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Me Prosper Abega (1964)

Avocat (France / Cameroon) Fr
Marseille / France

Avocat. Membre de la Commission des Affaires Juridiques de la FIFA. Membre de la Commission des Affaires Juridiques de la CAF. Président de la Commission dAppel de la Confédération Africaine de Football. Expert FIFA dans le cadre du Programme "Gouvernance".

Mr Gustavo Albano Abreu (1965)

Attorney-at-law (Argentina) Eng/Sp
Buenos Aires / Argentina

Doctor in Law. President of the Antidoping National Disciplinary Tribunal of Argentina (2016- ); Director of Cátedra de Derecho del Deporte, Universidad Austral. Executive Director of LLM, Universidad Austral. Legal Advisor. Member of Tribunal de Disciplina of Ente Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (ENARD).

Mr Gerardo Luis Acosta Perez (1974)

Lawyer (Paraguay) Eng/Fr/Sp
Asuncion / Paraguay

Professor in Sport Law, National University of Assuncion (Paraguay); Academic Director, Master in Management of Sport, National Universtiy of East (Paraguay); Legal advisor of the Paraguayan Football Federation in negotiation and rights of the television contract for the qualifying of the FIFA World Championship South Africa 2010; President of National University Sports Confederation of Paraguay (2000-2005); Director of Legal Commission of the National Athletics Federation of Paraguay (2013-_); Director of Legal Commission of the National Olympic Committee of Paraguay (2013-_); Director of Legal Commission of National Hockey Federation of Paraguay (2013-_); Director of Legal Commission of South America Swimming Confederation (2014-_); Member of the Legal Commission of the South America Tennis Confederation (2014-_); Member of the Arbitration Tribunal of the South America Master's Athletes Association (2014-_); Member of the National Anti-Doping Organization (2014-_)

Mr Saleh Al Obeidli (1980)

Attorney-at-law (United Arab Emirates) Eng/Ar
Dubai / United Arab Emirates

Lawyer and Managing Partner of "Saleh Alobeidli Advocates & Legal Consultants"; member of the Executive Committee of the Sharjah International Arbitration Centre; Counsel for the Saudi FA; Counsel for the UAE FA.

Mr Salman Al-Ansari (1981)

lawyer (Qatar) Eng/Ar
Doha / Qatar

Vice-President Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration (2016- ); Qatar Player's Association (2015- ); Al-Ansari & Associates (2007- ); Qatar University College of Law (2008- ); Member of the Appeal Committee of the Asian Football Confederation;

Mr Reto Annen (1977)

Arbitrator (Switzerland) Eng/Deu
Chur / Switzerland

Founder and Vice-President of the Swiss Association of Ice Hockey Players (SAIP); Founder and Board Member (secretary) of the World Association of Ice Hockey Players Union (WAIPU); Found and Vice-President of the "Fairsport Association" athlete agency

Mr Mario René Archila Cruz (1962)

Attorney-at-law (Guatemala) Eng/Sp
Ciudad de Guatemala / Guatemala

Lawyer and Notary. Partner of Consortium-Rodríguez, Archila, Castellanos, Solares & Aguilar, S.C., Ex-Arbitration and Litigation. Secretary of the Executive Commission of the National Federation of Football in Guatemala. Ex-President of the Disciplinary Organization of the National Football League in Guatemala.

Mr Juan Pablo Arriagada Aljaro (1971)

Attorney-at-law (Chile) Eng/Sp
Santiago / Chile

Masters degree in Law. Attorney at law. Partner of the law firm "Abud & CIA. Lawyers", Santiago, Chile. General Secretary of Chilean Football Federation (1997 – 2001). Member of the Chilean Association of Work and Social Security Law. Professor of Oral Litigation from California Western School of Law.

Dr Marco Balmelli (1969)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu/It
Basel / Switzerland

Dr.iur. Attorney-at-law, Notary Public. Partner, Kellerhals Anwälte, Basel (sportslaw including the consultation of professional international athletes, corporate law, M & A and commercial law.

Mr Efraim Barak (1957)

Attorney-at-law (Israel) Eng/Sp
Tel Aviv / Israel

Senior Partner, D. Mirkin & Co., Advocates & Notaries. Member of Sports Law and Sports Legislation Committee of the Israel Bar. General Counsel and Head of legal department of the Israel Football Association. Member of UEFA's legal Committee. Professor and Academic Director at the Master degree program in international Sport Law, at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia ISDE in Madrid. Professor of Sport Law in various Universities worldwide. Member of the Board and treasurer of the "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte". Ex-Member (Judge) of the Supreme Court of the Israel Basket Ball Association.

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Mr Alasdair Bell (1963)

Attorney-at-law (United Kingdom) Eng
Nyon / Switzerland

General Counsel/Director of Legal Affairs UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland. Former Partner, McDermott Will & Emery (2007-2010). Former Partner Hammonds (2004-2007). Formerly Principal outside Counsel to UEFA for 15 years on all matters of European union law.

