Cassandra Matilde Fernandes reinforces GLMS’ Legal Department

Cassandra Fernandes is the new Legal and Projects Manager of GLMS.

The executive will join the team of the Global Lottery Monitoring System in Lausanne on April 1st.

GLMS announced the recruitment of Cassandra Matilde Fernandes as the new Legal and Projects Manager. She is a jurist, with an LLM from UC Berkeley, Masters in European law and in Sports law, besides 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 at the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.

Most recently, she was a legal counsel and Senior Project Manager at the Sports conventions division at the Council of Europe. Fernandes dealt with legal issues related to the conventions, including the co-ordination of advisory groups of the Anti-Doping Convention, discussing legal issues, including the revision of the World Anti-doping Code and criminal legislation related to doping in sports. She was previously the project manager of a European and then global project, Keep Crime out of Sport (KCOOS). The project provided countries worldwide with practical and technical assistance for implementing measures to combat manipulations of sports competitions and dealing with disciplinary and criminal aspects of the problem.

Ludovico Calvi, President of GLMS, commented: “We are happy to welcome Cassandra in our team. Her legal background, her awareness of the sports integrity policies, as well as her experience with intergovernmental institutions such as the Council of Europe will, for sure, be a great asset for our growing association.”

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) is the state lotteries’ mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a sport competition.