Friday 26 April 2024, 12:00

FIFA launches fourth edition of the Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration

  • The programme offers a guide to proceedings at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

  • FIFA has long and varied experience of dealing with cases at CAS

  • Participants receive practical guidance and in-depth analysis of procedures

FIFA has launched the fourth edition of its programme which provides participants with a practical and theoretical guide to proceedings at the CAS.

Aimed at lawyers with an interest in sports law, in-house legal counsel of confederations, FIFA Member Associations, clubs, leagues and player unions, the Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration draws on FIFA's long and varied understanding of dealing with CAS cases.

FIFA is the international sports federation with the most experience of dealing with CAS procedures and has been involved in thousands of cases covering the whole spectrum of legal disputes, including disciplinary, anti-doping and contractual.

The programme offers a practical, personalised learning method, backed up by the theory and research that focuses primarily on proceedings and practical aspects before CAS, as well as exploring arbitration in other sports bodies. It consists of three modules, each lasting four days, which will take place in Miami, Buenos Aires and Zurich in the final quarter of 2024.

Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS)

It will provide participants with:

  • An in-depth analysis of the different types of procedures and leading cases of CAS

  • Practical guidance in resolving disputes before CAS

  • An introduction to other sports-related arbitration models in sport

  • Mock hearings based on leading CAS cases

The various modules will be delivered by FIFA staff, independent lawyers, CAS arbitrators, in-house general counsel and executives of football institutions. Information about applications, which are open from 26 April until 28 June 2024, can be found at Further details are available in the official brochure.