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Contentious Issues of the Brazilian World Cup Law

Posted by William Byrnes on July 31, 2013


by Patricie Barricelli, Attorney, São Paulo Bar Association, Brazil *

The Brazilian General World Cup Law was enacted last June with the aim to amend Brazil’s legal regime for sporting events as required to meet International Federation of Association Football (Fédération Internationale de Football Association, hereinafter “FIFA”) hosting country requirements.  However, some politicians and scholars have proposed that the host country event requirements imposed by FIFA conflict with some important aspects of Brazilian laws that should be preserved.  Brazil’s recent hosting of the FIFA Confederation Cup has re-ignited the debate.

Read Patricie Barricelli’s full analysis of these contentious issues at: LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom International Law

* Please send questions or comments to the Author Patricie Barricelli e-mail: patricie.barricelli@yahoo.com.br. Ms. Barricelli is a legal compliance counsel for a tier 1 Brazilian financial institution, specializing in consumer financial law

 

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