5th AIAF Congress

The International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF) is delighted to announce that the 5th edition of its Annual Congress will be held on September 18th and 19th, 2017 in Kiev (Ukraine) at FAIRMONT GRAND HOTEL KYIV.

The 5th AIAF Congress will focus on the following topic: MINORS IN FOOTBALL

PROGRAMME

DAY 1 - 18 September 2017

9:00: OPENING WORDS

Patricia MOYERSOEN, AIAF President, Lawyer (Paris - France)

Yuliya MOROZOVA, Lawyer (Kiev - Ukraine)

9:15: INTRODUCTION: DEFINITION, PROTEC TION AND MOBILIT Y OF “MINORS”

Patricia MOYERSOEN, AIAF President, Lawyer (Paris - France)

Raffaele POLI, PhD in human sciences from the University of Neuchâtel Head of the CIES Football Observatory (Neuchâtel - Switzerland)

 9:30 - Session 1: Education & Training of Minors

Moderator: Daniel CRAVO, Lawyer (Porto Alegre - Brazil) 

Who does (should) finance? What is (should be) financed? What are (should be) the expected financial results?

 • Clubs’ training centers, football academies, National Football Schools, Private Companies: Different models of training and education of Minors

• Sporting benefits and Financial expectations (Training compensation, Solidarity contribution, Transfer fees)

Saer SECK, Vice-President of the Senegalese Football Federation, President of the Senegalese Football League, President of Diambars Senegal (to be confirmed)

Igor GRYSHCHENKO, Head of FFU Legal Department, Secretary of FFU Control and Disciplinary Committee (Kiev - Ukraine)

Andrey KHARITONCHUK, Head of FC Shakhtar Legal Department (Kiev - Ukraine)

10:30: COFFEE BREAK

Round table on legal issues

• What kind of contractual relationship between clubs and academies?

• Are children sufficiently protected (example of the child abuse scandal within UK football)?

• Football Education and Scholastic Education: what are the minimum standards?

Stephen SAMPSON, Lawyer, (London - England)

Karim ADYEL, Lawyer (Casablanca - Morocco)

Sevan KARIAN, Lawyer (Paris - France)

12:15: LUNCH 

14:00 - Session 2: Minors Working as Football Pl ayers

Moderator: David CASSERLY, Lawyer (Lausanne - Switzerland)

How to contract with minors? Who is (should be) paid as a result of the work of minors? 

Renaud DUCHENE, Legal and administrative affairs, RSC Anderlecht (Brussels - Belgium)

Kepa LARUMBE BEAIN, Legal Director at Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)

Alexandra GÓMEZ BRUINEWOUD, Legal Counsel, FIFPro (Amsterdam - the Netherlands) 

Round table on legal issues

• Different types of professional players’ contracts (examples of National Regulations)

• Obligation to sign the first professional contract with the club which provided the training?

• Role of intermediaries and the parents. Signature of the contract: Is the player bound by the contract signed by his parents?

François KLEIN, CAS Arbitrator, Lawyer (Paris - France)

Sven DEMEULEMEESTER, Lawyer (Brussels - Belgium)

João NOGUEIRA DA ROCHA, Lawyer (Lisbon - Portugal)

Markiyan KLIUCHKOVSKYI, Member of FFU Dispute Resolution Chamber (Kiev - Ukraine)

15:45: COFFEE BREAK

Minors playing with their national teams

• Case of bi-national players representing one country at youth international level and another at senior international level: FIFA Regulations and legal challenges

• Specific issue of Mexican players born in the USA

Horacio GONZALEZ MULLIN, Lawyer (Montevideo - Uruguay)

Ricardo DE BUEN RODRIGUEZ, CAS Arbitrator, Lawyer (Mexico City - Mexico)

17:30: CONCLUSION

19:30: COCKTAIL AND GALA DINNER FOR AIAF MEMBERS AND GUEST SPEAKERS

 

DAY 2 - 19 September 2017

9:00: OPENING WORDS

Patricia MOYERSOEN, AIAF President, Lawyer (Paris - France) 

9:15 - Session 3: Mobilit y of Minors in Football

Moderator: Marcos MOTTA, Lawyer (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil) 

Transfering Minors: FIFA Regulations & their enforcement

• Principle of prohibition of transfers/loans of minors (art. 19.1)

• Written exceptions (art. 19.2) 

• The so-called “five-year rule” (art. 19.3 & 19.4); Unofficial exceptions?

• How to monitor international transfers of minors?

• The role of FIFA TMS

• FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid cases

• How do third parties promote careers of minors? Intermediaries? TPO/TPI?

Kimberly MORRIS, General Manager and Head of Integrity and Compliance at the FIFA TMS GmbH (Zurich - Switzerland)

Daan DE JONG, Legal Counsel at European Club Association (Nyon - Switzerland)

Miguel GARCIA CABA, Lawyer (Madrid - Spain)

11:00: COFFEE BREAK

Round table on legal issues

Lucas FERRER, Lawyer (Barcelona - Spain)

Juan de Dios CRESPO PEREZ, Lawyer (Valencia - Spain)

Stefano LAPORTA, Lawyer (Rome - Italy)

Mélanie SCHÄRER, Lawyer (Schindellegi - Switzerland)

12:45: LUNCH

14:00: And now, what’s next?

• AIAF’s proposals for a better system

• Responsibilities of football stakeholders

• Good practice

• AIAF’s Recommendations

Joachim RAIN, Lawyer (Ludwigsburg - Germany)

Sébastien LEDURE, Lawyer (Brussels - Belgium)

Luiz RIBEIRO, Lawyer (Belo Horizonte - Brazil)

15:00: CONCLUSION

16:00: AIAF GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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