14 Sports Law hires Matilde Costa Dias

14 Sports Law has reinforced his team with the incorporation of internationally experienced lawyer Matilde Costa Dias

Matilde Costa Dias (pictured) strengthens the team of Porto-based law firm 14 Sports Law after five years at Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle in Barcelona, one of the leading Sports Law firms in the world.

Luís Cassiano Neves, founding partner of 14 Sports Law, is “proud of this important contract in the summer market. It is a bet on a growing quality of our services and above all a demand for the growth of our client portfolio, with an increasingly international scope. Matilde’s experience in the global sports panorama is an added value for 14 Sports Law.”

14 Sports Law is a reference in national and international Sports Law. It has over one hundred contractual disputes in international fora (FIFA and TAS), and over 60 international transfers in which it has provided legal assistance. It has taken part in the acquisition of two professional football clubs, and has clients in Europe, South America and Asia, with a special focus on China and the Middle East.

Matilde Costa Dias was part of the Pinto Ruiz & Del Valle Sports Law area where she provided legal advice to the different agents in the Sports industry such as clubs, players and sports institutions on contractual and statutory matters. She also acted in lawsuits and arbitrations within FIFA, TAS-CAS and other international and national institutions relating to sports or commercial sports matters. One of the most relevant cases before TAS where Dias was involved was the Copa Libertadores’s final, where she was one of the lawyers representing Boca Juniors.

Before 14 Sports and Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle she worked at CRA Law Firm Central Europe in Lisbon, also in the Sports Law area. She was committed to this practice since her academic years, when she graduated in Law in Sport Studies at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and took a Master’s degree in International Sports Law at ISDE Business Law School.

Antonio Jimenez Morato