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Coaches vs. football clubs: positions of the CAS, FIFA and the Dispute Resolution Chamber

The second annual seminar for lawyers, organized by the Law Firm "YUST" with support from AON company, will be held on May 29 of 2013.

General Information Partner – Russian Legal Information Agency (RIA Novosti)

Leading experts will discuss:

- Significant disputes between coaches and clubs (Russian and international practice);
- Topical decisions of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and CAS in 2012 and 2013;
- Precedent cases of the Russian Dispute Resolution Chamber and Players’ Status Committee in 2011 – 2013;
- Legal details of formalizing the agreement with the coach;
- Tendencies in the sphere of coach insurance.

Presentations of speeches:

  • International law status of a football coach; 
  • Judgments passed by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and CAS in 2012-2013; 
  • Discrimination against foreign coaches in Russia (English and Russian  variants);
  • Status of a football coach in the legislation of Russia and the RFU acts. 


The following persons, among others, will take part in the discussions:

  • Fabio Capello, Head Coach of the Russian national team;
  • Lucio Colantuoni, CAS arbitrator, professor of sports law, member of the Disciplinary Committee of the FIGC;
  • Yury Zaitsev, Deputy Head of Law Section of the Russia-2018 Organizing Committee, General Director of Legal Sport LLC;
  • Victor Blazheev, Rector of the Oleg Kutafin Moscow State Academy of Law;
  • Denis Rogachev, Adviser to the President of the RFU, Legal Adviser to the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation;
  • Mikhail Prokopets, Head of Sports Law Group of the Law Firm "YUST";
  • Pierfilippo Capello, Associate of Guardamagna e Associati;
  • Georgi Gradev, match agent of UEFA, sports lawyer etc.

Location: Moscow, Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane, 43 (Smolenskaya subway station of the Arbarsko-Pokrovskaya Line).

Participation is by invitation only, space is limited.

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