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.
Estadio de la Cartuja
An amazing venue to welcome back the AIAF signature event.
This 57 000-seat olympic stadium was designed by architects Antonio Cruz Villalón and Antonio Ortiz García, and inaugurated on 5 May 1999 welcoming the World Athletics Championships. It also welcomes Copa del Rey finals and some Spain’s international games.
A wonderful theatre to welcome the
8th AIAF Congress
The versatility of the venue sets a perfect environment to host this year’s edition. In the North West of Sevilla, close to the Parque del Alamillo, experience a unique event where major football stakeholders can discuss actual law matters and think of solutions to build the game of tomorrow.
An exceptional setting
Discover a city filled with history, where different cultures left a singular charming print.
Under the Andalusian sunlight, take your time to discover the marvellous buildings from different periods. Concerning football, you might have a chance to witness Real Betis and Sevilla FC rivalry in a hot derby.
At the end of the first day and after a special visit, AIAF invites you to a gala dinner at Abades Triana, a gastronomic restaurant on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, facing the famous Torre del Oro. The chef, Elías del Toro, likes to emphasize his regional products and recipes and add a touch of innovation.
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8th AIAF Congress – Sevilla 2021
> 04 November 2021
9:00 - 9:30
TOPIC 1 – NEW FIFA REGULATIONS
9:30 - 11:15
What is the Future of FIFA Regulations?
Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status at FIFA (Zürich – Switzerland)
Alexandra Gomez Bruinewoud, Senior Legal Counsel at FIFPRO (Amsterdam – Netherlands)
José Maria Cruz, Chief Executive Officer of Sevilla FC (Sevilla – Spain)
Horácio Pintos, Head of Administration / TMS Manager at AUF (Montevideo – Uruguay)
Maite Nadal, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Madrid – Spain)
Horacio González Mullin, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Montevideo – Uruguay)
11:15 - 11:45
11:45 - 13:15
What is the Future of the Football Agent Activity?
in English — Sponsored by YouFirst
Luis Villas-Boas, Head of Agents at FIFA (Zürich – Switzerland)
Álvaro Torres, Worldwide Football Managing Director at YouFirst Sports (Sevilla – Spain)
André Soldner, Lawyer (Hamburg – Germany)
Patricia Moyersoen, Lawyer and AIAF President (Paris – France)
Natalia Simeone, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Buenos Aires – Argentina)
Daniel Cravo Souza, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Porto Alegre – Brazil)
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch at La Cartuja Stadium
TOPIC 2 – NEW FOOTBALL BUSINESS
14:30 - 16:00
How are New Technologies Revolutionizing Football?
Jonathan Fatelevich, CEO and Founder of Stadioplus (Valencia – Spain)
Óscar Mayo Pardo, Executive Director of LaLiga (Madrid – Spain)
José Lasa Azpeitia, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Madrid – Spain)
Marcos Motta, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)
Emin Ozkurt, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Istanbul – Turkey)
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
New Technologies: New Rights, New Rules?
Umberto Paolucci, International Representative for Digital Football of Lega Calcio (Barcelona – Spain)
Juan Crespo Ruiz-Huerta, Lawyer (Valencia – Spain)
Gianluca Cambareri, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Rome – Italy)
Antonio Quintero, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Caracas – Venezuela)
Carol Couse, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Manchester – United Kingdom)
Exclusive tour of Real Alcázar
> 05 November 2021
TOPIC 3 – NEW FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS
9:30 - 11:00
Football Governance and Competitions: What are the Ongoing and Future Legal Challenges?
Ornella Desirée Bellia, Head of Professional Football at FIFA (Zürich – Switzerland)
Miguel Garcia Caba, Vice General Secretary at RFEF (Madrid – Spain)
Sarah Gregorius, Director Global Policy & Strategic Relations Women’s Football (Amsterdam – Netherlands)
Jerome Perlemuter, General Secretary at World Leagues Forum (Zürich – Switzerland)
Lucas Ferrer, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Barcelona – Spain)
David Casserly, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Lausanne – Switzerland)
11:00 - 11:30
What Do the Football Stakeholders Expect for the Future?
Javier Tebas Medrano, President of LaLiga (Madrid – Spain)
Emilio Garcia Silvero, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at FIFA (Zürich – Switzerland)
Mario Flores Chemor, Head of Sports Legal at ECA (Nyon – Switzerland)
Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Valencia – Spain)
Reyes Bellver, Lawyer and AIAF Member (Madrid – Spain)
13:00 - 13:15
Lunch at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
Sponsored by Sevilla FC
15:45 - 17:30
General Assembly (AIAF members only)
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
By registering for the 8th AIAF Congress, you are responsible for informing yourself about the specific health measures in Spain, your country of departure or any stop-over countries. AIAF disclaims any responsibility for your health situation or any incident related to it and no refund will be made.
Each participant will have to provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a negative test dating back less than 72 hours at the entrance of the Congress. Failure to do so will result in the participant being denied access.
AIAF Members, counsels and lawyers, representatives of associations or federations, Clubs’ officials, Players’ Agents, companies in the “football business”, sport channels representatives, media specialists and Sport State Authorities.
The conference will take place at Estadio de la Cartuja.
Puerta 2, Túnel Norte
Isla de la Cartuja
The Congress will be held in English and Spanish. Translation into English and Spanish will be available.
You can register online by clicking on the button below.
Registration rates include attendance to the Conference, two lunches, coffee breaks and a Gala dinner at Abades Triana.
1.- Select the train they want by ticking any of the available options (Basic, Choose, Choose Comfort and Prémiun).
2.- Select the Congress/Events fare from the fare drop-down menu.
3.- Enter the authorisation number in the box indicating authorisation number (not valid for discount code box).
Hotels & Activities:
For more information about Accommodation, Transportation and booking, click here to download our PDF catalogue with special rates.