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Failure to reply to a FIFA proposal under Article 13 - lessons from Daugavpils v Kairat & FIFA

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Friday, 13 August 2021 By Luca Pastore

This article analyses a recent noteworthy award rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of BFC Daugavpils v. FC Kairat & FIFA.[1] and the lessons that can be learned for football clubs and their lawyers. The case concerned the admissibility of an appeal against a proposal issued by the FIFA administration by letter and the consequences arising for a football club that does not respond to the issuance of a FIFA administration proposal. 

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Luca Pastore

Luca Pastore

Luca is an Italian qualified lawyer and specialises in Italian and international sports law and international sports arbitration.

Prior to joining Lombardi Associates, Luca spent four years working in Italian Law firms, specialising in insolvencies and restructurings. After moving to London, he first worked at the Italian desk of a commercial Law firm, based in the City, and then at Couchmans LLP, formerly a leading boutique sports Law firm specialising in the sports, media and sponsorship sectors.

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