• Eduardo Carlezzo

    Founding Partner
  • Professional Experience

    Eduardo Carlezzo, founding partner of Carlezzo Advogados, began his career in law in 2002, in the city of Porto Alegre, in an economical consultancy firm, working on subjects related to corporate and tax planning. In the corporate sphere, provided consultancy in many mergers and acquisition operations, also serving as a counselor in some antitrust cases.

    The experience in business law gave Eduardo Carlezzo the ability to look at business in a more comprehensive and strategic way, favouring his activities in the sports market, industry to which he began to dedicate himself exclusively in 2004, when he founded Carlezzo Advogados in the city of São Paulo.

    In the same year, he launched the first legal book aimed exclusively at sports relations with the business sector, whose title is "Sports Business Law", which deals, among other aspects, with the transformation of football clubs into companies.

    Since 2004 he has participated in and advised a wide range of activities and sport business, ranging from advice to athletes and clubs, to agents, companies, sponsors and federations, among others.

    Eduardo has a strong presence in South American football advising clubs in several countries, as well as agents and athletes, in national and international transfers of players.

    Currently much of his legal practice is dedicated to international issues relating to procedures before FIFA, UEFA, Conmebol and Court of Arbitration for Sport.

    He participated in some of the most relevant cases of South American football in recent years, such as:

    The representation of Boca Juniors in their defense against Conmebol regarding incidents in the match against River Plate for the Libertadores Cup 2015.

    The representation of the Football Federation of Chile before FIFA and CAS in complaint against Bolivia resulting from the use of an irregular player in a match for the World Cup Qualifiers 2018

    The representation of 15 Uruguayan clubs appealing to the CAS against FIFA and Conmebol due to the intervention determined by FIFA in the Uruguayan Football Federation.

    Eduardo took part on the creation of "Primeira Liga" (an independent league composed by Brazilian football clubs of the series A and B) during 2015. He has since been their Legal Director.

    Combining technology with sport, Eduardo has acted in the representation of clients in transactions related to the gaming industry and its competitions, besides advising foreign sports betting companies in their insertion in the Brazilian market

    Year after year, Eduardo has been appearing on the main international lists of lawyers active in sport, among them the "Who's Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment" and "Who's Who Legal - Brazil".

  • Biography and Publications


    Portuguese, English and Spanish

    • Educational Background
    • Bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Regional Integrada – Erechim, 2001.
    • MBA em Direito da Economia e da Empresa pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2003.
    • Academic Activities and Institutions
    • President of the South American Football Lawyers Association.
    • Secretary of the Federal Committee of Sports Law of the Federal Council of the Bar
    • Association of Brazil (2013/2016).
    • Director of the Brazilian Sports Law Institute from 2004 to 2010.
    • Professor of the Post-graduation Course in Sports Law at the Escola Superior da Advocacia (Bar Association of Brazil/SP).
    • Member of the Advisory Board of the European Bulletin of Sports Law and Policy.
    • Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Chapter
    • Member of the International Association of Sports Law
    • Member of the Ibero-American Sports Law Institute
    • Member of the British Association of Sport and the Law
    • Member of the American Bar Association
    Publications – Book
    • Direito Desportivo Empresarial” (Corporate Sports Law), Juarez de Oliveira Publisher: 2004.
    Lectures and Conferences
    • “The new Civil Code and the transformation of the clubs. " The judiciary and sports law, Court of Justice/SC, Florianópolis, 07/25/2003.
    • "Transformation of football clubs in companies." Brazilian Bar Association, Sorocaba, 06/08/2006.
    • "International Transfers of Football Players." II Forum on Sports Law IBDD/AASP. Lawyers Association of São Paulo, São Paulo, 11/2006.
    • “Investments in athletes”. II Forum on Sports Law, Campinas, 2007.
    • "Contractual aspects and termination clauses in Brazil." International Sports Law Seminar, Buenos Aires – Argentina, 2007.
    • “Debate of the 10 years of Law 9615 (Pelé Law). Clubs x football players - how to equalize these interests?” Brazilian Institute for Sports Law and Lawyers Association of São Paulo, São Paulo, 03/26/2008.
    • “Pelé Law 10 years – retrospective and future”. II Forum on Sports Law, Campinas, 06/22/2008.
    • I Brazilian Forum on Sports Law. Commission for Sports Law of OAB and Higher Court of Sports (STJD), 09/11/2008.
    • "Major cases decided by FIFA and Court of Arbitration for Sport." Sports Law in Practice. Law School (ESA) of OAB/RS, Porto Alegre, 10/05/2008.
    • "Arbitration in Sport." Arbitration of conflicts: a contemporary vision of the arbitration. Law School of São Bernardo do Campo, São Bernardo do Campo, 11/18/2008.
    • "Opportunities in the FIFA World Cup." City Council, Erechim, 06/29/2009.
    • "Regulations on ther Status and Transfer of Players – training compensation, solidarity contribution and consequences of premature termination of the contract." I National Seminar on Sports Law in Practice. FBV – School of Boa Viagem, Recife, 09/25/2009.
    • "Federated Rights x Economic Rights." State Meeting of Sports Law. Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo, 10/16/2009.
    • "FIFA's licensing system for clubs participating in national and international competitions and UEFA's experience." V Sports Law Forum IBDD/AASP, São Paulo, 11/27/2009.
    • "FIFA's licensing system for clubs participating in national and international competitions and UEFA's experience”. Regional Seminar on Sports Law, Lawyers Association of Canelones (Uruguay), Montevideo - Uruguay, 12/11/2009.
    • "Regulations and business opportunities of the FIFA World Cup." Northeast Round - Towards the 2014 World Cup. Ministry of Sports, Salvador, 10/03/2010.
    • "Federative Rights x Economic Rights." Sports Law Symposium (to honor Marcílio Ramos Krieger). Law School of the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, 29/04/2010.
    • "The International Transactions and Their Implications on Sports Law." V National Seminar on Sports Law. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, 05/05/2010.
    • "The Sports Law in a Globalized World." XVII Forum for the Study of Law and Social Sciences. Regional Integrated University, Erechim/RS, 21/05/2010.
    • "Cycle of debates in Sports." Pontifical Catholic University, São Paulo, 27/09/2010.
    • “Aplication and Incorporation of the Internacional Sports Regulations in Brazilian Law”, São Paulo University, São Paulo, 29/01/2013.
    • “International Transfer Market of Football Players”. 1st South American Football Law Congress, Florianópolis, 03 e 04/04/2013.
    • “Cumprimento de sentença internacional (FIFA/ TAS-CAS) no Brasil”. University Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, 23/05/2014.
    • “Impact of the economic rights extinction in Brasil and South America”. 58th Internacional Lawyers Union Congress, Florence (Italy), 30/12/2014.
    • "New regulation FIFA about intermediaries in football". 2nd South American Football Law Congress, South American Football Lawyers Association. Santiago (Chile), 17/04/2015.
    • "South American Football Leagues: dream or reality?". 3rd South American Football Law Congress, South American Football Lawyers Association. Bogota (Colombia), 27/04/2016.

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