Rodrigo Ortega Sánchez is a special counsel at Beccar Varela. He joined the firm in 2011.
He advises on sports law, covering all stages, from conception to monitoring and development of sports contracts in general, focusing on the drafting and negotiation of federal rights transfer contracts, among other issues. Rodrigo has extensive experience advising European clubs in the development of subsidiaries or training centers in Argentina and advising football players in international conflicts related to the collection of owed amounts.
He has advised various clients, both local and international, on structuring football investments as well as on matters related to sports sponsorships. His experience also includes advice to private clients in the business between Argentina and France.
Rodrigo obtained his Law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (2011). He lived in France for more than six years, where he obtained his LLM in French, European and International Business Law (2008) from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). Back in Argentina, in 2011, he obtained his Diploma in Sports Law, Administration, and Management of Sports Entities from the Universidad Argentina J. F. Kennedy and the Postgraduate School of the Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal (CPACF).
He is a co-founder member of the Board of Directors of the A.I.A.F. (International Association of Football Lawyers); co-founder and general secretary of the A.L.I.D. (Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria Deportiva); coordinator of the Sports Law Commission of the Association of French-Latin American Jurists Andrés Bello; and a CPACF Sports Law Institute member. He is an arbitrator of the sports arbitration list of Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem (CBMA).
Rodrigo authored several articles on sports law published in magazines and specialized publications and co-authored the regulation on sports arbitration of the Latin American Association of Sports Law. He has participated as a lecturer in specialty congresses, both in Argentina and abroad. He is a visiting Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and the Postgraduate School of the CPACF (Argentina).
He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association.
He speaks Spanish, French and English.