Emilio Garcia

Head of Disciplinary and Integrity, UEFA

Emilio has a Doctor in Law at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid in which he served as Associate Professor on Labour and Sports Law since 2004 until 2012. Master in Sports Law (2003, Lleida University, Spain) and Master in European Sports Governance (Science Po, Paris). In the field of football, Emilio was responsible for all legal matters as Legal Director of the Spanish Football Federation for more than eight years (2004-2012). At the same time, he was appointed asmember of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body for the period 2006-2012.In March 2012, he was also appointed CAS Arbitrator by the International Council for Arbitration of Sport. In September 2012, Emilio joined UEFA as Head of Disciplinary and Integrity. He is currently responsible for Disciplinary and Integrity matters within the Legal Department of UEFA. Over the last four years, Emilio acted as UEFA’s main legal counsel at the most relevant proceedings relating to disciplinary (Fenerbahce, Serbia & Albania, Legia), financial fair play (Malaga, Galatasaray) and match-fixing proceedings (Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Eskiserhirspor, Skenderbeu) in European football before CAS.