Our Association is international

Sports is by definition universal, hence so should be the law that governs it.

Football is played worldwide

Through passion and practice, it has built a real social network at both local and international levels. Following the example of famous international football competitions, AIAF aims to create a link between various legal cultures, in a spirit of exchange and sharing.

The independence of lawyers and their professional ethics must serve football in its social dimension.

We value law as much as sport and we think that our ethics as independent lawyers can contribute to the development of football all the while enhancing the respect of fundamental rights.

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Be transported to the Egypt of 1869 as you step into the lobby of this 5-star luxury hotel in downtown Cairo.

This hotel was once the Gezirah Palace built for the Khedive Isma’il Pasha in 1869 to host the guests of Egypt to attend the opening of the Suez Canal, including the French Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugénie.
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino offer an incredible 5-star experience in an impeccable location on an island in the River Nile.

A wonderful theatre to welcome the
7th AIAF Congress

Conference planners appreciate the hotel’s versatile and unique event venues and proximity to some of the world’s most famous sites including the Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum.

A fantastic venue

Originally a visitor’s palace, Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino’s guests have always received the royal treatment for decades.

Modern guestrooms offer luxury bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service; many have balconies with views of the gardens, city or the Nile. Luxury suites feature generous layouts, kitchenettes and fireplaces.

On-site amenities include a 24-hour gym, outdoor lap pool, pampering spa and elegant casino. Several of our 14 dining options are amidst our lush gardens.

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

16 Saray El, Gezira St, Cairo Governorate 11211, Égypte
Contact: +20 2 27283000

Website Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino


7th AIAF Congress – Cairo 2019

DAY 01
> 23 October 2019


9:00 - 9:30

Patricia Moyersoen, AIAF President, Lawyer (Paris – France)
Nasr Eldin Azzam, Lawyer, Sport Makers (Cairo – Egypt)
Ismail Selim, Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
Ashraf Sobhy, Youth and Sports Minister of Egypt

9:30 - 10:45

Football 2.0: Growing the Game

Moderator : Patricia Moyersoen, AIAF President, Lawyer (Paris – France)

Speakers :
Mario Gallavotti, Lawyer, FIFA Director of Independent Committees
Anthony Baffoe, CAF Deputy Secretary General
Moustapha Abdullah, CAF Chief Compliance Officer

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break


11:15 - 12:45

First Outcomes After the 2018 Amendments
on the “Narrow Issues”

Moderator : Horacio González Mullin, Lawyer (Uruguay)

Speakers :
Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status at FIFA
Alexandra Gómez Bruinewoud, Senior Legal Counsel at FIFPro
Daan de Jong, Head of Sports Legal at ECA
Mario Flores Chemor, Lawyer (Switzerland) and ex Legal Counsel and Group Leader at FIFA Players’ Status Department

12:45 - 14:00



14:00 - 15:15

The new FIFA Clearing House and the First Reform Package of the Transfer System

Moderator : Melanie Schärer, Lawyer (Switzerland)

Speakers :
Omar Ongaro, Football Regulatory Director at FIFA
Abdallah Shehata, Lawyer (Egypt)
Paolo Torchetti, Lawyer (Spain)
Achta Mahamat Saleh, Director of Legal Affairs at CAF


15:15 - 16:30

Selling and Protecting Broadcasting Rights: European and International Dimensions

Moderator : Gianluca Cambareri, Lawyer (Italy)

Speakers :
Alexandre Miguel Mestre, Lawyer (Portugal)
Stefano La Porta, Lawyer (Italy)
Bichara Abidão Neto, Lawyer (Brazil)

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break


17:00 - 18:15

Broadcasting Rights: Focus on Regional Challenges in MENA and Africa

Moderator : Saleh Al Obeidli, Lawyer (UAE)

Speakers :
Abdallah El Shehaby, Lawyer (Egypt)
Nasr Eldin Azzam, Lawyer (Italy)
Abdel Bah, CAF Marketing and TV Director
Bandar Alhaminadi, Lawyer (Saudi Arabia)


Gala Diner

DAY 02
> 24 October 2019


9:00 - 10:00

New Digital Technologies in the Sports Rights Market = New Legal Challenge

Moderator : Marcos Motta, Lawyer (Brazil)

Speakers :
Alfonso León, Lawyer (Spain)
Juan Fuentes Fernandez, LaLiga Delegate to Egypt
Joëlle Monlouis, Lawyer (France)
Tamer Yousry, Managing Director at Mediapro Egypt

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break


10:30 - 11:45

Being a Football Agent in 2019: Legal Insights

Moderator : Marcos Motta, Lawyer (Brazil)

Speakers :
Badou Sambague, Lawyer (France)
Rodrigo García Lucas, Lawyer (Spain)
Omar Ongaro, Football Regulatory Director at FIFA
Ahmed Hossam Mido, former Football Player, Football Manager


11:45 - 12:45

FIFA Regulatory Reforms: What’s Next?

Moderator: Juan de Dios Crespo, Lawyer (Spain)

Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status at FIFA
Alexandra Gómez Bruinewoud, Senior Legal Counsel at FIFPro
Martín Auletta, Lawyer (Argentina)
Daan de Jong, Head of Sports Legal at ECA

12:45 - 13:00

Closing Remarks

12:45 - 14:00



14:15 - 16:00

General Assembly (AIAF members only)


Intended audience:
AIAF Members, counsels and lawyers, representatives of associations or federations, Clubs’ officials, Players’ Agents and Sport State Authorities and companies in the “sport business”, sport channels representatives, media Specialists.

The conference will take place at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, “Gezirah Palace”.

The Congress will be held in English with simultaneous translation to French and Arabic.

You can register online Here. You can also pay by bank transfer, by sending an email to ronan@football-legal.com
Registration rates include attendance to the Conference, two lunches, coffee breaks and a Gala dinner at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
For more information about Visa, Accommodation, Transportation and booking, please contact info@sportmakers.com or Click Here.

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