• FIFA and ECA to co-host event in Madrid on 23 and 24 November
  • Focus on providing club executives and in-house counsel with latest know-how and insights
  • Event to feature keynote speakers, round-table discussions and practical workshops

FIFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have teamed up to organise the FIFA & ECA Legal Conference: Football Contracts 2023 on 23 and 24 November 2023 at the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

The event is aimed at providing professionals occupying executive/managerial positions in club football and in house legal counsel with the latest industry know-how and insights in relation to football contracts, covering key areas from a regulatory and financial standpoint.

The conference will bring together a variety of selected and influential experts and will update participants on the latest trends, while also sharing best practice relating to football contracts concerning complex topics, such as multi-club ownership, agent regulations, player salaries, transfer and loan agreements, as well as clauses pertaining to third-party influence and third-party ownership of players’ economic rights.

Over the course of the two-day conference, a number of keynote speakers will share their thoughts, knowledge and expertise. In addition, round-table discussions and practical workshops will be held to stimulate engaging debate.

ECA General Counsel, José Luis Andrade, said:

“We are very much looking forward to the first-ever joint FIFA/ECA Legal Conference on Football Contracts. The event is targeted at individuals in executive positions in football clubs (in particular in-house counsel). We will hear from experts and have a unique opportunity to discuss views and share opinions on some of the most topical issues in the area of football contracts.”

FIFA Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Emilio García Silvero stated:

 “FIFA is delighted to team up with the ECA in the organization of the FIFA & ECA Legal Conference: Football Contracts 2023. In line with FIFA’s vision and overarching goal for football to become truly global, FIFA looks forward to welcome club executives and in-house counsel in this two-day event in Madrid that will provide the opportunity to engage with football legal experts from around the world and to witness first-hand fruitful discussions in relation to the complex and interesting topic of football contracts. We are very positive that this conference will be a unique platform for know-how sharing and transparent exchange of insights in relation to a topic that has impact on all stakeholders”.

The full two-day event programme can be found here

Please note that due to a limited capacity, attendance is restricted to one individual per club. Members of the ECA Family will be contacted directly by ECA for their registration.

For any further enquiries please contact info@ecaeurope.com.