UIA - seminar Buenos Aires (Argentina), 9-10 martie 2012


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Subject: UIA-AIJA - Buenos Aires (Argentina), March 9-10, 2012

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UIA-AIJA - Buenos Aires (Argentina), March 9-10, 2012



Contractual and Tax Aspects

The UIA is proud to present the joint seminar on Football Players’ Contracts.
This seminar is jointly organised by the UIA and AIJA Sports Law and Tax Law Commissions and it will take place in Buenos Aires.

The programme is now available on our website and registrations are to be made through AIJA is open.

Tevez, Mascherano, Neymar, Forlan, before Maradona, Ronaldinho… almost everybody who is interested in professional football knows them of course and knows about their moves from Santos. Boca Juniors, River Plate to European clubs!! But what about Gis, Dis, Fraffic, Esp.? They are almost unknown names to fans, but they represent entities with a growing importance within the world of football. As a matter of fact, such acronyms belong to private companies holding a “share’ of several footballers’ economic rights all around the globe, mostly in South America. This kind of ownership has continued spreading in the last 15 years, as a consequence of which the clubs are no longer the sole owners of their players.

The involvement of investors in the ownership of players is becoming a common practice especially in those countries where clubs are insolvent or financially limited.

Therefore, businessmen or other investors buy shares in the economic rights of young players and often cover the costs of their training and accommodation. In return they are entitled to a percentage of a player’s future transfer fee.

For this reason, in the last years, sports lawyers have started to distinguish amongst “sports performance rights”, which always belong to the clubs, and “economic rights”, which, on the contrary, can be legally owned by commercial companies. The organizers believe that it will be a unique opportunity to share ideas and comments upon this new form of ownership, thanks to the participation of highly qualified speakers.

As you all know the passion for football in a country makes this venue the most suitable place to discuss the football related topics. Buenos Aires is the capital of the Republic of Argentina and the country’s largest city. Located in front of the Río de la Plata, it is a modern, dynamic and radiant city that features the European architecture of its founders and absorbs the passion of its people – the “Porteños”. Considered “The Pearl” of South America, Buenos Aires has an intense cultural life where tango, long coffee klatches and football are essential elements in its people’s daily lives.

Exciting social activities will be added to the outstanding scientific programme: dinner in a typical “asado restaurant”, a must in BA and after that of course some Tango!

On Saturday we will visit Villa María, one of the most beautiful “estancias” in Argentina.

The Seminar is a one and a half day event (Friday, the whole day and Saturday morning), and in the best UIA/AIJA tradition, the participants are offered the opportunity to get together on the evening of the day before (Thursday March 8) for the welcome cocktail.

The seminar will be held in English and Spanish, without simultaneous translation.

The seminar will allow participants to establish new valuable contacts as well as to visit and discover Buenos Aires.

Join us in Buenos Aires: we look forward to welcoming you there!


Please register online on the AIJA website or fill out the registration form and send it to the Judy Lane Consulting (JLC):
- by email: ester@judylaneconsulting.com
- by fax: +34 933 807 486
- by post: Judy Lane Consulting, Esther Meneses – PO Box 5098 – Broadstone BH18 9WG - UK


A limited number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked for this seminar at the 725 Continental Hotel until January 2, 2012.
We recommend that you proceed with your reservation as soon as possible in order to benefit from the preferential rate. Credit card details must be given to secure your reservation.

Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used for obtaining “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.
For more information, please contact the UIA Paris office.

If you have a colleague that might be interested, whether a member or a non-member of the UIA, may we suggest that you kindly forward this message to him or her. Thank you!

Kind regards,

Joyce Gielen & Colette Surin