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Me Prosper Abega (1964)

Avocat (France / Cameroon) Fr
Marseille / France

Avocat. Member of the FIFA Players' Status Committee; 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".

Dr George Abela (1948)

Attorney-at-law (Malta) Eng
Marsascala / Malta

Attorney in private practice specialising in civil, commercial, industrial and family law; President of Malta Football Association 1982-1992; Deputy Leader of the Malta Labour Party (Party Affairs) 1992-1997; Legal Advisor to Prime Minister of Malta 1996-1997; Former Director Central Bank of Malta; Former Executive Director Bank of Valletta plc; President of Malta 2009-2014.

Mr Cecil Abraham (1945)

Advocate & Solicitor (Malaysia) Eng
Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia

LL.B. Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple 1969; Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya 1970; Chartered Arbitrator; Mediator; Senior Partner at Cecil Abraham and Partners (2015- ); Previously Consultant in Zul Rafique & Partners; Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (Barrister).

Ms Laura Abrahamson (1963)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Los Angeles / USA

Juris Doctor; Member of Instute for Transnational Arbitration (2014- ); Member Arbitration Committee International Bar Association (2013- ); Reporter IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee (2015- ); Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group (CCIAG) (2013-2014).

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Professor Roger Abrams (1945)

Professor of Law / arbitrator (USA) Eng
Boston / USA

Juris Doctor; Professor of Law, Northeastern School of Law; labor arbitrator; baseball salary arbitrator. See CV for full details.

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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 Dong Su Ahn (1941)

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

President of Korea Sports Arbitration Committee. Adviser of Korea Taekwondo Association. Attorney-at-law. Former Minister of Justice (Korea).

Mr Richard Akpokavie (1960)

(Ghana) Eng
Tema / Ghana

Notary public; barrister at law; President Ghana Hockey Association (2014- ); Secretary General Ghana Olympic Committee (2011- ); Member International Hockey Federation Rules Board (2010-2012); Chairman Ghana Football Association Disciplinary Committee (2005-2015); Player Ghana Senior Hockey team (1977-1992).

Mr Mohammad Al Kamali (1970)

Lawyer (United Arab Emirates) Eng/Ar
Dubai / United Arab Emirates

Batchelor of Law from Dubai Police Academy; Diploma in Commercial Law; Certificate in Commercial Arbitration; UAE Parliament Member; General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare Board Member; UAE National Olympic Committee Secretary General and Executive Office Member; Vice President of UAE Equestrian Federation; Dubai Sports Council Board and Executive Office Member; Chairman of the Founding Committee of GCC Court of Arbitration for Sport; GCC Olympic Executive Board Member; Olympic Council of Asia Executive board Member and Chaiman of Culture Committee; Association of National Olympic Committees Member of Statutory Committee; Board Member of Association of National Olympic Committees; Dubai Sports Council Chairman of Professionalism and Development Committee; Dubar Sports Council Chairman of Dubai International Sports Conference; Chef de Mission for London 2012 Olympic Games; UAE Professional League Member of Founding Team;

Mr Saleh Al Obeidli (1980)

Arbitrator (United Arab Emirates) Eng/Ar
Dubai / United Arab Emirates

Managing Partner of "Saleh Alobeidli Advocates & Legal Consultants"; member of the Executive Committee of the Sharjah International Arbitration Centre; member of the Legal Committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Participated in drafting various sports regulations in the Middle East. Arbitrator at the Saudi Sports Arbitration Centre; Conciliator at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington (ICSID).