The Hon. Michael Beloff (1942)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

QC. Barrister (Blackstone Chambers, London), MA (Oxford), President of Trinity College, Oxford (1996-2006); Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn, London Treasurer 2008; Senior Ordinary Judge of the Court of  Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey; former Recorder of the Crown Court and Deputy High Court Judge; Chairman, International Cricket Council Code of Conduct Commission; Steward of the RAC (Motor Racing). Member of the CAS ad hoc Divisions at the Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and at the Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006. President, British Association of Sport and Law. Member of the FIAs International Appeal Panel. President IAAF Ethics Commission (2014).

Me Michele A.R. Bernasconi (1963)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu/It/Sp
Zürich / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law. Partner Bär & Karrer AG, Rechtsanwälte. Assistant & Lecturer at Zürich University 1991-1994. LL.M. at Harvard University (Mass., USA) 1995-1996. President of the ASDS, Swiss Sports Law Association. Past Chair of the Committee Telecommunications of the IBA, International Bar Association. WIPO Panelist in ICANN domain name proceedings. Co-Director of the UEFA Football Law Programme. Member of the ASA, Swiss Arbitration Association. Chair of the Committee Sports Law of the Swiss Bar Association. Chair of the Subcommittee Sports-related Disputes of the ABA, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee. Member of the Executive Board of Swiss Tennis.

Dr Anna Bordiugova (1982)

Attorney-at-law (Ukraine) Eng/It/Ru
Kiev / Ukraine

PhD, Sports lawyer (2003- ); match delegate and Ethics & Disciplinary Inspector at UEFA; Member of the legal Commission of the NOC of Ukraine; Legal Counsel & Member of Disciplinary Commissions of NADO of Ukraine; Athlete, professional athlete 100mH & 400mH (1991-2005): Member of national athletics team of Ukraine

Attorney-at-law Gonzalo Bossart (1974)

Attorney-at-law (Chile / Switzerland) Eng/Sp
Santiago / Chile

Master in humanities, management and law of sports; Partner and co-founder of Alessandri, Bossart & Pacheco law firm; Professor of sports law degree "management in sports" at Universidad Santo Tomás/CIES Programme; Executive Director at MAN Sports Management SpA, sports events eagency (beach soccer worldwide franchisee); Former legal counsel of FIFA Players' Status Department; Former member of the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Sports of Chile;

Mr Rui Botica Santos (1968)

Attorney-at-law (Portugal) Eng/Sp/Por
Lisbon / Portugal

Lawyer. Based in Lisbon/Portugal and Macau/China. Partner of CRA - Law Firm. Arbitrator of the Portuguese Centre for Commercial Arbitration. Board Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte", Club Español de Arbitraje, AIJA and European league for Economic Cooperation. Lecturer on Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration at the Masters Degree Course in International Sports Law at ISDE-Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid, Spain.

Mr John Francis Boultbee (1950)

Lawyer (Australia) Fr/Eng/Deu
Sydney / Australia

LL.M. Master of laws, London University; Barrister; Director of the Australian Institute of Sport; former Secretary General of the International Rowing Federation (FISA). Former Head of National Teams, Football Federation Australia. Former Director of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Me Michel K Brizoua-Bi (1966)

Avocat (Ivory Coast) Fr
Abidjan / Ivory Coast

Mr Bruce Buck (1946)

Attorney-at-law (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

Juris Doctor. Attorney-at-law. Chairman of Audit Committee, FA Premier League. Member of Legal Advisory Group, FA Premier League. Chairman of Chelsea Football Club.

Dr Markus Bösiger (1957)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Eng/Deu
Zurich / Switzerland

Dr.iur. Attorney-at-law. Partner at Kämpfen Bösiger Theiler & Partner. Lecturer at Wirtschaftshochschule Nordweistschweiz.

Mr Fernando J. Cabrera Garcia (1965)

Attorney-at-law (Mexico) Eng/Sp
Mexico / Mexico

LL.M. Member of the Legal Committee of the Iberoamerican Telecomunications Organization-OTI. General Legal Counsel of AT&T, Mexico (2016- ); Formerly, General Counsel of Grupo Iusacell. Professor of Sports Law and Regulations at the Universidad del Valle de México and Escuela de Estudios Universitarios Real Madrid (Mexico City). Former Executive Vice President of Mexican professional soccer team "Monarcas Morelia". 2002- 2004 Member of the Statutes and Regulations Committee of the Mexican Football Federation. 

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Mr Leandro Cantamessa Arpinati (1948)

lawyer (Italy) Eng/It
Milan / Italy

Longstanding legal advisor to AC Milan; Member of the Board of AC Milan (1998-); Vice President of the Automobile Club of Milan (1998-2008); Professor of Right of Sport at the Università Statale di Milano.

