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These are your key tasks:

  • Dealing with disputes, namely labour disputes between players and clubs, coaches and clubs or associations, disputes between clubs in connection with the transfer of a player, and solidarity contribution and training compensation disputes, as well as eligibility and release of players to association teams.
  • Interpreting contracts related to players' employment and transfers.
  • Revising transfer and employment litigation that are submitted to the FIFA competent bodies, analysing all contracts as well as case law and jurisprudence in connection with the cases at hand.
  • Preparing the decision-making process for the Football Tribunal in accordance with the relevant regulations.
  • Supporting other departments of FIFA to handle the appeals lodged against the decisions rendered by the FIFA decision-making bodies as well as in regulatory matters.
  • Advising on the regulations and on general legal issues relating to players, clubs, member associations, agents, legal advisers, etc.
  • Researching and analysing FIFA and CAS jurisprudence.
  • Liaising with other departments within FIFA.

These tasks are a good start. Time will change. Take it and shape it.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

  • University degree in law
  • Admitted to the Bar or to practise law
  • Master's or diploma in international sports law would be an asset
  • Experience in legal services in an international environment
  • Two to three years' experience as a lawyer
  • Fluent language skills in French and English, additional language skills are considered an asset
  • Understanding of the football market
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Accuracy and quality orientation
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Team player
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