The Moot


See our full competition rules here:  PDF document


The IFAM Moot Problem is based on a football dispute. The moot starts from the point at which a FIFA body has rendered a decision on the dispute and the case proceeds on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Competitors must work on both sides of the case in written and oral rounds.

The Moot Problem will be released to participants once registration for the moot has closed. The competition is open to any applicant who does not already have professional experience in sports law. Students at any level of their studies are eligible – contact the Organisers in case you have any doubt.

Do you have what it takes to conduct a hearing before real CAS arbitrators?

Register now and showcase your talent!

See the full event programme.


What Makes Our Moot Unique?

Structure of the Moot

Football Moot Crash Course

The Football Moot Crash Course is a short course that covers all relevant legal aspects of the moot. 

Delivered by real experts, the Crash Course ensures participants are equipped with the necessary legal knowledge to successfully compete in the moot. 

Topics covered include legal theory on sports law, the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players and the CAS Code of Sports Related Arbitration, as well as practical sessions on drafting appeals and responses, with some tips on how to act in arbitral hearings before CAS Panels. 

The crash course will take place online over the course of a few days, two hours each day. 

The Football Moot Crash Course is an excellent learning opportunity that is not to be missed!

Prizes and Awards

Our Arbitrators & Speakers

Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez

Partner and Director of Sports Law Ruiz Huerta & Crespo

Alberto Ruiz de Aguiar Diaz Obregón

Founding Partner Sportia Law

Lucas Ferrer

Founding Partner Statim

Efraim Barak

CAS Arbitrator & Founding Partner EB Sports Law & Consultancy

Petra Pocrnic Perica

CAS Arbitrator

Juan Crespo Ruiz-Huerta

External Consultant Ruiz Huerta & Crespo

Rodrigo Arias Grillo

CAS Arbitrator and Founding Partner Sportia Law

Jordi Lopez Batet

CAS Arbitrator & Founding Partner Statim

Dr Jan Kleiner

Director of Football Regulatory FIFA

Jaime Cambreleng

Partner Cavaliero & Associates

Prof Dr Anne Jakob

Founding Partner SportsLaw International

Jacques Blondin

Head of Regulatory Enforcement FIFA

Ward Faes

FIFA Clearing House

Elektra Tounta

Legal Counsel FIFA

Josephine Guerin

Legal and Player Transfer Department, International Handball Federation

Ashwyn Aulak

Trainee Solicitor & LSE Arbitration Law Graduate

Alexia Brenier

Agent and Athlete Manager

Hazem Gamal

Sports Lawyer, Muñoz & Arias Sports Lawyers

Albert Rafols

Co-founder Prime Sports Management

Kamila Reyes

Sports Lawyer and Tax Specialist

Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya

Head of Sports Olisa Agbakoba

Gytis Rackauskas

Associate Ruiz Huerta & Crespo

Claude Ramoni

Founding Partner Libra Law

Pedro Macieirinha

Founding Partner JMPM Advogados

Andreas Desyllas

Associate at Andersen Legal Greece

Harveen Thauli

Founding Partner Thauli Sports Law

Kenneth Asquez

Football Agent and Intermediary

Sarah Solémalé

FIFA Senior Manager MAs Governance

Marc Cavaliero

Founding Partner Cavaliero & Associates

Juan Fuentes Fernandez


Subhrajit Chanda

Assistant Director Centre for Sports Law Business and Policy

José Lasa

Partner Laffer Abogados

Shaylla Shabbir

Barrister Exchange Chambers

Marton Kiss

Associate SILA International Lawyers

Anna Smirnova

Monteneri Sports Law

Karim Adyel

CAS Arbitrator and founder of Adyel Law Firm

Maxwell Pillmore

Legal Consultant

Nishant Sheokand

Professor of Law Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Law

Nilo Effori

Founder Effori Sports Law

Daniel Muñoz

Founder Muñoz & Arias Sports Lawyers