KIAP, attorneys at law, has become the official legal consultant of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
According to the terms of the agreement, lawyers of KIAP will provide a full range of advice to the federation’s consultation on any legal issues arising in the activities of FIDE.
Taking into account the important social component in the activities of the International Chess Federation in supporting educational and charitable initiatives, KIAP will also take an active part in them.
KIAP is the founder of the International Charity Tournament for Lawyers and their Friends Legal Chess, the next stage of which will take place in the summer of 2021.
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the sport of chess, and it regulates all international chess competitions. Constituted as a non-governmental institution, it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a Global Sporting Organization in 1999.
FIDE currently has its headquarters in Laussane, but it was initially founded in 1924 in Paris under the motto “Gens una Sumus” (Latin for “We are one Family”). It was one of the very first International Sports Federations, alongside the governing bodies of the sports of Football, Cricket, Swimming, and Auto Racing. It is now one of the largest: being chess a truly global sport, with dozens of millions of players in all the continents, the FIDE englobes 195 countries as affiliate members, in the form of National Chess Federations.