Luis Villas-Boas Pires

A Portuguese qualified lawyer with 20 years of experience in different areas of law (corporate, capital markets, commercial, sports) in Lisbon and London. Graduated in law from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa with a FIFA Master in International (MA) Management, Law and the Humanities of Sport.

 He is currently Head of Agents at FIFA, having commenced in the role in October 2019. Previously, Luís was working as senior legal counsel at the ethics department of FIFA, where he handled more than 100 ethics cases (from preliminary investigation to formal proceedings). Before joining FIFA, he worked with a CAS arbitrator, handling different cases related to sports law.

 Presently, Luís leads the agents department that manages the procedures relating to disputes involving Football Agents decided by the Agents Chamber of the Football Tribunal and the licence applications to become and remain a FIFA-licensed Football Agent