Dr. Rashid Al-Anezi (1954)

(Kuwait) Eng/Ar
Kuwait City / Kuwait

Juris doctor; OCA Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (2017- ); Professor of International Law at Kuwait University School of Law; practicing lawyer; international arbitrator;

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 Bandar Alhamidani (1983)

Lawyer (Saudi Arabia) Eng/Ar
Riyadh / Saudi Arabia

Deputy Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of Saudi Arabian Football Federation; Member of the Legal Committee of the Arab Gulf Football Federation; Arbitrator before Saudi Sport Arbitration Center; 4th Deputy Chairman of the AFC Entry Control Body

Mr José María Alonso Puig (1953)

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

Lawyer. President/Managing Partner Baker Mackenzie Madrid; Special representative for International Relations of J&A Garrigues, SLP; Coordinator of J&A Garrigues International Arbitration Team. Former Managing Partner of J&A Garrigues, SLP. Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Madrid Bar Association. Chairman of the Spanish Arbitration Club (2005-2009) and currently Honorary Chairman. Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte".

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Mr Henri C. Alvarez (1954)

Arbitrator (Canada) Fr/Eng/Sp
Vancouver / Canada

Independent arbitrator based at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers; Previously Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.

Dr. Borhan Amrallah (1940)

Judge (Egypt) Eng/Ar
Guiza / Egypt

Doctor of law; Chief Justice of Cairo High Court of Appeal (Egypt); Justice of Appelate Division at COMESA Court of Justice (Lusaka-Zambia); Visiting Law Professor at Egyptian & Foreign Universities; Faculty Member of National Center for Judicial Studies (Egypt); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); Member of Comité Français dArbitrage (Paris); Arbitrator at: ICC Egyptian & French National Committees; Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and Gulf cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (Bahrain); Former: a) Legal and Insurance Affairs Manager of Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qatar); b) Justice at Qatar High Court of Appeal; c) Legal Advisor of Ahly Bank Kuwait); d)Assistant Mnisterof Justice for International Cooperation & Arbitration (Egypt); e) Chief Justice of Cairo Economic Court.

Me Lucas Anderes (1954)

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

Avocat. Associé à létude Giroud & Anderes. Depuis 1993, membre du Tribunal de la Fédération suisse de sport équestre (depuis 1997 comme président).

Prof. Jack Anderson (1974)

Professor of law (Ireland) Eng
Belfast / United Kingdom

Professor of Sports Law and Director of Sports Law Studies, University of Melbourne (2017-), Professor of Law, Queens University Belfast (2012- 2017); Editor in Chief, International Sports Law Journal (2012-2016 ); Founding Editorial Board Member, Lawinsport.com; Arbitrator and Mediator for Sports Resolutions UK (2007- ); Arbitrator and Mediator for Just Sport Ireland (2007- ); Arbitrator and Mediator on Football Association of Ireland Appeal and Disciplinary Panels (2013- 2017); General Secretary, Arbitrator and Mediator on Disputes Resolution Authority of Gaelic Athletic Association (Ireland) (2006- 2017)

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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.

Me Luc Argand (1948)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng
Genève / Switzerland

Avocat au barreau de Genève; ancien Bâtonnier de lordre des avocats genevois; membre de la Chambre ad hoc du TAS aux Jeux Olympiques dété, Atlanta, 1996; ancien membre du Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature genevois (1996-2007); Président de la Commission de surveillance des notaires.

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.

Mr Türker Arslan (1942)

Attorney-at-law (Turkey) Fr/Eng
Istanbul / Turkey

Attorney-at-law. 1st Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (NOC) and Chairperson of NOCs sport and Law Commission. President of the Anti-Doping Commission of Turkey (TADA); Former President of the Appeal Board of the Turkish Football Association. Former memberships of the Executive Boards of the athletisme and the football federations. Executive Board former membership and Council member of the Galatasaray Sport Club.

Mr David Askinas (1951)

Lawyer (USA) Eng
Colorado Springs / USA

Lawyer. Instructor, Sports Law, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2011-present), Chief Executive Officer, USA Taekwondo (2006-2011). Vice-President, Pan-American Taekwondo Union (2006-2011). General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, CEO, United Soccer Leagues, Tampa, Florida (1997-2004). Director, Appeals Committee, Rules Committee, United States Soccer Federation (USSF) (1997-2004). Grants Committee, U.S. Soccer Federation Foundation (1999-2003).

Dr Parand Azizi (1971)

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

Juris doctor; Legal Advisor NOC Iran (2014 -); Legal expert Iran Ministry of Sport & Youth; Legal Advisor in Iran Equestrian & Volleyball Federations (2005-2007); Member Iran Equestrian Federation Doping Committee (2004-2007);

Mr Jahangir Baglari (1955)

Lawyer (Iran) Eng/Ar
Teheran / Iran

Attorney at law; LL.B Tehran University, LLM in Private Law; Head of legal department (Physical Education Organization) Sport Ministry Iran (10 years); Formerly associate member of the Law Firm 4-5 Grays Inn Square London, UK; Appeal Committee member in AFC (Asian Football Confederation). 

Mr Xianyue (Simon) Bai (1970)

Attorney-at-law (China) Eng/Chi
Tianjin / China

M.Jur from University of Oxford; Council member of China Sports Law Association; Vice-chair of Arbitration Committee of Tianjin Bar Association; Member of Arbitration Committee of IPBA; Managing Partner Chenyi Law Office

Mr C. Mark Baker (1959)

Lawyer (USA) Eng
Houston / USA

Juris Doctor. Senior Partner in Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association. Former LCIA Court Member. Panel arbitrator for USA Track and Field; CPR Sports Panel.

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Dr Marco Balmelli (1969)

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

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

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Justice Richard A. Banda (1937)

Barrister-at-law (Malawi) Eng
Blantyre / Malawi

Barrister-at-law; Chief Justice of Malawi; Head of the judiciary in the country; former State advocate; former chief resident magistrate; former director of public prosecutions; former minister of justice and attorney general; former judge of the High Court and Supreme Court of Malawi; President Football Association of Malawi; President Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association of Malawi.

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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Mme Carole Barbey (1946)

Juge suppléante (Switzerland) Fr/Eng
Genève / Switzerland

Juge suppléante à la Cour de Justice du Canton de Genève; ancien substitut du procureur général; membre du Comité exécutif de la Fédération Mondiale de Curling (WCF); médaille dargent aux Championnats dEurope de Curling 1986.

Mr H. Pat Barriscale (1958)

Barrister (Ireland) Eng
Limerick / Ireland

Judicial Officer with European Rugby Cup (2005-_); Judicial Officer with Irish Rugby Fooball Union (2005-_); Judicial Officer with 6 Nations Rugby (2008-_); Judicial Officer with Pro 12 Rugby (2010-_); representing players/clubs at disciplinary/misconduct hearings 2008-2011; Legal Advisor Irish Greyhound Board 2002-2011

Mr Marc Beaumont (1963)

Barrister-at-law, arbitrator (United Kingdom) Eng/Fr
Windsor / United Kingdom

LLB; accredited mediator; UK Co-Chair of New York State Bar Association, International Section; Registered as a F.A. Intermediary; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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. Chair IAAF Ethics Commission (2014); Chair of the independent Disciplinary Tribunal (2017- ).

Mr David Benck (1967)

Attorney-at-law (USA / Luxembourg) Eng
Birmingham, AL (USA) / USA

J.D.1993, University of Alabama. Attorney-at-law. General Counsel for Hibbett Sports. American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution – Board of Directors and Co-Chair of Large Case Committee. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Board of Directors (Birmingham ). USA Gymnastics – Board of Directors, Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee, and formerly member of Ethics, Grievance and Safe Sport Committee. The World Games 2021 Birmingham – Founder and Board of Directors. US Anti-Doping Agency – Former member of the Anti-doping Review Board. USA Track & Field – Former member of the National Athletics Board of Review. Association of Corporate Counsel – Sport & Entertainment Lawyers Committee.

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The Hon. Justice Annabelle Claire Bennett (1950)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

PhD (biochemistry - based). Judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT. Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Pro-Chancellor of the Australian National University. President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences (2003-2005).

