SILA International Lawyers is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE)

SILA and FIDE signed an agreement for a period of 1 year, from August 2019 to August 2020, with the possibility of further extension.

From now on, SILA will act as an official legal partner of FIDE and in this capacity will advise the International Chess Federation on various legal issues.

Founded in 1924 in Paris, FIDE is one of the largest sports organization in the world, with 191 national chess federations as members. With headquarters in Lausanne, FIDE acts as the governing body of international chess competitions.

Alexandre Zen-Ruffinen, Head of the Switzerland office of SILA International Lawyers:

— We are proud that FIDE has chosen our firm as its official legal partner. For SILA, this is a big step forward and a source of particular pride. We hope to live up to the trust FIDE administration has placed into us, and we are confident that together we will be able to improve the quality of normative regulation of chess.

Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President:

— We are looking forward to this cooperation with SILA. This firm’s professionalism is well known in the field of sports law, and we are confident that their support will be essential in the legal development of FIDE. I am also particularly pleased to note that the contract is of sponsorship nature, which confirms that FIDE has become an attractive possibility for brands with a global scope in any sector.

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