Legal matters to assess as a seller and buyer club


About The Event

This session is dedicated to the arrangement of international transfers of football players. You will learn the details concerning the negotiation of transfer contracts and employment agreements with the players as well as the peculiarities to be taken into consideration by the clubs and players involved. The presentation is structured in a way to assess first, the transfer from the perspective of the football club acting as a “buyer”, and then from the viewpoint of the “seller” club.

Meet your lecturer

Gianpaolo Monteneri (1970) is a highly regarded expert in the field of international sports and football law. Gianpaolo has a long and successful track record of working with clients from a diverse range of sports sectors, including federations, clubs, athletes, footballers, coaches, agents, and sponsors. 

Gianpaolo lectures at the University of Zurich’s Masters of International Sports Law as well as at the UEFA Football Law Programme and other master’s programs around the world. From 2007 until 2014 Gianpaolo was the Academic Director of the Rex Sport-ISDE Masters in International Sports Law in Madrid.

Gianpaolo has represented clients in more than 100 procedures before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS/CAS), a large number of procedures before the FIFA and UEFA deciding bodies, and ad hoc arbitration procedures.

For more than 8 years, Gianpaolo headed a team of international lawyers at FIFA in charge of investigating commercial and labor disputes.

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Our Speakers

Gianpaolo Monteneri
Intl Sports Law Expert

Our new lecturer is Rodrigo Picchioni who is the Head of Analytics at Atletico Mineiro. We trust for many reasons that Rodrigo will give a proper lecture into how the department of data/analytics needs to be structured and make an impact for the club on and off the pitch.

Rodrigo Picchioni headed a newly created analytics department at Atletico from 2021 on, they demonstrated their commitment to becoming a standard bearer in the region in the intelligent use of data to make better decisions. Prior to Atletico, Rodrigo worked as Director of Football Assistant at Red Bull Bragantino and in coaching roles in different countries.

Aloys is the technical director of elite youth teams of the Netherlands FA as the key part of the football development department. He shapes the certification of the youth training programs, and he contributes to the guidance and assessment of the KNVB coaches. Aloys gives lectures in KNVB’s academy directors educational programs.

Gianpaolo is one of top level legal experts in the intl sports business. He has vast experience in advising all range of sports stakeholders. He lectures in FIFA Diploma in Football Law, in UEFA Football Law Program and in Sports Management at the Uni. of St.Gallen. Previously, he headed the Players’ Status Department of FIFA.

Mads is a writer and a football consultant, with experience as a coach and sporting director, and recently worked for Al-Jazira, the UAE champion as well as at clubs such as Brondby, at Guangzhou FC as head of recruitment, Shanghai SIPG as technical director. Mads recently published the book ‘How hard can it be?’.