7.- To decide on the criteria to share among its members the revenue obtained or that applies to the Division in question, including the revenue from betting on the professional competition where solely the Division in question is involved.
8.- To elect and, as appropriate, censure the representatives of each Division Committee in the Executive Committee in accordance with the provisions set forth in these Articles and in the General Regulation.
9.- To elect the first and second Vice-Presidents of LaLiga, as appropriate.
10.- To censure the first or second Vice-President of LaLiga, as appropriate.
11.- To request the calling of an Extraordinary General Assembly.
12.- To propose the commencement of disciplinary proceedings against any member of their own Division.
13.- To take decisions on how expenses shall be passed on among members of said Division through maintenance fees or any other fees.
14.- To decide on the granting of aid to the members of their own Division, always in accordance with the cap laid down by the General Assembly.
15.- To approve the matters envisaged in items b), c), d), article 3.2 of these Articles.
16.- Any other matters that solely and exclusively affect the Division which are not expressly attributed to another body of LaLiga.
The Executive Committee is LaLiga's ordinary body of governance. Its legal regime is governed by Articles 27 to 31, inclusively, of the Articles of Association, by Book III, Articles 17 to 31 of the General Regulation and by Articles 2 and 3 of the LaLiga Code of Good Governance.
Executive Committee meetings shall be called and held on a monthly basis during the course of competitions and extraordinarily where requested by at least tour of its members or where the President of LaLiga may deem it necessary. The date, venue and Agenda shall be set by the proponents or by the President of LaLiga. The call shall state the Agenda, the venue, the date and the time of the first and second call.
Meetings shall be deemed to have been validly convened at the first call where a half plus one of its members are in attendance and at the second call whatever the number of members in attendance may be. At least half an hour shall elapse between the first and the second call
Resolutions shall be adopted by a simple majority of the votes cast, other than those resolutions concerning matters stated by the Article which shall be adopted by a qualified majority.
lt shall be chaired by the President of LaLiga and additionally comprised of the two Vice-Presidents and by the representatives of the Sports Corporations and Clubs elected in the way laid down in the General Regulation by the Division Committees under the following terms:
The Corporate General Manager shall attend and be entitled to take the floor, but not to vote. The Legal Counsel of LaLiga shall act as the Secretary of the Executive Committee and shall be entitled to take the floor, but not to vote.
The members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the Division Committees during the month of July of every season corresponding to their election. Their term of office shall be of two years and they may be renewed for successive terms of office.
The Sports Corporations and Clubs which turn out to be elected shall appoint their representative to sit on the Executive Committee, along with a proxy.
Currently, Executive Committee’s composition is the following:
D. Javier Tebas Medrano
D. Miguel Ángel Gil Marín
D. Javier Fernández Rodríguez
MEMBERS FOR 1 ª DIVISIÓN - LaLiga Santander:
REAL SOCIEDAD DE FÚTBOL, SAD:
Main representative: D. Jokin Aperribay Bedialauneta
Proxy: Dª. Nerea Aramburu
SEVILLA FÚTBOL CLUB, SAD:
Main representative: D. José Mª Cruz Andrés
Proxy: D. Jesús Arroyo Sánchez
REAL BETIS BALOMPIÉ, SAD:
Main representative: D. Ángel Haro García
Proxy: D. Federico Martínez Feria
LEVANTE UNIÓN DEPORTIVA, SAD:
Main representative: D.Francisco Javier Catalán Vena
Proxy: D. Ignacio García Gil
S.D. ÉIBAR, SAD:
Main representative: Dª. Amaia Gorostiza Tellería
Proxy: D. Jon Ander Ulazia Garetxana
VILLARREAL CLUB DE FÚTBOL, SAD:
Main representative: D. Fernando Roig Negueroles
Proxy: D. Álvaro Esteso Massó
MEMBERS FOR 2ª DIVISION - LaLiga SmartBank:
CLUB DEPORTIVO LUGO, SAD:
Main representative: D. Constantino Saques Pereira
Proxy: Dª. Olga Rouco Calaza
R.C.D. ESPANYOL DE BARCELONA, SAD:
Main representative: D. José María Durán
Proxy: D Mao Ye Wu
CLUB DEPORTIVO TENERIFE, SAD:
Main representative: D. Miguel Concepción Cácere
Proxy: D. Ignacio Abad Cantero
GIRONA FÚTBOL CLUB, SAD:
Main representative: D. Ignasi Mas-Bagà Saltor
Proxy: D Diego Gigliani Uriarte
ALBACETE BALOMPIÉ, SAD:
Main representative: D. Victor Jesús Varela Ruiz
Proxy: D. Jorge Buergo Fernández
UNIÓN DEPORTIVA LAS PALMAS, SAD:
Main representative: D. Miguel Angel Ramirez Alonso
Proxy: D Patricio Viñayo Garcia
Corporate General Manager LaLiga:
D. José Guerra Álvarez
Deputy Director of the Office of the President, LaLiga:
D. Carlos del Campo Colás
Secretary of the Executive Committee LaLiga:
Dª María José López Lorenzo
Cabe destacar, entre otras, las siguientes competencias de la Comisión Delegada:
The President of LaLiga shall be chosen from among the candidates who meet the requirements provided for in these Articles by means of a free, direct and secret vote by all the members of the General Assembly.
