Daniel Cravo Souza 

Founding Partner at Cravo, Pastl and Balbuena Associated Attorneys. CAS Arbitrator (football and general list).


Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Football Lawyers (AIAF) and of the Editorial Board of Football Legal (Journal). Arbitrator before the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA). Member of the CAS ad hoc Division for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Member of the ad hoc panel of the Discipline Tribunal for the World Athletics World Championships in Oregon - July 2022. Legal Advisor of the Brazilian Tennis Confederation.


Professor at ISDE (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía), Universidad Austral - Buenos Aires, FIFA Executive Programme in Football Agency and FIFA Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration (2023). Speaker at various conferences and courses related to law, arbitration and management in sports – mainly football-, such as the Congreso Internacional en Derecho del Fútbol (RFEF), the various editions of the AIAF Congress, the CIES-FIFA Congress of Football International Law in Buenos Aires 2019, the Law in Sports - London, the Soccerex, the FITS Forum – Financial, Integrity and Transparency in Sports (Geneva), the multiple events organized by ALADDE, the various editions of the International Meeting on Labor-Sports Law, organized by the Superior Labor Court of Brazil. Coordinator of the International Congress on Contemporary Sports Law (promoted by the Foundation of the Preparatory School to the Public Ministry, Porto Alegre, Brazil), editions 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, and of the Sports Law Core of the School of the Magistracy of Rio Grande do Sul (Escola da AJURIS).


Provides legal services to clubs, athletes, intermediaries, agents, associations, federations, investors and companies involved in sports, with a large experience in consultancy and proceedings before the Brazilian authorities, as well as in international cases before international sports federations. Such performance encompasses a variety of subjects, as, for instance, competition, disciplinary, contractual, player’s transfers, agents/intermediaries-related matters, governance, ethics and doping-related matters in many different modalities.

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Law firm address:

Avenida Carlos Gomes, n. 1155, cj. 802
Porto Alegre l RS l Brasil CEP: 90408-004 | Brazil


Telephone: + 55 51 30799700
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