The ECA Institutional Relations Working Group and the ECA Legal Advisory Panel met at the Allianz Arena in Munich on the 28th and 29th of November respectively.

Discussions of the Institutional Relations Working Group focused on a number of key areas including EU Affairs, relations with the international federations, agents and fan relations. The meeting, which was chaired by ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, proved lively and engaging with members expressing strong views on all subjects. The Working Group will continue its work when it next meets in Warsaw on the 27th of February 2012.

The ECA Legal Advisory Panel (LAP), a relatively new body within the organisational structure of ECA, met for the second time this year to discuss legal issues of interest to clubs. The main topics on the LAP meeting agenda related to recent CAS Jurisprudence, UEFA Disciplinary Rules and the FC Sion case. The latter, in particular, provided for interesting and fruitful discussions among the members and ECA will continue to follow the case very closely.

(About the LAP: The ECA Legal Advisory Panel was created to bring together legal experts and arbitration members from ECA Member Clubs with the aim of exchanging knowledge, joining legal forces and sharing expertise in order to become better aware and informed about certain legal problems and decisions. The LAP is composed of 20 selected lawyers from ECA Member Clubs and is chaired by Ivan Gazidis, CEO Arsenal FC.)