24 Apr 2020. St. Petersburg
Gazprom Arena stadium

Futbolnaya Alleya, 1

Organized by

SILA International Lawyers and FC Zenit.


Participation cost

150 EUR.

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, the amount will be converted automatically.
2) Payment against invoice. We will draw an invoice with payment details and send it to the e-mail specified in your registration form.


In case you need our recommendations on possible accommodation options for the period of the conference in St. Petersburg, please contact us via e-mail: conference@silalawyers.com or mark the appropriate section in the registration form.

FC Zenit vs. FC Sochi football match

On April 25, after conference, everyone is welcome to visit the RPL match between FC Zenit and FC Sochi, as well as to the guided tour of the Gazprom Arena stadium (included in the participation fee).

Conference proceedings

All participants of the conference will receive presentations of contributions following the conference.


April 24, 2020

09:30 – 09:50 Registration / Welcome coffee
09:50 – 10:00 Conference opening
10:00 – 10:40 Emilio Garcia Silvero, FIFA, Chief Legal Officer, “Recent FIFA regulatory matters: a practical approach”
10:40 – 11:20 Manfred Nan, CAS Arbitrator, The Netherlands, “Recent CAS jurisprudence in football cases”
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break
11:40 – 12:20 Pavel Pivovarov, FC Zenit, Executive director, “FIFA DRC practice”
12:20 – 13:00 José Luis Andrade, General Counsel European Club Association, theme to be announced later
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:10 Georgi Gradev, SILA Partner, “Practical advices based on jurisprudence on agent and coach cases”
15:10 – 15:50 Ariel Reck, attorney-at-law, Argentina, “Art.18bis FIFA RSTP. Review of the jurisprudence of the FIFA disciplinary committee”
15:50 – 16:30 Wouter Lambrecht, attorney-at-law FC Barcelona, CAS Arbitrator, theme to be announced later
April 25, 2020

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:30 Sarah Solémalé, FIFA, Member Association, “The promotion of good governance within FIFA member associations”
10:30 – 11:00 Jacques Blondin, FIFA, Head of TMS, “Overview of the last international transfer periods and recent changes in the FIFA Transfer Matching System”
11:00 – 11:40 Efraim Barak, CAS Arbitrator, Israel, “What should you know about CAS proceedings when drafting the sport contracts and if eventually you bring a case to CAS”
11:40 – 12:10 Coffee break
12:10 – 12:50 Alexandre Zen-Ruffinen, SILA Partner (Swiss office), “The appeal to the Swiss federal court against CAS awards: possible arguments”
12:50 – 13:30 Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev, SILA partners (Moscow), “East-European clubs typical mistakes overview”
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch