Disciplinary Lawyer

Location Nyon, Switzerland
Posted 22/10/2018
Closes 19/11/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Job information:

Division / Unit: Legal Affairs / Integrity and Regulatory Matters
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Nyon


The Disciplinary Lawyer provides legal and administrative support to UEFA's Organs for the Administration of Justice and assists colleagues in the Integrity Division's Disciplinary Unit. He/she is also responsible for managing disciplinary cases and acting as an in-house lawyer before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.



- Providing legal and administrative support to UEFA's Organs for the Administration of Justice;
- Drafting decisions taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body;
- Drafting rulings made by the UEFA Appeals Body;
- Providing legal and administrative support in the context of investigations, for example by briefing UEFA disciplinary inspectors on disciplinary cases;
- Acting as an in-house lawyer, in collaboration with his/her superiors, when disciplinary rulings are appealed against before the Court of Arbitration for Sport;
- Preparing and delivering lectures on disciplinary matters, in collaboration with his/her superiors;
- Compiling detailed overviews of UEFA's disciplinary and financial fair play case law every six months.


Experience required:
- From 1 to 3 years' experience as a lawyer in an independent law firm or in the legal division of an international federation
- From 1 to 3 years' experience as a lawyer in Swiss civil law or arbitration would an asset

- Bachelor's in law or an equivalent qualification
- Masters in sports law

- English / Proficient
- French / Proficient
- Knowledge of German and any other European languages would be an asset

Additional requirements:
- MS Office / Advanced
- SAP / an asset
- Excellent drafting, analytical and negotiating skills
- Excellent knowledge of football regulations
- Attention to detail
- Ability to keep calm under pressure and cope with stress
- Discreet and committed
- Interested in football
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills
- A proactive and collaborative approach to work


The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football in Europe.

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