23 Mar 2018. Moscow

third Peschanaya str., 2А

Organized by

SILA International Lawyers. The conference will be held in Russian and English (with simultaneous interpreting).


Football Union of Russia, Russian Football Premier League, PFC CSKA, SBC. Sport Business Consulting


Participation cost

RUB 11,900 (170 EUR) – for early reservation before February 15
RUB 13,900 (200 EUR) – for reservation after February 15

Online-participation in the conference

We will organize online broadcasting specially for those, who will not be able to attend our event in person. The cost of participation in the online-conference is RUB 3,900 (57 EUR). If you are interested in this form of participation, please write to our e-mail: conference@silalawyers.com

Methods of payment

1) Payment by card. Please tick the appropriate box in your registration form and we will send you a link for payment. The amount to be paid will be debited from your card in RUB. If your card is in another currency, it will be automatically converted.
2) Payment against invoice. We will draw an invoice with payment details and send it to the e-mail specified in your registration form. If payment is made from abroad, the invoice will be for EUR 170 – for early reservation before February 15, EUR 200 – for reservation after February 15, and EUR 57 – for online-participation in the conference.


If you need to make a reservation for a hotel, please tick it in your registration form and specify the dates of arrival and departure. We will reserve a standard room in the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre hotel for you wich is costs 5 800 RUB (85 EUR) + 18% WAT. We organize a free transfer to the venue and back for all, who will stay into this hotel.

Russia vs. Brazil football match

At the end of the event the guests of the conference will be able to attend Russia vs. Brazil friendly football match, which will take place at Luzhniki– the stadium of the final 2018 World Cup match. Tickets for the match may be purchased through the conference hosts – please tick the appropriate box in your registration form in this regard.

Conference proceedings

All participants (including online-participants) of the conference will receive presentations and video recordings of contributions following the conference.


09:00 – 09:30 a.m. Registration, welcoming coffee-break
09:30 – 10:00 a.m. Conference opening, welcoming speech. Aleksander Alaev (Acting President of RFU), Sergei Pryadkin (Vice-President of RFU / President of RFPL), Yury Zaytsev, Mikhail Prokopets (partners of SILA International Lawyers)

SESSION 1 Sport and business

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Legal Aspects of Preparation for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Marina Dumina (Director of Legal Department of 2018 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Practical Aspects of Financial Fair Play. Maxim Kleiman (Head of Business Development in Russia and Eastern Europe of Nielsen Sports)
11:00 – 11:40 a.m. Evolution of transfers of the top players in the last decades (Neymar, Jesus, Coutinho and others). Marcos Motta (partner of Bichara& Motta Advogados)
11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Coffee-break

SESSION 2 Judicial Bodies of International Federations and CAS

12:00 – 12:40 p.m. Practice of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. Pavel Pivovarov (Executive director of Zenit Football Club, member of FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, CAS arbitrator)
12:40 – 1:20 p.m. The new CAS Anti-Doping Ad-Hoc Division at the Olympic Games – Its establishment, operation, jurisprudence and future challenges. Efraim Barak (founder of Efraim Barak Sport Law & Consultancy, CAS arbitrator)
1:20 – 2:00 p.m. CAS jurisprudence on contractual disputes. Georgi Gradev (partner of SILA International Lawyers)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 3 Short talks on topic: The Most Interesting Cases in CAS Arbitrator’s Personal Practice

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Manfred Peter Nan (partner of De Kempenaer Advocaten, CAS arbitrator)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Bernhard Welten (partner of Kanzlei Welten, CAS arbitrator)

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Recent anti-doping cases jurisprudence

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Georgi Gradev (moderator), Marcos Motta, Efraim Barak, Bernhard Welten
5:00 p.m. Conference closing, drinks reception

Moderators of the conference: Georgi Gradev, Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev (SILA International Lawyers)