Cassandra is a jurist, with an LLM from UC Berkeley, Masters in European law and in Sports law, an LLB in Law and French from Cardiff University. Her professional career in sports law and consultancy includes law firms in Paris, Lisbon and the European Commission. She has advised football clubs and agents on transfers and contracts and represented players’ interests at the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.
Most recently, she was a legal counsel and Senior Project Manager at the Sports conventions division at the Council of Europe. She dealt with legal issues related to the conventions, including the co-ordination of advisory groups of the Anti-Doping Convention notably dealing with legal issues, including the revision of the World Anti-doping Code and criminal legislation related to doping in sports. She was previously the project manager of a European and then global project, Keep Crime out of Sport (KCOOS). The project provided countries worldwide with practical and technical assistance for implementing measures to combat Manipulations of sports competitions and dealing with disciplinary and criminal aspects of the problem, in the framework of the international convention of the same name. In her spare time, she plays football and is a CFF3 level coach.
Ludovico Calvi, GLMS President: “We are happy to welcome Cassandra in our team. Her legal background, her awareness of the sports integrity policies, as well as her experience with intergovernmental institutions such as the Council of Europe will, for sure, be a great asset for our growing association”.
Cassandra Matilde Fernandes will join the team in Lausanne on April 1st, 2020.
About GLMS (glms-sport.org)
GLMS is the state lotteries’ mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition. Building on six years of experience with the establishment in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went global in January 2015 extending the network to other continents. GLMS facilitates the sharing of sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports organizations. GLMS comprises 29 Members from all over the globe.
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