Mr Edward Canty (1975)

Solicitor (United Kingdom) Eng
Manchester / United Kingdom

Centrefield LLP, Sport – Law – Media, partner (2015- ); James Chapman & Co Sports Department, solicitor (1999-2006); Brabners LLP Sports Department, partner (2006-2015); non-executive Board Director of the Professional Footballers Asscoiation Company, PFA Enterprises Ltd.;

Me Olivier Carrard (1956)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu
Genève / Switzerland

Senior Partner and Attorney at law at the Lawfirm Ziegler Poncet Grumbach Carrard Luscher in Geneva; President of the Swiss Fencing Federation since 2004; Participant in the 1982 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (team épée); 1982 individual European Champion in Mödling; 1982 team World Vice Champion in Rome; President of the "Fondation du Panathlon Club Genève"; Member of the CAS ad hoc Division of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Mr Angelo Cascella (1966)

Attorney-at-law (Italy) Eng/Sp/It
Vicenza / Italy

Lawyer. FIFA Players agent. Attorney-at-law in sport disputes related to FIFA, LIGA, FIGC, F.A. Prem. League. Counsel to the Italian Federation of Tennis (F.I.T.). Lecturer at the Master Course S.B.S. "Strategies ad Business for Sport" (Venice University and Verde Sport). Member of C.A.E. (European Arbitration Court). Counsel to Athletes, Coaches and Players Agents. Lecturer at the University ISDE of Madrid, at the master Course "FIFA players agent" and at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria. Visiting academic of the Center for International Sports Law (CISL) at Staffordshire University, Birmingham; Lecturer at Sole24h Master Course, "Fifa Players Agent", Rome; Lecturer at the University Mediterranea, Reggio Calabria.

Mr Mauricio Chiriboga Merino (1986)

Lawyer (Ecuador) Eng/Sp/Fr
Madrid / Spain

Masters degree in sports law. Attorney at law specialized in sport related disputes and disciplinary procedures. Founding partner of the law firm "SPORTIUS Legal Advice". Member of the Madrid Association of Sports Law.

Mr George Christofides (1972)

attorney-at-law, legal consultant (Greece) Eng
Larnaca / Cyprus

Law lecturer, Frederick University (2014-); President of the Disciplinary Committee of the Cyprus Basketball Association (2010-2014); President of the Disciplinary Committee of the Cyprus Motor Sport Federation (2009-); Legal advisor and consultant of the President of the Cyprus Sports Organisation (2008-2013)

Mr Massimo Coccia (1957)

Professor, Attorney-at-law (Italy) Fr/Eng/Sp/It
Rome / Italy

J.D. (University of Rome), LL.M. (University of Michigan); Partner of law firm “Coccia De Angelis & Associati”; Admitted to Italian high courts; Adjunct Professor of International Law at Tuscia University; Member of the Italian Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration for Sports; Secretary General of the Italian Society of Sports Law (SIDS);

Mr José María Cruz (1960)

Lawyer (Spain) Eng/Sp
Sevilla / Spain

Attorney-at-law. General Manager of Sevilla Fútbol Club and Vice-President of the Board of Directors. Partner of Ernst and Young (Tax and Legal) (1988-2004). Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Spanish Professional Football Company (subsidiary of the Spanish Professional Football League (2009-). Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Professional Football League (2009-). Vice-President of the Spanish Professional Football League. Member of the Committee of Experts advising to UEFA for the implmentation of of Financial Fair Play (2009). Member of the Legal Advisory Panel of European Clubs Association (ECA).

Mr Ricardo De Buen Rodriguez (1967)

Attorney-at-law (Mexico) Eng/Sp
Mexico / Mexico

Attorney-at-law. Partner of the law firm “De Buen Rodriguez Abogados, S.C." - Mexico City. Member of the Mexican Bar Association. Founding member of the Mexican Association of Labor and Social Security Law. National consultant for Mexico for the International Labor Organization (OIT). Member of the American Bar Association. Member of the Mexico - US Law Institute. Professor of Labor Law (Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) and Instituto Tecnolgico Autonomo de México (ITAM). Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte"

Mr Bruno De Vita (1958)

attorney-at-law (Canada) Eng
Vancouver / Canada

Managing partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver, Canada; Legal Counsel to Canadian provincial and national football (soccer) associations;

Mr Frans De Weger (1978)

Attorney-at-law (Netherlands) Eng
Zeist / Netherlands

Legal counsel of Federation of Dutch Professional Football Clubs (FBO); Member of Dutch Association of Sports Law; Author of “The Jurisprudence of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber” and co-author of “CAS and Football: Landmark cases”, published by Springer and ASSER International.

Mr Carlos Del Campo Colás (1960)

Lawyer (Spain) Eng/Sp
Madrid / Spain

General Secretary of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LNFP - Spanish Professional Football League) from March 2001 until present. Secretary and Counsel of the Professional Football Foundation. Delegate of the Spanish Court of Arbitration of Football (TAF, Tribunal Arbitral del Fútbol). Member of Rex Sport. Professional Football Strategy Council of UEFA. Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte"

Ms Margarita Echeverria Bermúdez (1966)

Attorney-at-law (Costa Rica) Eng
San José / Costa Rica

Attorney at law and Notary. Legal Adviser for Costa Rican Football Federation. General Manager for Costa Rican Football Federation.

