MATCH-FIXING IN FOOTBALL AND THE JURISPRUDENCE OF THE CAS UNDER THE PRISM OF FIFA IN THE ISC WEBINAR
The Director of Legal and Compliance of FIFA, Emilio García Silvero, from Spain, will examine the latest court rulings in Spain on alleged football match-fixing at the ISC Webinar, the digital meeting promoted by ISDE and held this Thursday (20:00) as part of the ISDE Sports Convention (ISC).
Under the title ‘Football and match-fixing: CAS jurisprudence and judicial resolutions in Spain’ and moderated by the Assistant Director of Iusport, Irene Aguiar, the lawyer from A Coruña and ISDE professor will discuss, among other subjects, the sporting and criminal consequences of cases such as that of Osasuna, which resulted in the first prison sentence for sporting corruption in Spain.
Holding a PhD and Master’s in Sports Law from the University of Lérida and in Sports Governance from the Science Po University in Paris, between 2004 and 2012 García Silvero served as Head of Legal Services at the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
In 2012, he joined UEFA as Head of Disciplinary and Integrity Services, where for six years he was responsible for all disciplinary activity at major European football tournaments (the EUROs, Champions League, and Europa League, among others), as well as defending UEFA in its main arbitration proceedings before CAS.
In 2018, García Silvero joined FIFA as Legal and Compliance Director, where he leads a team of more than 150 professionals focused on all legal and compliance aspects of the body. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Environment Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Finance and Administration Committee.
This will be the eighth ISDE Webinar during the state of health emergency decreed by the COVID-19 pandemic, within the ISC, the congress on sports law and industry organised by ISDE, in collaboration with LaLiga, the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and the Madrid Bar Association.
In previous sessions, experts various experts have taken part: the Brazilian lawyer Daniel Cravo, expert in sports law at ISDE and member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF); the Director of the Women’s Football Area of LaLiga, Pedro Malabia; and the Brazilian lawyer and ISDE professor Marcos Motta, who reflected on the challenges faced by the transfer system and football agents in the face of the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.
Also, in previous sessions, the Heads of eSports at Movistar, Ander Pérez and Guillermo Mañas, spoke about a social phenomenon, eSports, which has an audience in the millions. The Directors of As.com and Marca.com, Luis Nieto and Emilio Contreras, and the Deputy Director of the legal portal Iusport, Irene Aguiar, addressed the challenges facing sports journalism in the post-coronavirus era, and the lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo spoke about sports arbitration in times of COVID-19 and the legal consequences caused by the postponement or cancellation of major sporting events.
Finally, the head of Compliance and Internal Control at LaLiga, Esperanza Bernal-Quirós, and Senn Ferrero Sport &Entertainment lawyer Ángel Chavarría underlined the need for Compliance programmes in the management of professional football clubs.