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The Law Firm “YUST” has become an Official Legal Adviser to the Bid Committee for the World Soccer Cup 2018/2022


The Law Firm “YUST” and the Bid Committee established to bid for the Russian Federation to be selected to host the World Soccer Cup 2018/2022 have signed a co-operation agreement. The Law Firm “YUST” has already been an official legal advisor to the Russian Football Union and now intends to provide legal support for the preparation and submission to the Federation of International Football Associations (hereinafter – FIFA) of a Bid Book and other bidding documents for Russia to be selected to host the world soccer cup.

Alexey Sorokin, RFS Director General and Head of the Bid Committee, said: “Preparation of all legal documents needed, as well as coordination of the Bid Committee’s activities with a large number of the bidding supporters, be it governmental authorities or private investors, requires vast experience in projects of this kind. Having chosen the Law Firm “YUST”, we found the right partner who possesses all the expertise required. We are happy that this firm who we have been working with for many years has become our partner in this project”.

Igor Kondrashov, Partner at the Law Firm “YUST” commented on the signing of the agreement as follows: “Organizing such a large-scale event as a world cup will require major efforts. It is a difficult job, but, no doubt, an interesting one. The Law Firm “YUST” is extremely proud of the opportunity to be involved in this challenging project and assist the Bid Committee as much as we can to be selected to host the world soccer cup in Russia in 2018 or 2022.”

Russia is competing against England, Australia, and the USA to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Also, neighboring Netherlands/Belgium and Portugal/Spain, have filed joint effort to succeed. Indonesia, Qatar, South Korea and Japan are hopeful to be a successful bidder in 2022.

FIFA is expected to select host countries for the events in 2018 and 2022 at a special meeting of the Executive Committee on 2 December, 2010.

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