The legal regime of the President is provided for in Articles 32 to 37, inclusively, of the Articles of Association and in Book II, Articles 1 to 9, of the General Regulation. The President's term of office shall last for four years counting from the date of his/her election and the President may be re-elected for identical successive periods.
The President is the highest official of LaLiga and holds responsibility for its governance and legal representation, and is conferred with LaLiga’s executive powers. The office of President shall be remunerated and the President's remuneration shall be set through a resolution of the General Assembly.
The following powers have been vested on the President of LaLiga:
In the December 2019 election, Mr. Javier Tebas Medrano was elected as President of LaLiga for the third consecutive term.
According to what is stated in article 38 of the Articles LaLiga has two Vice-Presidents, who shall be appointed as follows:
The candidate put forward by the First Division Corporation or Club that turns out to be elected by the First Division Committee at the election called for such purpose shall hold the office of First Vice-President.
The candidate put forward by the Second Division Corporation or Club that turns out to be elected by the Second Division Committee at the election called for such purpose shall hold the office of Second Vice-President.
The Vice-Presidents' term of office shall be of two years and they may be re-elected for successive periods.
The Vice-Presidents shall stand down from office should the Sports Corporation or Club they represent cease to take part in the Division for which they were elected and/or when they no longer represent the Club.
During the 2019/2020 Season both the First and Second Vice Presidents lost representation of their respective Clubs at certain points in time. Following the appropriate electoral process, Mr. Miguel Ángel Gil Marín was elected First Vice-President, representing Club Atlético de Madrid, SAD. Subsequently, in the election for the Second Vice-Presidency, Ms. Patricia Rodriguez Barrio was elected, representing Elche Club de Fútbol, SAD. In the latter case, given that this affiliate no longer took part in the Division for which it was elected, a new electoral process was initiated, and on 8 October 2020, Mr Javier Fernández Rodríguez, representing R. Sporting de Gijón, SAD, was elected.
According to what is stated in article 44 bis of the Articles, LaLiga’s Corporate General Manager is the person appointed by the Executive Committee at the proposal of the President, under whose management the Corporate General Manager oversees the activities and duties of each of LaLiga’s divisions, departments and services in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Executive Committee. He/She also manages and oversees LaLiga’s human resources and holds responsibility for proposing the hiring of staff to the President for the Executive Committee's subsequent approval.
The following are also the Corporate General Manager's powers, which shall always be under the President's management:
His/her appointment shall be made by the Executive Committee at the President's proposal. The Corporate General Manager's term of office shall be linked to that of the President, so that where the President who has put forward his/her appointment should stand down from office, his/her term of office shall also come to an end automatically, without detriment to his/her removal from office at any time. Currently, LaLiga’s Corporate General Manager is José Guerra Álvarez.
The Legal Counsel of LaLiga is the person appointed by the Executive Committee at the President's proposal, whose duties are listed below:
The Executive Committee may appoint at President's proposal one or several Legal Department alternates from among those responsible for LaLiga’s internal bodies. The Legal Department alternate(s) shall stand in for the Legal Counsel in the event of his/her abstention, absence or illness or where an objection is lodged against him/her or, as appropriate, in the processing of any proceedings involving the temporary suspension of certain rights of the affiliates laid down by the Articles.
It is the body in charge of overseeing compliance with the electoral processes of LaLiga, it calls the elections for the Presidency and is authorised to settle any claims that may be filed during this period.
Once a vacancy in the presidency of LaLiga comes about, an Electoral Committee comprised of five members shall be set up. Of these, two shall represent the oldest Sports Corporations or Clubs in the First Division, one shall represent the oldest Sports Corporation or Club in the Second Division, one shall represent the newest Sports Corporation or Club in the First Division and one shall represent the newest Sports Corporation or Club of the Second Division
The Committee shall choose a Chairman and Deputy Chairman from among its members by a simple majority.