Mr Luigi Fumagalli (1959)

Prof. Attorney-at-law (Italy) Fr/Eng/It
Milano / Italy

Professor – University of Milan. Attorney at law. Appeals Judge of Euroleague Basketball. President of a Division of the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal. Former member of the Italian National Olympic Committee Court of Arbitration for sports-related disputes (2009-2013). Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Beijing 2008.

Dr Ernesto Gamboa (1952)

Arbitrator, attorney (Colombia) Eng/Sp
Bogota D.C. / Colombia

Senior and Founding Partner at Gamboa & Acevedo Abogados (2002-_); Professor of Civil Procedure Law at Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogata D.C. (2004-_); General Legal Advisor of the major Division of Colombian Professional Football (Dimayor) (1998-_); General Legal Advisor of the Colombian Football Federation (1998-_); Legal Advisor of Fedefutbol

Mr Alvaro Garcia Alaman de la Calle (1970)

lawyer (Spain) Eng/Sp
Madrid / Spain

Member of the legal services department of Real Madrid FC; Member of the Legal Advisory Panel of the European Club Association (ECA); Mediator in the ECA; Member of the Asociacion Espanola de Derecho de Deporte (AEDD)

Ms Svenja Geissmar (1964)

lawyer (Germany) Eng/Deu
London / United Kingdom

General counsel of Arsenal Football Club; Chair of the Arsenal Foundation; Member of the Executive Committee of Arsenal Football Club

Dr Chris Georghiades (1953)

Attorney-at-law (Cyprus) Eng
Limassol / Cyprus

Partner in law firm Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC; Member of the UEFA Appeals Body; President of the Judicial and Disciplinary Committee of the Cyprus Swimming and Sailing Associations; Former President of the Cyprus Football Association Regulations Committee; legal advisor to various football clubs and players; Former member of the Council of the Cyprus Football Association.

Dr Francisco Gonzalez de Cossio (1972)

Attorney-at-law (Mexico) Eng/Sp
México / Mexico

Founding and Managing Partner of González de Cossío Abogados - Mexico City. Chair of the Arbitration Committee, Mexican Bar Association. Chair of the Antitrust Committee, Mexican Branch of the ICC. Professor of Arbitration, Corporate/ Business law and Antitrust (Universidad Iberoamericana).

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas (1964)

Professor (Germany) Fr/Eng/Deu/It
Zurich / Switzerland

PhD.Professor of law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Former Chairman of the Geman Anti-Doping Commission (1999-2002) and of the advisory group on legal issues of the monitoring group of the Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention (2002-2004). Since 1998, member of the Appeals Tribunal and since 2007 of the Arbitration Tribunal of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Member of the drafting team for the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code(2006-2007).

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Mr Raymond Hack (1950)

Attorney-at-law (South Africa) Eng
Johannesburg / South Africa

Practicing Attorney, Senior Partner at Rapeport Incorporated. Former Chief Executive Officer of the South African Football Association and Board Member of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee; Chairman of the Legal and Constitutional Committee, Anti-Doping Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency – Legal Member, Independent Observer Commonwealth Games; Member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, Legal and Anti-Doping Member; Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Confederation of African Football; Member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee; Board Member of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport.

Mr Lars Halgreen (1964)

Attorney-at-law (Denmark) Eng
Copenhagen / Denmark

Lawyer. Legal Director at International Sports Services and Arbitration IVS (2017- ); External Professor of Copenhagen University in Sports Law.

Dr Mahmoud Hammami (1958)

Lawyer (Tunisia) Fr/Eng/Ar
Tunis / Tunisia

PHD in private law (University of Montpellier). Chief Executive Officer of SNDP-AGIL. General Treasurer Tunisian Football Federation (FTF:2001-2010). General Secretary National Olympic Committee (CNOT: 2010-). CAF, Finance Committee Member (since 2002). Union Arab Football Association/Finance Committee Member (since 2004).

Mr Akihiko Hara (1952)

Attorney-at-law (Japan) Eng/Jap
Tokyo / Japan

Attorney-at-law. Private practice of law. Member of Legal Committee of EAFF (East Asia Football Federation). Member of Legal Committee of JFA. Legal Counsel to Japan Organizing Committee for FIFA World Cup 2002. Member of FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (2002-2005).

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Mr Bernhard Heusler (1963)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Eng/Deu
Basel / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law. Partner of Wenger Plattne law firm. President and Delegate of FC Basel 1893 Ltd. Member/Representative of FC Basel 1983-ECA. Member of the Committee of the Swiss Football League.

Mr Lars Hilliger (1971)

Attorney-at-law (Denmark) Eng
Copenhagen / Denmark

Attorney-at-law/Partner Advice Law Firm; Member of FIBA Appeal Panel (2010-); Member of the Board of Appeal for DBU Club Licensing (2004-); Board Member (2003-) and Chairman (2008-) of the Team Rudersdal

Mr Mark Hovell (1968)

Solicitor (United Kingdom) Eng
Manchester / United Kingdom

Solicitor, Partner - Head of Sports Law Department Mills & Reeve LLP, Manchester; Former Secretary of British Basketball Players Association; external legal advisor to Professional Footballers Association and British Athletes Commission. Member of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) in United Kingdom. Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte"

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Dr Herbert Hübel (1958)

Attorney-at-law (Austria) Eng/Deu/It
Salzburg / Austria

Dr. Jur. Attorney-at-law in the firm Liebscher, Lang & Hübel. President of the Salzburg Football Association since 2001. Board member of the Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB). Former member of the Executive Committee of the UEFA Euro 2008. Member of the Executive Board of the Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC).

Dr Siarhei Ilyich (1977)

Attorney-at-law (Belarus) Eng/Ru
Minsk / Belarus

Juris doctor; Director for International Relations and Legal Affairs Department, Belarus Football Federation (2012- ); UEFA Delegate (2013- ); Member of UEFA Players' Status, Transfer and Agents and Match Agents Committee (2011- ); FIFA Commissioner (2016- ); Member Legal Commission of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus (2014- ); Professor Belarusian State University, Faculty of Law (2011- ); Former professional football player

Mr Fabio Iudica (1966)

Attorney-at-law (Italy) Fr/Eng/It
Milan / Italy

Attorney-at-law. Civil lawyer at Milan bar association. Associate at Studio Legale Associato Iudica Carbone. Professor in corporte law at Milan University. Appeals Judge of Italian Equestrian Federation.

Mr Simon Jefferson (1952)

Barrister (New Zealand) Eng
Auckland / New Zealand

Partner, Shieff Angland Solicitors. Hon. Solicitor (Legal Adviser) NZ Soccer since 1997. NZ Soccer Appeal Authority (1997 – 2002). Chairperson of the Oceania Disciplinary Committee (2009 -). Member of the New Zealand Football Appeals Committee since 1997.

Mr Abdullah Kamarudin (1952)

attorney-at-law (Malaysia) Eng
Selangor / Malaysia

Chairman of Football Association of Malaysia Disciplinary Committee (2011-2012); Member of the Asian Football Confederation Appeal Committee (2006-2014); Member of the FIFA Appeal Committee (2011-2013); Played for Malaysia national football team (1978-1980); Played for Malaysian national team in 1980 Olympics qualification.

Mr Hendrik Willem Kesler (1949)

Attorney-at-law (Netherlands) Eng/Deu
Zeist / Netherlands

Practicing lawyer since 1973 and partner with the lawfirm JPR lawyers in Enschede until 2000. 2000-2010, CEO and Chairman of the professional section of the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association). 1984-1994, Board member of FC Twente Enschede (secretary, treasurer and vice-chairman). 1995, Board member of the KNVB (involved in the Euro 2000 in Belgium/Netherlands). Member of several committees of UEFA (media, pfc and legal); contributed to the set up of the womens top division in the Netherlands. Currently legal advisor/business consultant in his own company. Since April 2012, appointed member of the Board of the Gambling Authority by the Dutch Government.

Me François Klein (1951)

Avocat (France) Fr
Paris / France

Avocat au Barreau de Paris. Président Directeur Général de la Selafa KGA Avocats. Membre créateur de la Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG) auprès de la Ligue française de Football Professionnel (LPF). Membre de la Commission paritaire de la LPF. Membre de la Chambre arbitrale du sport (CNOSF).

Me Patrick Lafranchi (1964)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu/It
Bern / Switzerland

Avocat associé à l'étude Lafranchi Meyer. Membre des différents organes de juridiction de la Ligue Suisse de Hockey sur Glace (LSHG). Membre de la Chambre des recours des transferts LN et LA dès 1992 (LSHG). Président de la Chambre juridique régionale dès 1992 (LSHG).

Mr Om Lalla (1967)

Attorney-at-law (Trinidad & Tobago) Eng
Port of Spain / Trinidad & Tobago

Attorney-at-law. Partner K.R. Lalla + Co. - Attorneys-at-Law, Trinidad. Member, Ely Place Chambers - London Barristers. Director of the professional Footbal League of Trinidad & Tobago. Member of the Appeals Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation.

Mr Kok-Keng Lau (1964)

Attorney-at-law (Singapore) Eng
Singapore / Singapore

Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP; Legal Advisor to the Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee; Legal Advisor to the South East Asia Games 2015 Organising Committee; Vice-Chairman of professional S-League team Geylang International Football Club; Chairman of disciplinary Committee of Geylang International Football Club; Honorary Secretary to the Football Association of Singapore's Captain's Advisory Panel (2009-2011)

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Mr Diego Maria Lennon (1965)

Lawyer (Argentina) Sp/Eng
San Isidro / Argentina

Professor of economics law, University of Buenos Aires (1989-1996); Professor of commercial law, University of Salvador (2001-2004); Director of the Program of Management and Sport Law, University Abierta Interamericana; partner of the law firm "Lennon & Figueiras Abogados (2010-_); Lawyer of the legal department of the club San Lorenzo de Almagro, Argentina

Mr Anthony Lo Surdo SC (1964)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

LLM; LLB; BA (Sydney), Senior Counsel (Barrister); Member Appeals Committee, Football Federation of Australia (FFA); Member FFA Disciplinary and Ethics Committee; Chair Football NSW Appeals Tribunal;

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Mr Daniel Lorenz (1973)

Arbitrator (Portugal) Eng/Deu/Sp/Por
Porto / Portugal

Legal Director & Club Secretary, FC Porto (2003- ); Head of Sports Law Department at Gil Moreira dos Santos, Cladeira, Cernadas & associados legal firm (2006- ).

