As part of the recently signed agreement between FIFA and the International Council for Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) for the 2023-2026, FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have established a specific legal aid fund for football (the FIFA-CAS Football Legal Aid Fund – FLAF), in order to …Read More »
FIFA publishes 2022 edition of Legal Handbook!
FIFA has today published the 2022 edition of its Legal Handbook, which features a unique overview of the latest regulations, statutory documents and circulars issued by world football’s governing body, thus providing valuable support to the football community at large. Following the publication of the FIFA Legal Handbook in 2020 …Read More »
FIFA to launch new online platform for handling of legal proceedings!
As part of its ongoing commitment to modernising FIFA’s regulatory framework, FIFA will launch the FIFA Legal Portal, an online platform through which proceedings before the FIFA Football Tribunal and FIFA judicial bodies will be conducted, as of May 1, 2022. The portal will enable football stakeholders – such as …Read More »
OFC filed civil recovery proceedings in relation to OFC Home of Football!
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) welcomes the announcement by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that it has filed criminal charges against two former OFC officials, in relation to the construction and delivery of the OFC’s Home of Football complex in Auckland. OFC became aware of irregularities with the Home of …Read More »
FIFA launches 2nd edition of Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration!
Following the success of the inaugural programme, FIFA has today launched the second edition of its Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration. Information about applications, which are open from October 15 to December 15, 2021, can be found at legal.fifa.com. FIFA has a long standing and extensive practice before the Court …Read More »
AFC seeks Head of Sports Legal Services, Disciplinary and Governance!
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) requires a Head of Sports Legal Services, Disciplinary and Governance. The candidate must be a qualified lawyer with relevant undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications in the legal field, who will be tasked to manage a team of lawyers, paralegals and other persons assigned to the …Read More »
FIFA & Gianni Infantino welcome Swiss Federal Criminal Court decision to recuse extraordinary Federal Prosecutor!
FIFA and its President Gianni Infantino welcome the decision of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) to remove Stefan Keller from his position as extraordinary Federal Prosecutor. The FCC emphatically declared that the bias of Mr Keller, as demonstrated by his various media releases, repeated procedural errors, and consistent denial …Read More »
Swiss Criminal Court reprimands extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller & declares aspects of his FIFA investigation null & void!
The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) has ruled that extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller acted illegally by extending his investigation beyond its remit. Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. However, instead of …Read More »
CAF organizes workshop for Legal Affairs Managers!
The CAF Legal Affairs and Compliance Division on Thursday, August 13 held a virtual workshop for Legal Affairs Managers of the affiliated Member Associations (MA) to discuss legal issues related to the development of the game. The one-day workshop held via video-conference also sought to open up the operations of …Read More »
FIFA launches new legal portal!
FIFA is launching its new legal portal (legal.fifa.com) today in order to provide direct access to documents of interest to all stakeholders involved in FIFA’s legal and compliance activities. This important step reflects one of the key pillars of the FIFA 2.0 vision document by providing greater transparency in dealing …Read More »