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Pedro Trengrouse becomes VP of new OAB’s special commission on Gaming and Lotteries

The lawyer and professor Pedro Trengrouse was appointed as vice-president of the new Special Commission on Sports, Lottery and Entertainment Law of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), which has been presiding by his colleague Flavio Zveiter since last Monday. Trengrouse played a key role in the legalization of sports betting in Brazil. He is Academic Coordinator of the Executive Program FGV / FIFA / CIES of Sports Management and Law of Sports, FIFA Master.

Last Monday, OAB created this special commission and was appointed president Flavio Zveiter, lawyer and Brazilian professor, 37 years old, who was a member of the Commission of Jurists in the Federal Senate and was responsible for drafting the General Sports Law bill. He was inducted in 2016 as Federal Councilor of the Brazilian Bar Association, representing the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Considering the favorable position on the regulation of gaming in Brazil expressed by the president of the OAB federal council in this article published in O Globo newspaper, the Special Commission of Sports, Lottery and Entertainment Law will have a proactive role in defense of the regulation of the activity in the country.

Trengrouse, along with the current president of the Federal OAB, Felipe Santa Cruz, has already written in O Globo defending the regulation of the gaming sector in Brazil. In that column, he called for "clear rules for gambling" since "the only effective way to combat illegal gambling, organized crime and prevent its use for money laundering is good regulation."

"Brazil can not wait any longer. Both in the House and in the Senate there are bills ready for voting in plenary. The approval of any one of them will allow the House to deepen the discussion and improve the text. The delay in regulating matters only illegal gambling," says Trengrouse.

Pedro Trengrouse's profile

Pedro Trengrouse is a lawyer graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, with a monograph on Principles of Sports Law, published by the Brazilian Institute of Sports Law. Master in Humanities, Management and Law of Sports - FIFA Master, with a dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility of Sports Organizations, published by Bocconi University and origin of the Department of Social Responsibility of FIFA. Specialist in Casino Regulation by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Academic Coordinator of the FGV / FIFA / CIES Executive Program in Sports Management, he is a Professor at the Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation and was Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Legal Vice President of the Football Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Advisor Member of the Juridical Committee of the Club of 13, Guest Professor of the FIFA Master and Consultant of the UN in the service of the Federal Government for legislative matters of sport, in particular of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Trengrouse is also a Member of the Legal Studies Committee of the National Sports Council, an Effective Member of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, Member of the Board of the Cultural Association of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Charitable Association of Rehabilitation - ABBR and the Academy.

Source: GMB