In this webinar members of the Iberian Chapter will discuss the specificities of sports arbitration from a lawyers' perspective, providing insights into national and international arbitration proceedings related to sports- with a focus on Portugal and Brazil.
This event panel will discuss:
Sports organisations and their impact on the resolution of disputes, with an emphasis on football
Disputes in sport and their resolution through arbitration, comparing with the use of judicial courts
The Brazilian (STJD) and Portuguese (TAD) organisations and how they compare
The role of FIFA and its newly created FIFA Football Tribunal
Pedro Garcia Correia is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Law Graduate and Post-Graduate of Labour Law and Sports Law, Public University of Lisbon, Portugal. Founding Partner of “CSA” Law Firm (Portugal), as a sports lawyer, he represents and provides juridical advice to football leagues, clubs, players and agents, worldwide. He is an Arbitrator before the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CMBA). He is a lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Master in International Sports Law (Madrid-Barcelona, Spain) since 2016 and at the Autonoma University’s Post Graduation in Sports Law (Lisboa, Portugal) since 2020.
Daniel Cravo is one of the most preeminent international sports lawyers. Founding Partner of “Cravo, Pastl and Balbuena” Law Firm (Brazil), as a sports lawyer, he provides legal services worldwide to clubs, athletes, associations, federations, confederations and companies involved in sports, having a large experience in proceedings before the Brazilian and International Sports Courts. He is an arbitrator before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA). He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Football Lawyers (AIAF, with headquarters in Paris) and of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Football Legal”. He was also the coordinator of the International Congress on Contemporary Sports Law (editions 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015). He is speaker at various conferences and courses related to sports law, arbitration and management in Sports and author of many articles related to Sports Law and Sports Arbitration. He is a lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) Master in International Sports Law (Madrid-Barcelona, Spain) since 2015, and at Universidad Austral (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is also a Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the World Athletics (Former IAAF - International Association of Athletics Federations). He was awarded with João Saldanha Medal, conferred by the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, due to the activities provided in benefit of sports within the State.
Alexandre Miguel Mestre is an experienced lawyer and consultant in the area of European Law, specifically in matters related to Sports. Law Graduate and, among others, Post-Graduate in Legal and Economic Studies of the European Union, Université Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris, France), he also has a Master’s Degree in European Studies – Legal Branch, by the Catholic University of Lisbon/Institute of European Studies and a PhD in European Sports Law by the Edge Hill University (Liverpool, UK). As Of Counsel at “Abreu” Law Firm (Portugal), he provides legal advice to companies, sports federations and professional associations in different sectors, such as Sports, Health, Energy and Transport. He is lecturer at several universities, worldwide, and Scientific Coordinator of Autónoma University’s Post Graduation in Sports Law and also author and coordinator of several books related to Sports Law. He was Secretary of State for Sports and Youth of the XIX Government of Portugal.
Mario Flores Chemor is a Mexican Attorney-at-Law currently responsible for the sports legal services (contractual, regulatory, dispute resolution, etc.) that the European Club Association (ECA) provides to its more than 240 member clubs. He has an LL.M. in International Sports Law from ISDE Madrid and another LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution, Arbitration by Queen Mary, University of London. He spent almost 6 years at FIFA as legal counsel and group leader, and a spell in a highly reputable UK law firm focusing his practice on international sports arbitration. He has acted on several occasions before FIFA’s judicial bodies and the Court of Arbitration for Sport representing FIFA, players and clubs. He is also a judge of the FIFA Football Tribunal and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.