Mr Francesco Macri (1964)

Attorney-at-law (Italy) It/Eng
Piacenza / Italy

Co-founder and Senior Partner at Tini Gardi Macri, law firm in Piacenza; Trust Attorney of the Italian Association of Football Players (AIC); Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Legal Nazionale Professionisti (Lega Calcio Serie A); Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Legal Nazional Professionisti Serie B;

Mr Hector Rene Maldonado Rodriguez (1965)

Lawyer (Honduras) Sp/Eng
San Pedro Sula / Honduras

Mr Muchadeyi Ashton Masunda (1952)

Lawyer (Zimbabwe) Eng
Harare / Zimbabwe

Attorney-at-law. Commercial and Sports Arbitrator. Ex-partner, Gill Godlonton & Gerrans attorneys. Ex-Vice Chairman, Zimbabwe Sports & Recreation Commission. Ex-President, Zimbabwe Golf Association. Ex-Trustee, Tennis Zimbabwe; Mayor of Harare July 2008 - June 2013.

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Mr Petros C. Mavroidis (1959)

Professor of Law (Greece / Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu
Neuchâtel / Switzerland

Professor of Law: Columbia Law School, NY (since 1998), University of Neuchâtel (since 1996) and European University Institute, Florence (2000-2002 and 2011-). GATT Legal Service (1992-1996). Member of the UEFA Club Financial Control Panel.

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Mr Alexander McLin (1970)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland / USA) Fr/Eng
Geneva / Switzerland

J.D. Executive Director, ASA - Swiss Arbitration Association. Founding Member, Legal Consulting Group, Association of Summer Olympic International Federation (ASOIF). Member IAAF Governance Structure Reform Working Group. Chair IWF Anti-Doping Hearing Pool; Member World Rowing (FISA) Ethics Group. Attorney-at-law. Secretary General and CEO, Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)(2007-2011). General Counsel, FEI (2005-2009). Deputy Secretary General, FEI (2006-2007). General Counsel, CNET Channel Services (CNET Networks, now CBS Interactive) (2000-2004). Attorney-at-law, Baker & McKenzie, New York (1998-2000). Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva (1997). Programme Manager, World Economic Forum, Geneva/Davos (1993-1996). Consultant to World Economic Forum (1996-1999).

Dr Hossein Mohammadnabi (1950)

Attorney-at-law (Iran) Eng/Sp/Ar
Tehran / Iran

Lawyer. Manager and Director of a law office in Tehran. Board Member of "Iran central bar association". Former Judge in Tehran Court. Former Advisor of deputy of Supreme Judicial Council. Former Advisor of Ministry of Justice. Legal Advisor in Iran Football Federation.

Mr Daniele Moro (1968)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland / Italy) Eng/Fr/Deu/It
Luzern / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law and founding partner at Moro Recthsanwälte (2010- ); Former judge (substitute member) of the criminal court of the Canton of Lucerne (2005-2010); President of the Disciplinary Commission of the Swiss Football League (SFL); President of the Court of Appeal of the Central Switzerland Football Association (IFV); Member of the Disciplinary COmmission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG); President of the European Athletic Association (EAA) Court; Member of the Board of Directions of Basketball Association (NBV); Former professional football player in the Swiss 1st division (Servette FC, FC Neuchatel Xamax, FC Basel, RC Zurich, Lausanne-Sport) and Swiss national U21 team.

Mr John Paul Mowberry (1969)

Solicitor (United Kingdom) Eng
Glasgow / United Kingdom

Solicitor at Bridge Litigation; Principal external legal advisor to the Professional Football Association of Scotland;

Mr James Michael Murphy (1943)

Judge (USA) Eng
Spokane / USA

Judge, Superior Court State of Washington. Former Member IAAF Arbitration Panel. Chair, Law and Legislation Committee USA Track & Field Federation. USA Track & Field National Board of Review co-chair and Member. Past Member USA Track & Field Board of Directors.

Mr Manfred Peter Nan (1960)

Attorney-at-law (Netherlands) Eng
Arnhem / Netherlands

Lawyer ; Partner at the law firm De Kempenaer Advocaten. Deputy Judge District Court of Overijssel. Chairman of the Court in Doping cases of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). Member of the Court in Disciplinary Cases of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte". Lecturer at the Masters Degree Course in International Sports law at ISDE, Madrid, Spain. Former member of the Appeal Court in Disciplinary Cases of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB; 2003 – 2015). Former Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB; 1987 - 2011). Former Member of the Dutch Football Players’ Committee (CSR; 1985 - 1986). Former Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Dutch Olympic Committee/Dutch Sport Federation (1990 – 1994).

