One of the fundamental pillars of FIFA 2.0 is the transparency of the organisation, its governance and the decision-making process. In recent years, the development of regulations and legal decisions in various areas of FIFA’s work has become very relevant for professionals, national associations, leagues, clubs and players’ unions.
With this undeniable reality in mind, FIFA has set itself the objective of ensuring that football’s legal stakeholders are kept abreast of the most relevant aspects of the field. In February 2019, FIFA opened its doors to present the very-first FIFA Football Law Annual Review (2018 edition).
The idea was to introduce, on an annual basis, the regulatory work, the case law containing the key decisions of FIFA’s decision-making and independent bodies, and the main CAS proceedings prompted by FIFA’s decisions, and this endeavour must continue. 2019 has been another year of important regulatory changes for FIFA and relevant decisions by the independent bodies. It is time to share this information and present it to everyone!
14:00 Welcome Gianni Infantino, FIFA President
14:15 Introduction: FIFA Legal and Compliance Division 2019 Dr Emilio Garcia, FIFA Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
14:45 FIFA rules and regulations in 2019: main amendments James Kitching, FIFA Director of Football Regulatory
15:45 Commercial legal matters in 2019 Ian Smith, FIFA Director of Operational Legal 16:15 Disciplinary and ethics proceedings in 2019: main figures Mario Gallavotti, FIFA Director Independent Committees Carlos Schneider, FIFA Head of Disciplinary and Ethics (IC)
17:00 CAS proceedings involving FIFA in 2019: figures and leading cases Miguel Lietard, FIFA Director of Litigation
18:00 The FIFA Clearing House Conrado Plano, FIFA Head of Clearing House 18:30
End of first day
14:00 Football Global Transfer Report 2019: main figures
Jacques Blondin, FIFA Head of TMS
14:45 Reforms of the transfer system: an update
Ornella Desirée Bellia, FIFA Head of Professional Football
Luís Villas-Boas, FIFA Head of Intermediaries
16:00 On the status and transfer of players
The Players’ Status Department: 2019 overview & 2020 (20 min.)
Erika Montemor Ferreira, FIFA Head of Players’ Status Contract-related disputes (20 min.) Marisa Domínguez Rubio, FIFA Senior Group Leader Solidarity mechanism and training compensation disputes (20 min.)
Pascal Martens, FIFA Senior Group Leader International transfer of minors (15 min.)
Julien Deux, FIFA Senior Group Leader
17:30 Round table: COVID-19 – Football Regulatory Issues
Emilio Garcia, FIFA
Margarita Echeverria, General Secretary Costa Rica FA
Samar Nassar, General Secretary Jordan FA
Sabina Fasciolo, Head of Legal FIGC
Luis Felipe Santoro, Legal Director CBF
Jules Karangwa, Legal Counsel Rwanda FA
18:30 End of second day
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