Alejandro Zuñiga from the CDMX office gives a lecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City
On April 20th, our lawyer in Mexico, Alejandro Zuñiga, participated in one of the lectures offered by the Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, given on the occasion of the Law Week at that institution, whose subject was to discuss “The Arbitration Court of Sports: History and Procedures”.
The presentation by Alejandro began with the conceptual distinction between Sports Law and Sports Law in Mexico, explaining its importance, as well as the organization of sports at an international level. Subsequently, he explained the History of the Court of Arbitration of Sport from its beginnings and the reform derived from the Gundel Case, going through the organization and structure of both CAS and ICAS, to later delve into the Ordinary Arbitration Procedure before the CAS, as well as the Appeal Arbitration Procedure, which is carried out before the court itself, and ending with a round of questions regarding the future of Sports Law in Mexico.
In his presentation, Alejandro also emphasized the importance that both sports entities and individuals dedicated to sports should give to lawyers specialized in sports law, since the sports industry has become increasingly professionalized and, therefore, the needs of the actors involved in this sector require professionals who dedicate a large part of their time both to the study and to the specific work of analyzing and discussing the rules of sports law.