Top International Lawyer Nilo Effori has been appointed by Asante Kotoko as their new Head of Legal (International ).
As an international sports lawyer, the 38 year old, has vast experience handling legal issues of clubs, athletes, agents, intermediaries, and international sports federations.
Asante Kotoko have recently been in the news for bad reasons because of breaching several football rules and laws.
The most recent case which brought a taint on the club’s image was FIFA ordering the club to pay an amount of money to Tunisian club Esperance after illegally signing and registering Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Clottey who was on their books.
Nilo Effori is expected to help the club in this quest and will act together with Asante Kotoko’s domestic legal head Akua Pokuaa Kwarteng.
The respected Brazilian worked on Lucas Moura’s transfer from PSG to Tottenham Hotspurs and represents other top athletes worldwide.
Highlighted as a top lawyer by market commentators, Nilo’s strong football expertise means Asante Kotoko have the right man on their side.
Read more about him in his profile below.
Nilo Effori has been an international sports lawyer since and attended the Faculdades Integradas Antônio Eufrásio de Toledo in Presidente Prudente in Brazil and graduated in law.
In November 2012, Effori joined the international law firm Dentons and from February 2014 to February 2015 worked at Mishcon de Reya in London as a sports lawyer.
Nilo is the founding partner of Effori Sports Law (Effori Sociedade de Advogados), a boutique law firm based in São Paulo and London, specialising entirely in all manner of international sports disputes.
With more than a decade of experience in this field, Nilo has advised clubs, athletes, agents, intermediaries and international sports federations and has successfully represented his clients in disciplinary, regulatory, contractual and doping disputes in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, FIFA Players’ status committee, FEI Tribunal, FIA International Court of Appeal and other international sports federations’ decision-making bodies.
Nilo has also advised on international transfers as well as handling contractual matters for clubs and athletes, including formula one drivers and UEFA Champions League clubs winners.
More recently, Nilo has been advising clients in the Middle East, and particularly in Qatar, assisting the Qatar Sports for all Federation in improving the legal structure for the country’s clubs and federations.