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6 Feb 2024

Legal Counsel Disputes & Regulatory Applications

🇺🇸 Miami, FL, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

Join our team in Miami and support us on our mission.


These are your key tasks:

  • Efficiently and effectively dealing with labor disputes between players and clubs, coaches and clubs or associations, and with club/club disputes in connection with the transfer of a player before the FIFA Football Tribunal, as well as with matters concerning the eligibility and the release of players for international duty
  • Interpreting players’ employment and transfer-related contracts and preparing case files for decision by the members of the FIFA Football Tribunal, taking into account existing FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) jurisprudence
  • Efficiently and effectively handling procedures regarding matters pending before the Players’ Status Chamber of the FIFA Football Tribunal including:
  1. the protection of minors
  2. player registration and international transfers
  3. change of association and eligibility of players to play for national teams
  4. release and late return matters
  • Providing legal services for Transfer Matching System (TMS) matters
  • Giving written and/or oral advice on the regulations as well as on general legal issues to players, clubs, member associations, agents, legal advisors, etc.
  • Supporting the members of the FIFA Football Tribunal
  • Keeping an overview of FIFA and CAS jurisprudence
  • Supporting the Litigation Department when needed within the scope of appeals lodged against FIFA’s decisions before CAS
  • Reporting directly to the Team Lead Disputes


We work hard at FIFA.

We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.

And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

Detail-oriented and a pragmatic approach to solving problems

Autonomy and excellence, positively impacting the efficiency and quality of work, resulting in an optimal service to stakeholders

Strong sense of responsibility and accountability

Critical judgment: ability to separate essential issues from side issues

Self-confidence and diplomacy

University degree in law

Qualification to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction an asset

Specialization in sports law or proven track record within the football industry an asset

Experience with the Transfer Matching System (TMS) an asset

Legal experience in a sports-related environment, in particular the football industry, an asset

Two to five years’ experience as a lawyer in an international environment

Fluency in English (oral and written) and one other FIFA language

Ability to work in all three official working languages (English/French/Spanish) an asset

Proficiency in MS Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Outlook)

Familiarity with Jira an asset

Readiness for standby duties


The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

Health insurance: We offer generous medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage.

Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.

Retirement: We offer generous 401(k) employer contributions.

Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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