The International Chess Federation (FIDE) and ALRUD Law Firm have signed an agreement stipulating that the law firm’s specialists will provide broad legal support on issues that emerge in the federation’s activities.
The agreement took effect on 1 January 2022. It will be valid for one year and can be further extended. For ALRUD, chess is not only a means of personal achievements and personal growth for its employees, but also a resource that enables the law firm to rally interests around this sport at the corporate level and provide social assistance.
The law firm’s representatives regularly take part in various chess tournaments, including the first FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship, which took place in February 2021. ALRUD was also the highest donor during the fundraising that FIDE organized in parallel to that event, with the purpose of gathering funds to support social initiatives.
As part of its cooperation with FIDE, ALRUD plans to continue its active involvement in promoting chess and developing intellectual sports in Russia and abroad.
FIDE was founded on 20 July 1924 in Paris. FIDE promotes the sport of chess and organizes candidate tournaments, world champion matches, chess Olympiads and other international chess tournaments. It also awards sports titles as well as calculates and publishes the official ratings of chess players.
FIDE currently unites more than 190 national chess federations around the world under its motto “Gens Una Sumus” (“We Are One Family”).
In 1999, the International Olympic Committee recognized FIDE as the international governing body of a sport that is not part of the Olympic programme.
FIDE is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.