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Legal Counsel (Freelancer)


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Feb 25, 2024


As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world, we lead the way in the sport and event industry.Join the team as a freelancer and support us on our mission.


These are your key tasks:

Monitoring and reporting of the operations pertaining to the FIFA Agent Platform
Designing and managing the internal processes necessary for the agent licensing procedures administered by FIFA
Leading the remote delivery of the football agent web exam across all FIFA member associations
Continuously training and educating staff of FIFA member associations on the use of the FIFA Agent Platform and using their feedback to improve the exam delivery
Managing licensing applications through the FIFA Agent Platform (e.g. processing applications, responding to external inquiries, carrying out communications)
Leading legal and IT projects related to the activity of football and match agents
Investigating compliance with the FIFA regulations and reporting findings to the relevant departments
Drafting circulars and legal and IT correspondence for FIFA member associations and external parties
Collaborating with the Secretary to the Agents Chamber on the handling of legal disputes between member associations, clubs, players, coaches and agents within the FIFA dispute resolution system


We work hard at FIFA.We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.And we respect our values. Always.For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.The specific competencies we require for this position are:

Detail-oriented and a pragmatic approach to solving problems
Autonomy and excellence, positively impacting the efficiency and quality of work, resulting in an optimal service to stakeholders
Solution-oriented and innovation skills, with a great ability to embrace change and new technologies and processes
College degree in law
Sports law specialization in football governance, dispute resolution systems and their interaction with IT
Advanced understanding of the international football transfer market
Thorough understanding of FIFA regulations and its regulatory framework
Three to five years’ working experience as a lawyer
Working experience in an international sports-related environment an asset
Fluency in English
Proficiency in French/Spanish/German (FIFA languages) an asset
Proficiency in Word/PowerPoint/Excel
Familiarity with Jira an asset
Readiness to do standby duties

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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