About Us

Who we are


Alessandro Carlini 

Founder and Head Organiser of the IFAM

CEO at Prime Sports Management

Alessandro graduated from the University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy, with a degree in International and European Law in 2020. During these years, Alessandro developed a strong interest and talent in competition law which led to him undertaking such work at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as well as the European Commission. Alessandro then studied a Master’s in International Sports Law at Universitaria Escuela Real Madrid, Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain. He went on to intern at Real Madrid C.F. as a sports lawyer before finally finding his passion in being an agent. Alessandro now owns and runs his own sports agency, Prime Sports Management, and is a registered football agent before the RFEF.


Botond Pintér

Founder and Head Organiser of the IFAM

Legal Counsel at Sportia Law and Editor at Football Legal

Botond graduated from University College London, London, UK, with a degree in English Law in 2020. His passion and interest in football led him to undertake studying a Master’s in International Sports Law at Universitaria Escuela Real Madrid, Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain, where he graduated top of the class with distinction. During the Master’s, Botond interned at Real Madrid C.F. as a sports lawyer. In 2021 he moved to the boutique Sports Law firm, Sportia Law, in Madrid where Botond is responsible for acting on behalf of clients before sports dispute resolution bodies such as the FIFA Football Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. 



The field of Sports Law is a relatively young and rapidly developing area of private international law. Within Sports Law, football has always dominated and led the way. Today, the sports industry remains a growing market with a high demand for specialized professionals. The education sector reacted to this rapidly and now caters a host of specialized postgraduate degrees. Nevertheless, many problems with accessing this area of law exist. Firstly, it is difficult to access Football Law outside of these courses and there is little opportunity to see if it is the right choice for you; secondly, the price of these courses puts them out of reach for many who are eager to learn about the subject; and finally, those courses that do exist tend to have a unidimensional focus on theory and academia, as such, it still lacks a true vocational approach.


The IFAM aims to bridge the existing gap and provide an inexpensive and accessible opportunity for students to come together, engage in the world of Football Law and practice their legal skills in a competitive environment – a moot. Unlike other moots, the IFAM goes further in bringing the activity to life; we replicate the reality of a football arbitration in its entirety, including the drafting of written submissions and in-person hearings before Panels of actual CAS arbitrators and world-leading sports lawyers.


The IFAM provides an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and develop their professional skills in a truly unique setting. But that’s not all! We aim to foster a community of young professionals by creating an agora for the next generation. Ultimately, the mission of the IFAM is to be the event where young lawyers can combine their passion for football and law, and what better place to do so than on the sunny Costa Brava of Spain?


Academic Advisory Board

Petra Pocrnic Perica

CAS Arbitrator

Efraim Barak (Chair)

CAS Arbitrator & Founding Partner EB Sports Law & Consultancy

Jordi Lopez Batet

CAS Arbitrator & Founding Partner Statim

Alberto Ruiz de Aguiar Díaz-Obregón

Founding Partner Sportia Law

Juan Crespo Ruiz-Huerta

External Consultant Ruiz Huerta & Crespo

Rodrigo Arias Grillo

CAS arbitrator & Founding Partner Sportia Law