José Francisco Manssur


Bachelor of Law Degree from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) Law School in 1998, specialization in sports management from Getulio Vargas Foundation – São Paulo (FGV/SP), was a professor of sports legislation at FGV/SP, São Marcos University and Superior School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM). Participated in drafting several laws involving sporting activities, such as recently enacted Law 14,193/2021 which incentivizes football clubs, currently incorporated as associations, to convert into corporations. Manssur was also a Vice-President for communication and marketing of São Paulo Futebol Clube from 2015 to 2017.

Has co-authored the books Futebol, Mercado e Estado (“Football, Market and the State”) and Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (“The Corporation of Football”).

Has experience in representing national and foreign clients in administrative and judicial litigation, advising football clubs, federations and leagues in various sports modalities in litigation and consulting, including ticket sales, broadcasting and incorporation of football clubs.


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José Francisco Manssur


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