The Association Disciplinary Judge is the body entrusted with initiating and resolving in a single instance any disciplinary proceedings that arise from a breach or infringement of LaLiga’s Articles and General Regulation by any of its affiliates.
The Judge shall not currently hold or have held during the last three seasons a management position or maintained an employment relationship with any Sports Corporation or Club among those affiliated to LaLiga.
A Law graduate with at least five years of professional experience shall be appointed, and he/she shall be appointed by the Assembly of LaLiga Judge's terms of office shall last far one league season and may be expressly or implicitly extended for successive periods
LaLiga’s Economic Oversight Committee is entrusted with verifying the appropriate fulfilment of the economic oversight rules and the rules and criteria to draw up the budgets of LaLiga’s affiliates. As appropriate, it may impose the relevant penalties pursuant to the provisions set forth in article 78 bis of the Articles of Association.
The Committee shall consist of five members, who shall not currently hold or have held during the last three seasons a management position or maintained an employment relationship with any Sports Corporation or Club among those affiliated to LaLiga Three of the appointments shall be for economists, chartered accountants or auditors and the other two appointments shall be for Law Graduates. AII its members shall have at least five years of professional experience.
The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Assembly of LaLiga Their terms of office shall last for one league season and may be expressly or implicitly extended without a time limit.
LaLiga’s Licensing Committee is the body entrusted with definitively resolving any conflicts which may arise between the LaLiga’s members connected with the processing of provisional licences or their prior approval to take part in professional competitions.
The Committee shall consist of three full members and three alternate members, who shall not currently hold or have held during the last three sports seasons a management position or maintained an employment or service provision relationship with any Sports Corporation or Club among those affiliated to LaLiga.
Law Graduates shall be thus appointed. AII its members shall have at least five years of professional experience. Their terms of office shall last far two sports seasons. The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee of LaLiga at the proposal of the President.
The Legal Committee is the body entrusted with adopting the resolutions corresponding under the Law to LaLiga’s collegiate governance, representation and internal bodies (Executive Committee and Division Committees) in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Articles and in the General Regulation of LaLiga in any cases where there is an abstention or objection involving more than fifty per cent (50%) of the representatives of the affiliated Clubs or Sports Corporations that comprise such bodies
The Committee shall consist of three members, who shall not currently hold or have held during the last three seasons a management position or maintained an employment relationship with any Sports Corporation or Club among those affiliated to LaLiga.
Law Graduates with at least five years of professional experience shall be appointed, and they shall be appointed by the Executive Committee of LaLiga. Their terms of office shall last far one league season and may be expressly renewed far successive periods.
LaLiga’s Budget Validation Body is, by the President's delegation, entrusted with verifying affiliated Sports Corporations or Clubs' fulfilment of the rules and criteria to draw up the budgets of entities affiliated to the LIGA in accordance with the Articles of Association and the aforementioned rules and criteria. Their powers are the following:
The Body shall be comprised of three people appointed by the President of LaLiga. Said appointments shall be ratified by the members of LaLiga’s Executive Committee and must have the votes in accordance with the Articles.
On 11 September 2015, the Executive Committee approved the establishment of the Regulatory Compliance Body, thus amending the Articles of Association approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 24 September 2015.
The Regulatory Compliance Body is the body in charge of monitoring the process of continually updating the inventory of legal obligations affecting LaLiga and periodically self-assessing their fulfilment along with the Ethics Channel’s Management (only internal opened). lt is vested with autonomous initiative and control powers and directly reports to LaLiga’s Executive Committee pursuant to the provisions set forth in Article 31 bis(2) of Act 1/2015 of 30 March amending Organic Act 10/1995 of 23 November on the Criminal Code.
Body provided for in article 6 of the Articles of Association and article 10 of Title V of Book XI of the General Regulation. It has the following powers:
The composition of the Audiovisual Rights Management Control Body will be renewed every season. It is made up of the following members: a) The two Clubs or SADs with the highest audiovisual rights revenue at national level in the last five years; b) Two first division Clubs/SADs elected by the teams in that category that were not members of the Committee, by virtue of the previous section; c) One second division Club/SAD elected by the Clubs/SADs in that category; d) The President of LaLiga, who will have the casting vote in the event of a tie.
In the elections held between September and October 2020, in addition to Real Madrid and Fútbol Club Barcelona, Club Atlético de Madrid, SAD and Deportivo Alavés, SAD were made members for the First Division; and for the Second Division, S.D. Ponferradina, SAD, was made a member.
The State Tax Administration Agency and the General Treasury of the Social Security, as public creditors, will also be called, and will be entitled to speak but not to vote, insofar as any of the affiliate Clubs/SADs have outstanding amounts to be paid to any of the aforementioned administrations.