08 February 2024
FIFA has issued the CAS & Football Annual Report 2023, a detailed overview of the CAS appeals against FIFA decisions as well as of other important issues related to CAS for the period between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.Read More
15 December 2023
FIFA Circular No. 1867 signifies significant amendments aimed at bolstering the enforcement of settlement agreements in financial disputes. These changes primarily seek to empower the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in effectively upholding these agreements, ensuring enhanced compliance and swift resolution.Read More
29 November 2023
FIFA has today published the third edition of the Commentary on the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP), only two years after the previous edition.Read More
10 November 2023
We are honoured to announce our recent appointment as the legal representatives of the Cyprus Ski Federation (CSF).Read More
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