Ms Thi My Dung Nguyen (1976)

Lawyer (Vietnam) Eng
Hanoi / Vietnam

Lawyer. Director at MD Lawyers Partnership/Vietnam. Member of Disciplinary Committee/Asian Football Confederation. Member of Ethics Committee/Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Mr João Nogueira Da Rocha (1963)

Attorney-at-law (Portugal) Fr/Eng/Sp/Por
Lisbonne / Portugal

Lawyer, Legal adviser of the Portuguese Players Association, Arbitrator at the Training Compensation Chamber at the Portuguese Football Federation (F.P.F.), member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Portuguese Motorcycle Federation (F.P.M.), member of the Disciplinary Committee of Table Tennis Federation (F.P.T.M). Member of “Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte".

Mr Hayden Opie (1953)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Melbourne / Australia

Director of Studies, Sports Law Program and Senior Lecturer in Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia; member of the Australian Federal Government Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel; Chairman of the Doping Control Tribunal of Athletics Australia 1992-1996; Member of the National Basketball League Appeals Tribunal of Australia (2010-__); Member of the Board of Advisors of the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, USA (1993-_); Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Sports Policy and Research at Penn State University, USA (2008-__); Member of the Editorial Advisory Board on the International Sports Law Journal (2009-__)

Mr Mika Palmgren (1964)

Attorney-at-law (Finland) Eng
Turku / Finland

Executive Vice President Finlux Ltd. Former Partner of law office (1990 – 2001). Member of the Legal Protection Board of Sport in Finland. Chairman of Players Union of Football (FIN) (1996 – 1998). Former FIFA Players Agent.

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Mr Jinwon Park (1946)

Attorney-at-law (Korea) Eng
Seoul / Korea

Senior Foreign Lawyer and Partner, Shin & Kim. Outside Director, Hyundai Heavy Industries. Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, ROK. Legal Counsel to the Korea Football Association.

Mr Sofoklis Pilavios (1966)

Attorney-at-law (Greece) Eng
Athens / Greece

Attorney-at-law. Member of the Plenary Session of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (as representative of the Hellenic Football Federation). 3rd Vice-President of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee. Founder and Head of Sofoklis P. Pilavios Law Firm. President of the Hellenic Football Federations (2009-2012). UEFA Disciplinary Inspector (2006-2009). Member of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (2007-2009). Member of the UEFA Legal Experts Panel (2002-2004). Legal Advisor of Panathinaikos FC (2000-2004). Member of Board of Directors - Panathianaikos FC (2000-2004).

Mr José Juan Pintó Sala (1951)

Lawyer (Spain) Fr/Eng/Sp/It
Barcelona / Spain

Lawyer. President of Bufete Pintó Ruiz S.L. based in Barcelona. President of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, S.L. based in Madrid. Former President of Pannone Law Group G.E.I.E. based in Brussels. Professor of the Master in International Sport Law at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) based in Madrid. Member of the "Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana". Member of the "International Sports Lawyers Association" (ISLA). Honorary President of the "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte". Awarded with the Medal for Sports Merit by the Sport Council of Spain (Consejo Superior de Deportes del Estado Español).

Mr Pavel Pivovarov (1981)

Attorney (Russia) Eng/Ru
Saint Petersburg / Russia

FC Zenit JSC Deputy General Director - Administrative Director, Executive Board Member, Representative of the Club in European Club Association; Football Union of Russia: Legal Committee Member, Arbitrator of the Players' Status Committee; European Club Association: Legal Advisory Panel Member; member of the Institutional Relations Working Group; former arbitrator of Football Union of Russia Dispute Resolution Chamber;

Mr Didier Poulmaire (1968)

Lawyer (France) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

Lawyer specialised in sports law and entertainment; General Secretary of "Avocats en droit du sport"

Dr Jan Räker (1977)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Eng/Deu
Stuttgart / Germany

Legal Director at VfB Stuttgart 1893 e.V., Attorney-at-law Rechtsanwälte Prinz Neidhardt Engelschall, Hamburg; Lecturer for Sports Law and Football Management at IST Hochschule, Düsseldorf; General Counsel and CCO Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V., Hamburg; General Secretary of International Sport Lawyers Association (ISLA) since 2012; Member of ECA Legal Advisory Panel.

Dr. Martin Schimke (1959)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Fr/Eng
Düsseldorf / Germany

Dr. jur.; LL.M.; Attorney at law; Partner of the law firm Bird & Bird; since 2000 member of the Advisory Board of "The International Sports Law Journal"; since 1998 President of the Sports-law-Commission and member of the Governing Board of the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats); 1998 - 2000 member of the Arbitration Panel of the professional German Ice-Hockey League (DEL); since 1997 member of the Advisory Board of the German Sports-Law Association; 1989 - 2000 member of the Legal Committee of the German Basketball Federation and member of the Anti-doping Committee of the German Basketball Federation; 1978 - 1980 member of the German Basketball National Team. Honorary Professor at the Hochschule Fresenius.

