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Real Madrid Experience and International trips, visiting institutions like: FIFA, UEFA or Court of Arbitration for Sports.
A modern study methodology with a practical emphasis that promotes professional relationships between students and lecturers.
Academic Cloister composed by renowned international professionals from the sports law sector.
The chance to complete professional Internships in Real Madrid CF Legal Department or in international law firms, institutions and international federations, such as Laffer or Sportia Law.

Introduction

International Master in Sports Law

Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea’s Master in Sports Law, LLM is aimed at law graduates from all around the world who want to develop their professional careers in the field of international sports law. The program offers students a solid knowledge of the organization of sports, their rules and regulations.

The program allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge to work in international federations, law firms, sports clubs, professional leagues, anti-doping organizations and sports representation agencies.

In addition, the master degree offers the chance to visit public and private institutions, both national and international, such as the Spanish Professional Football League, FIFA, IBU, FEI and the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Study Plan

MODULE 1. ORGANIZATION OF SPORT INSTITUTIONS

  • International organization of sports.
  • The olimpic committee, international federations, atp, gaisf, and others.
  • New trends and current status of the sports market.
  • The word anti-doping agency.
  • Court of arbitration for sports.
  • National federations, professional leagues.
  • The relationship between international and national institutions.
  • Fifa as an example of football governing body. Organization and daily functioning of fifa.
  • International triathlon union as a model of organization and daily fuctioning of a medium-sized federation.
  • Euroliga, fiba, national federations.

MODULE 2. LEX SPORTIVA. SOURCES OF SPORTS LAW. WHO AND HOW DRAFT GOVERNING SPORTS LAW

  • Rules and regulations on international sports institutions.
  • European union law.
  • National sports law.
  • The relationship between different legal sports law systems.
  • Fifa and word antidoping agency as models of sports lawmakers.

MODULE 3. DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITHIN SPORTS

  • Coexistence of conflict resolution systems in the framework of sports. Ordinary courts versus alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Alternative dispute resolution within international federations.
  • The court of arbitration for sports. Ordinary proceedings. Appeal proceedings. Ad hoc division of cas.
  • Alternative dispute resolution within national federation

MODULE 4. ORGANIZATION OF SPORTS EVENTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

  • Organization of sports events.
  • Sport event concept: requirements to organize a sport event
  • The bidding procedure.
  • Events: champions league final, world championship of an olympic sport (handball), olympic and paralympic games, others.
  • Intellectual property rights of an event (hosting rights, sponsoring and marketing rights, tv and social media rights).
  • The agreement of an sport event: sponsoring of a sport event
  • Tv rights of the event.
  • Contract model of the final of champions league
  • Contract model of world cup event of triathlon.
  • Good governance.
  • Implementation of good governance
  • Compliance
  • Today’s controls of good governance
  • Best practice example

MODULE 5. INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DOPING

  • The sources of law in doping international.
  • Analysis of world anti-doping code.
  • Analysis of leading cases in anti-doping matters before the court of arbitration for sports.

MODULE 6. INTERNATIONAL TAXATION ON ATHLETES

  • Three general ways to define tax borders.
  • The concurrence of fiscal sovereignties. Double taxation conventions. The oecd convention.
  • Taxation of individual athletes performing their activity in countries other than those of their residence.
  • Taxation of athletes integrated into teams. The importance of the tax residence.
  • Special reference to the taxation of the assignment of image rights.

MODULE 7. SWISS LAW AND FOOTBALL SPORT LAW

Swiss law.

  • Importance of swiss law before the court of arbitration for sports.
  • Important principles of swiss law (swiss code of obligations, civil code, swiss employment law)
  • Swiss law on associations and swiss arbitration law
  • Civil law appeals against cas awards before the federal supreme court of Switzerland.
  • Football sport law.
  • Fifa rules and regulations on status and transfers of players.
  • Fifa proceedings.

MODULE 8. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORTs

History and main features of the court of arbitration for sports.

