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News 26.10.2017

CAS dismissed appeal of FC Shakhtar in “Zinchenko case”

On 26 October 2017 the Court of Arbitration for Sport notified the Parties with the CAS Award in “Zinchenko case”. The CAS Panel has dismissed the Appeal, filed by FC Shakhtar Donetsk against FC Ufa, Oleksandr Zinchenko and FIFA. Ukranian club was not satisfied with the decision of the FIFA, according to which DRC has […]

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News 11.10.2017

SILA is a sponsor to conference on sports law of Pravo.Ru

SILA International Lawyers became a sponsor to the conference organized by Pravo.Ru dedicated to “Sports law and sports arbitration”, which will take place on 27 October 2017 in Moscow at Marriott Royal Aurora. SILA partners Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev are going to make presentation regarding “2016-2017 CAS jurisprudence review”. The agenda to the conference […]

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News 02.10.2017

FC Rubin was permitted to register Reza Shekari

Single judge to the FIFA Players Status Committee has allowed to FC Rubin Kazan a provisional registration of the Iranian football player Reza Shekari. The Player of Iranian U-21 Team has played for FC Zob Akhan last few years, and on 31 August 2017 the Player signed his contract with FC Rubin. However, the Iranian […]

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20.11.2017

SILA participated in VII International Congress on Football Law

Georgi Gradev, Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev, Partners of SILA International Lawyers, and Darina Nikitina, Head of Sports and Labor Law Practice, participated in VII International Congress on Football Law on 17-18 November 2017 in Madrid, La Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas. There were discussed a lot of interesting football related legal issues, such […]

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Georgi Gradev, Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev, Partners of SILA International Lawyers, and Darina Nikitina, Head of Sports and Labor Law Practice, participated in VII International Congress on Football Law on 17-18 November 2017 in Madrid, La Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas. There were discussed a lot of interesting football related legal issues, such as international transfer of minors, UEFA’s financial fair play system, CAS jurisprudence in football, CAS jurisdiction in domestic disputes, new evidence before the CAS etc. This congress is one of the most prestigious legal events in sports law area. 400 people from 60 countries participated this year in the congress.

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05.09.2017

FIFA decision- Daniil Turkovs

The player was not allowed to train with the first team for some time and was ultimately assigned to individual trainings during the mid-season break. The club had outstanding balance to the player for bonuses. The club disputed FIFA jurisdiction. FIFA retained jurisdiction and ordered the club to pay the player the outstanding balance as […]

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The player was not allowed to train with the first team for some time and was ultimately assigned to individual trainings during the mid-season break. The club had outstanding balance to the player for bonuses. The club disputed FIFA jurisdiction. FIFA retained jurisdiction and ordered the club to pay the player the outstanding balance as well as compensation for breach of contract.

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27.10.2017

A conference of the Pravo.Ru on sports law was held in Moscow

On October 27 a conference on “Sports law and sports arbitration”, organized by Pravo.Ru – the leading Russian legal portal, was held in the Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel. SILA International Lawyers had been a partner of this conference. The partners of the company Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev, who had been moderators of the conference, took part in the conference, as well as lawyers from the Moscow office of the company Maria Tokmakova, Ilya Chicherov and Pavel Fedotov.

The first session of the conference was devoted to the topical issues of sports law in Russia. Sergey Alekseev, the chairman of the Commission on Sports Law of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, made a presentation on the topic “Prospects for the development of sports law in Russia”. Denis Rogachev, the head of the Sports law department in the MSAL (Moscow State Academy of Law) and the Presidential Adviser of the Russian Football Union, made a report on the topic “Specificities of legal liability in the field of sports and sport offenses”. At the end of the first session, Denis Bushnev, the lawyer of the information technologies practice of Baker & McKenzie, made a presentation on the emerging topic “Cybersport: the present and the future from a legal point of view”.

The second session was devoted to practical issues, in particular, to sports arbitration. The partners of SILA International Lawyers Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev made a review of the practice of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for 2016-2017. Anton Novoseltsev, the senior associate of the Lidings legal firm, made a review of the practice of resolving disciplinary disputes in UEFA for 2016, and his colleague Boris Malakhov, the senior associate of the Lidings, spoke on the theme “Image rights of a players and coaches”. At the end of the second session, Alexandr Chebotarev, associate professor of the labor law department of the Higher School of Economics, spoke on the specifics of the resolution of labor disputes in sports.

Relevant information can also be found at the official website of the Pravo.Ru-https://event.pravo.ru/view/724/

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Together we are SILA

SILA International Lawyers was founded in February 2017 in result of association of Legal Sport (Moscow, Russia) and Gradev Sports (Sofia, Bulgaria), well known companies in sports law area.

The company’s forte is sports law practice – SILA represents a lot of famous athletes, coaches, agents and clubs in Russia, Bulgaria and other European countries. The company has extensive experience to represent the clients in the Court of arbitration for sport (CAS).

SILA is also experienced in legal advising for international sports competitions, organized within the Russian Federation, including the World and European Championships in various kind of sports.

Subsequently, SILA expanded its activities beyond professional sports. In particular, the company has the experts in such areas as contractual, criminal, corporate, administrative, urban planning, energy law etc.

 

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