THE law offices of Dr Claude Denbow SC has been retained by FIFA in their legal battle with the former TT Football Association (TTFA) executive, led by William Wallace.
Denbow SC, and junior counsel Jerome Rajcoomar, filed their entry of appearance in the High Court on Tuesday.
The entry of appearance said FIFA did not admit to TTFA’s claim and intended to defend it.
Wallace and his ousted executive (which includes vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Joseph Sam Phillip) are being defended by Dr Emir Crowne and Matthew Gayle.
On March 17, FIFA decided to remove the TTFA executive from office and set up a normalisation committee due to mounting debts ($50 million) accumulated by the local football governing body.
On May 18, Wallace and his legal team withdrew their matter against FIFA from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to the local High Court.
The legal action asks the court to declare FIFA’s move to remove the TTFA executive and implement a normalisation committee (headed by Robert Hadad) as “null, void and of no legal and/or binding effect” and to place a permanent injunction against FIFA and its normalisation committee from “attempting (to remove the TTFA’s) duly elected executive from office” and “interfering in the day-to-day management of the (TTFA).”