On 24 and 25 April 2020 the 4th International sports law conference “Law and Sport” will take place at the Gazprom Arena Stadium in St. Petersburg. The conference is organized by SILA International Lawyers and FC Zenit.

For the first time our conference will be held in a two-day format.


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 or are brought 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

This conference is held every two years and has no parallel in Russia and the CIS. It is designed both for lawyers practicing in the field of sports law and for those who are interested in this topic, agents, lawyers of clubs, players’ unions, coaches, sports federations.

The conference will be conducted in Russian and English.

Participants will be offered simultaneous translation service.

Participation fee amounts 150 EUR.

Residents of the Russian Federation shall pay in RUB (at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation) on the invoice date.

Methods of payment:

  • 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.
  • Payment against invoice. We will draw an invoice with payment details and send it to the e-mail specified in your registration form.

Seats are limited.

The organizers of the conference reserve the right to reject any application in the absence of free seats.

We will be happy to meet you at our conference!

You can register by the link: https://forms.gle/eaGMUi2FjQaM68sf6

Links to our previous conferences: http://silalawyers.com/events-2/