Cassandra Fernandes

Senior Project Officer, Council of Europe

Cassandra Fernandes is the Senior Project Officer in charge of the Joint EU and Council of Europe project, Keep Crime out of Sport. The Project is the operational aspect of the promotion of the International convention on the manipulation of sports competitions, of the Council of Europe. Project KCOOS provides countries with practical and technical assistance for implementing measures to combat sports manipulations . Cassandra is a jurist, with Masters in European law and in Sports law and 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 within the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. In her spare time, she is a football player and a coach.