José Francisco Manssur

CSMV announces new partner for betting and sports practice area

CSMV Advogados has announced José Francisco Manssur (pictured), former special advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, as a new partner. With a solid career in sports law, he will assume the position of head of the firm’s Betting and Sports area, which will work in partnership with our Entertainment and Sports area, led by André Sica.

In his more than 25 years of professional experience, Manssur was one of the authors of the bill that created the Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (SAF) and took part in the Ministry of Sport’s Working Group responsible for drafting the Estatuto do Torcedor (Fan Statute). More recently, as a special advisor to the Executive Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance, he was at the forefront of drafting the rules for the fixed-odds betting sector in Brazil, which culminated in the enactment of Law 14.790/23, which regulated sports betting and online gaming in Brazil.

A lawyer who graduated in 1998 from PUC/SP, Manssur was a lecturer on Sports Law at FGV/SP’s Training Course for Sports Professionals, on the Marketing Champion Course at ESPM/SP and on the Sports Management Course at São Marcos University. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Sports Law at USP Law School. He is one of the authors of the books “Futebol Mercado e Estado”, “Sociedade Anônima do Futebol” and Comentários à Lei 14.193, de 6 de agosto de 2021 – Lei da SAF”.