  • General provisions applicable to arbitration proceedings before cas.
  • Special provisions applicable to ordinary arbitration procedures and special provisions applicable to appeal procedures.
  • Civil law appeals against cas awards.
  • Enforcement of cas awards. Fifa disciplinary proceedings and new york convention.
  • Leading cases before cas. Contractual stability, doping matters, eligibility, transfer of minors.
  • Moot court.

MODULE 9. INTERNSHIP


MODULE 10. MASTERS THESIS


Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Alberto Ruiz De Aguiar López Obregón
Program director. Founder and Partner, SPORTIA LAW.

Javier Lopez Faré
Program director. Director, Legal Services at Real Madrid C.F.

 

PROFESSORS

Miguel García Caba
Head of Legal Department, Real Madrid C.F.

Elena Naranjo
Lawyer, Legal Department at Real Madrid C.F.

Álvaro García Alamán
Lawyer, Legal Department at Real Madrid C.F.

Álvaro Gil
Legal Advisor, Club Atlético de Madrid

Juan de Dios Crespo Perez
Founder and Partner, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo

Paolo Torchetti
Lawyer, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo

Enric Ripoll
Lawyer, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo

Rodrigo Arias Grillo
FIFA Integrity Director

Maite Nadal Charco
Lawyer and Partner, Laffer Abogados

José Lasa Azpeitia
Lawyer and Partner, Laffer Abogados

Rodrigo García Lucas
Lawyer and Partner, Laffer Abogados

Claude Ramoni
Lawyer and Partner, Libra Law.

Marc Cavaliero
Founder and Partner, Kleiner&Cavaliero.

Jan Kleiner
Founder and Partner, Kleiner&Cavaliero.

José Juan Pinto
Founder and Partner, Pinto Ruiz del Valle. CAS Arbitrator.

Lucas Ferrer
Head of Legal Department, Pinto Ruiz del Valle.

Antonio Fernández Arimany
General Director, International Triathlon Federation.

Francisco Lima
Senior Legal Counsel, Fédération Equestre Internationale

Michele Bernasconi
Partner, Bar & Karrer, CAS Arbitrator.

Benjamin Cohen
Director, European Office and International Federation Relations

Emilio García Silvero
Head of Disciplinary and Integrity Department, UEFA.

Carlos Schneider
Lawyer in Disciplinary Department, UEFA.

Antonio de Quesada
Legal Counsel, Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Robert Pongracz
Deputy President, Romanian Football Professional League.

Ornella Desire Bellia
Head of Legal Affairs, European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL)

Diferential Aspects

DIFERENTIAL ASPECTS

  • A specific academic program designed by an expert committee for the best academic achievement.
  • A modern study methodology with a practical emphasis that promotes professional relationships between students and lecturers.
  • All the lecturers and professors are involved in International sports law activities.
  • Visits to sports institutions such as FIFA, UEFA, Court of Arbitration for Spor.
  • Chance to complete internships in the legal department at Real Madrid C.F (the club offers a limited number of placements) or in international law firms, institutions and international federations, such as Ruiz Huerta y Crespo, Laffer, Sportia Law, and the International Triathlon Union.

 

TOP 3 REASONS WHY

  • International Students: 90%  international students for a multicultural learning experience.
  • Faculty: +60  live classes with the best professionals from the sports industry.
  • Methodology: Ideal for being able to combine work and studies, with academic innovation methodology.

Career Opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Sports Law LLM Master Degree offers students a solid knowledge of the organization of sports, their rules and regulations and their dispute resolution mechanisms allowing students to jump into the sports industry taking any sports law related position (advisory, legal departments, sports arbitration…) or boost their professionals careers in the sports law sector.

Students will also have the chance to complete professional internships thanks to the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea’ wide network of agreements with international law firms, institutions and international federations. Amongs those institutions Real Madrid CF has a key role, offering a limited number of places for students within Real Madrid’s Legal Department.