About Sport Makers
Sport Makers is an international Sports Law & Management Firm based in Egypt. With a team of senior level and professional executive experts who combine strong academic backgrounds and hands-on professional experience in the Sports industry, Sports Makers builds on this experience, and our strategic business network and partnerships, to provide our clients with an unparalleled depth of service for supreme excellence and sustainable solutions for their business.
Sports Law Services
Due to the team’s extensive experience in International Sports Law and Arbitration and the team’s overall capacity as legal counsels, Sport Makers offers a complete portfolio in sports litigation issues including labor law, player and team contractual disputes, as well as sports business litigation between teams and their governing league. Sports Makers currently represents several professional football players/Clubs in the Mena region and most of Egyptian football clubs. Our portfolio also covers establishing sports leagues, drafted and enforced sports by-laws, rules and regulations, drafting and negotiation of media contracts, and providing legal advice and services dedicated to a full range of business and legal issues related to players, teams and leagues abiding by sports law.
7th AIAF Congress Set in Motion with the Participation of a lot of respected figures in the highest international football institutions
23 October, 2019
Today began the AIAF 7th Congress, which commenced with welcome speeches from the Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, the AIAF President Patricia Moyersoen, Sport Makers Founder and International Lawyer Mr. Nasr Eldin Azzam and the Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Dr. Ismail Selim. Then, the round tables started with the participation of a lot of respected figures and leaders in the highest international football institutions, where they discussed the most important and current problems in football.
The speakers that took part in the round tables are Anthony Baffore “CAF Deputy Secretary General”, Mario Gallavotti “Fifa Director of Independent Committees”, Moustafa Abdullah “CAF Chief Compliance Officer”, Omar Ongaro “Football Regulatory Director at Fifa”, Achta Saleh “Director of Legal Affairs at CAF’’, Alexandra Gomez Bruinewoud “Senior Legal Counsel at FIFPro” and much more.
The International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF) is holding its 7th Annual Congress in Cairo on 23 and 24 October 2019
12 September, 2019
Cairo will host the annual AIAF Congress under the patronage of Dr. Ashram Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sport and in partnership with the African Football Confederation (CAF) and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration (CRCICA) the International Sports Court branch in Egypt and Africa, and with the participation of FIFA and the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES).
The 2019 AIAF Annual Congress will include eight panels focusing on the latest updates regarding FIFA reform packages, which includes landmark reforms on the FIFA transfer system and intermediaries’ regulations, and the selling and protection of broadcasting rights at the international and regional level.