Me Augustin E. Senghor (1965)

Avocat (Senegal) Fr/Eng/Sp
Dakar / Senegal

Avocat. Gérant Sce davocats Augustin Senghor et Associés. Président de la Fédération Sénégalaise de Football. Membre de la Commission Recours de la FIFA depuis 2009. Vice-Président Jury disciplinaire de la CAF (2009). Maire de lIle de Gorée et Adjoint au maire de Dakar (depuis 2002). Membre de la Commission exécutive du CNOSS (2009).

Prof. Gérald Simon (1950)

Professeur (France) Fr
Dijon / France

Professeur de droit public à la Faculté de droit de Dijon. Directeur du laboratoire de droit du sport de l’Université de Bourgogne. Avocat au Conseil d’Etat et à la Cour de Cassation (1989 – 1992).

His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio (1957)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Adelaide / Australia

Judge - District Court of South Australia (appointed 2006) administrative, civil, commercial and criminal jurisdictions. Judge - Equal Opportunity Tribunal. Judge - Licensing Court of South Australia. Admitted as barrister in Supreme Court of South Australia 1981; High Court of Australia 1984; Roll of Solicitors, England and Wales 1990. 1981-1988 Solicitor. 1988-2006 Barrister. President - National Football Independent Banning Appeal Committee (2016- ). President - Football Federation of South Australia 2008 - 2016; Formerly Chair, Disciplinary Committee, Disciplinary Appeals Committee, Player Contract Disputes Committee. Chair, Boxing and Martial Arts Advisory Board - government of South Australia, Chair, Boxing and Martial Arts Medical Reference Group (2000- ).

Ms Yasna Stavreva (1969)

Attorney-at-law (Bulgaria) Eng
Sofia / Bulgaria

Specialised in labour and sports law, litigation, arbitration and mediation; legal services to the Association of Bulgarian football players;

Me Ruggero Stincardini (1956)

Professeur Avocat (Italy) Fr/Sp/It
Perugia / Italy

Professeur de Droit civil et de Droit du sport à la Faculté de droit à lUniversité E-campus de Novedrate-Milan (Italie). Professeur de Droit du sport à la Faculté de médecine - Sciences du Sport et de la Motricité à lUniversité de Pérouse (Italie). Avocat. Conseiller juridique de la Ligue Nationale Professionnelle Italienne - FIGC- Fédération Italienne de Football. Membre de la "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte".

Mr Jacopo Tognon (1972)

Attorney-at-law (Italy) Eng/It
Padova / Italy

Partner Law Firm Avvocati Tognon, Padova. Professor of Sport and Human Rights in the EU Law, Action Jean Monnet, Faculty of Political Science, University of Padova. Member of the Disciplinary WBTF Committee (Disciplinary Committee of the World Federation of Twirling, a Discipline associated with the World Dance Sport Federation). President of the Federal Court of Italian Cycling Federation. President of the Panel of Arbitrators for resolving dipsutes between football players and clubs Italian Serie B. Director and Founder of "Rivista della Giustizia Sportiva".

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Mr Pedro Tomás Marqués (1949)

Attorney-at-law (Spain) Eng/Sp
Sitges / Spain

Lawyer. Partner, Gestion de Inversiones en Deporte, S.L. Former Chief Executive Officer - RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, SAD. Former Chairman of Professional Football Committee (2000-2004). Former President of LNFP (2001-2004). Former General Secretary of LNFP (1996-2001). Member of several working groups at FIFA and UEFA. Chairman of the UEFA Appeals body. Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte"

Mr Peter Van Minnen (1961)

attorney-at-law (Netherlands) Eng
Schoonhoven / Netherlands

Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB); Former member and secretary of the Appeal Committee of the Dutch Ice Hockey Federation (NIJB); Board member/secretary of Stichting Schuldhulpverlening VVCS, a foundation that offers help to (former) professional football players in controlling and solving debt problems.

Dr Georg von Segesser (1944)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Eng/Deu
Zürich / Switzerland

Dr.iur., Attorney-at-law, FCIArb. Independent arbitrator at von Segesser Law Offices in Zurich, Switzerland (2017- ); Formerly, founding Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer (1982-2016). Drafted and examined various sponsorship agreements for international companies related to Olympic Games and other international and national sports events.

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Me Bernhard Welten (1966)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu/It
Berne / Switzerland

Advokatur Notariat Lemann, Walz & Partner; member of the Swiss Arbitration Association; clerk at the sports tribunal of the Swiss Football Federation; member of the licencing commission of the Swiss Football League. Past functions: member of the board of the Swiss Sports Law Association, member of the Anti-doping commission of Swiss Olympic, former president of the doping sanctioning commission of Swiss Cycling (until 2001).