Victor Eleuterio is an attorney graduated from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) and holding a master (LL.M) in International Sports Law from ISDE Madrid (Spain, 2015). He joined Bichara e Motta Advogados Sports & Entertainment Law team in 2010, having broad experience in contentions matters before FIFA, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), with focus on contractual, employment, disciplinary and transfer-related disputes. Victor also renders legal advice to different stakeholders in the world of sports, such as individual athletes, investors, clubs, federations, confederations and agents.
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Victor directly acted as counsel for individual athletes and different governing bodies in a variety of issues. As part of the Bichara e Motta Advogados Sports and Entertainment Law team, he was invited to train a group of specialists in arbitration selected by the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association (OAB/RJ) to act as pro bono counsel for athletes and federations before the CAS Ad Hoc and Anti-Doping Divisions during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Between 2008 and 2009, Victor worked at the Legal Department and at the Permanent Biding Committee of SUDERJ, a public body then in charge of administrating the Maracanã Stadium and Complex, specialising in bidding procedures, administrative contracts and agreements related to sports.
Victor is a delegate at the Sports Law Commission of the Niteroi Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro), an arbitrator at the Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation (CBMA), as well as visiting lecturer in numerous sports law, sports management and marketing courses, speaker in events and author of several publications on sports law.
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