SILA International Lawyers partner Mikhail Prokopets took part in the sports forum Sport Connect held in Sochi on 23-24 March 2017.

Speech of Mikhail Prokopets was held in the section devoted to the conflicts and crises of Russian sport that took place in 2016. Mikhail elaborated on the problems related to doping in Russian sport and the specificity of the legal work in anti-doping cases. The full version of Mikhail Prokopets speech can be found here (from 12 minutes).


The forum was also attended by such famous sportsman and managers as Sergei Shubenkov (Track and field athlete, world champion in hurdling), Kamil Gadzhiev (Fight Nights promotion company President), Vasily Korshkov (VTB United League Marketing and Development Director), Roman Dvoryankin ( General Manager), Maxim Sharifyanov (ProTeam agency owner, agent of Timothy Mozgov) and others.


SILA is taking part in education of managers in sports

Following the course in RMA business-school for managers in sports, the head of sports law department Darina Nikitina is giving lectures dedicated to questions of international and national regulation of sport.

In terms of a course the students are acquainted with latest case law  of SILA and landmark jurisprudence of FIFA and CAS.

Nearest classes of the specialist will take place in April.


Experts of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russian Federation discussed the legislation governing entrepreneurs in sports sphere.


On 27 March 2017 the experts of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russian Federation held a meeting following which the problems of legislation governing entrepreneurs in sport were captioned.

The following representatives of Committee attended the meeting: vice minister of sport of Russian Federation Natalya Parshikova, the member of Federal Council Tatyana Lebedeva, the head of State Duma sports department Alexander Nikitin, experts of Moscow State Law Academy Denis Rogachev and Olga Shevchenko, the head of sports department of SILA international company – Darina Nikitina.


Seminar for Professional Sports Lawyers. Moscow 24 Apr 2015.

The Seminar for professional lawyers organized by the law company “Legal Sport” and the International Sports Lawyers Association SILA will be held on 24 April 2015 in Moscow. Sports lawyers, as well as executives, managers and sports directors of football clubs, federations and leagues are invited to participate in the Seminar. The Seminar will take place in the conference hall of one of the best stadiums of Russia “Otkrytie Arena” (Stadium of FC Spartak Moscow). Russian and foreign sports lawyers, including arbitrators of CAS, will participate in the Seminar. The subject of the Seminar: “The new trends in dispute resolution and disciplinary issues”.


Seminar For Professional Lawyers. Moscow, Holiday Inn. April 25, 2014


Sports low seminar for professional lawyers. Seminar is dedicated to two important topics for modern football: “Disciplinary offences and sanctions” and “Discrimination in football”.


FNL Seminar 2014

10-11 June 2014 Russian Footballl Nataional League (FNL) held an annual seminar for sports directors and lawyers of FNL football clubs.