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Mr Jeffrey G. Benz (1968)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Los Angeles / USA

Juris Doctor; MBA; Attorney at law; former General Counsel at US Olympic Committee; former General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour; former Attorney at Coudert Brothers; former professional boxing promoter. Board of Directors of Sports Lawyers Assn, National Sports Law Institute, and Institute of Sports Law & Ethics; former member Mitchell Special Bid Oversight Commission, USOC Board/Executive Committee, USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council (At Large), Salt Lake Organizing Committee Board of Trustees (Alternate Trustee), US Figure Skating Board of Directors. Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and College of Commercial Arbitrators; Teach sports law and arbitration/mediation at Pepperdine University and ISDE. Former US Figure Skating Team member. Member of Rex Sport.

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Ms Vesna Bergant Rakocevic (1970)

Judge (Slovenia) Eng
Ljubljana / Slovenia

Ph. D., Senior Higher Judge, High Court of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Guest lecturing at Faculty of Law, Universtiy of Ljubljana; Arbitrator with the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia

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Me François-Charles Bernard (1968)

Avocat (France) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

Avocat à la Cour de Paris. Pratique de larbitrage international en qualité darbitre unique. Rapporteur de la Commission de droit administratif de lOrdre des Avocats à la Cour dAppel de Paris. Président fondateur de lAssociation des Jeunes Avocats de Droit Public (AJADP).

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.

Mr Attila Berzeviczi (1967)

Attorney-at-law (Hungary) Eng
Budapest / Hungary

Chairman of Board Ferencvaros TC Football Co. Ltd; Managing Partner Berzeviczi Law Office;

Mr David Harold Bloom (1948)

Barrister (Australia) Fr/Eng
Sydney / Australia

LL.B; LL.M, Sydney; practicing barrister; admitted to the bars of NSW, Victoria, the Act, Queensland, Western Australia and of New York State.

Mr Genc Boga (1955)

Attorney-at-law (Albania) Eng
Tirana / Albania

Attorney-at-law. Managing Partner Boga & Associates.

Ms Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (1958)

Professor of Law (France / Switzerland) Fr/Eng
Geneva / Switzerland

PhD in International Law. Professor of International Law. Consultant with international organizations (1991-present). Senior Counsel, World Bank (1995-1999). Arbitrator, ICSID (2011-present). Panelist, WTO (2006-present).

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Dr Anna Bordiugova (1982)

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

PhD, Attorney-at-law, sports lawyer (2003- ); match delegate and Ethics & Disciplinary Inspector at UEFA; Member of the legal Commission of the NOC of Ukraine; Member of the Appeals antidoping commission of the NADO of Ukraine; UIPM Court of Arbitration arbitrator (2017- ); 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.

Mr André Brantjes (1960)

arbitrator (Netherlands) Eng
Amsterdam / Netherlands

Founder and managing partner of Brantjes Advocaten; International practice in corporate, contract, labour and sports law; Counsel for Dutch sports associations/federations (judo, tennis, football, boxing, taekwondo etc), trade unions (football coaches), companies, the Employer's association in sports and individual athletes in litigation, mediation and arbitration (among others before the arbitral committees of the KNVB, the Royal Dutch Football Association)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach (1955)

Professor of Law (Germany) Eng/Deu
Berlin / Germany

Dir. Jur. Professor of law - Chair for Civil Law, Civil Procedure and International Law - European Univsersity Viadrina, Francfurt. Professor of Mediation - University of Vienna. Business Mediator in National and International cases. Arbitrator. Dean, Humboldt - Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin.

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis (1974)

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

PhD International Arbitration and Conflict of Laws; LLM International Business Law; Professor in International Arbitration and Commercial Law, Law School of Queen Mary University of London (2005-); Basketball player in the Greek National League 1990-1995;

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Mr Daniel F. Brent (1945)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Princeton / USA

Juris Doctor. Full-time arbitrator and mediator since 1976. Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Arbitrator of salary disputes between the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Member of the permanent Salary Arbitration Panel between the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association. Arbitrator for the US Anti-Doping Agency.  

Ms Fanny-Marie Brisdet (1975)

Attorney-at-law (France) Fr/Eng
Amsterdam / Netherlands

Attorney-at-law in Amsterdam and Paris; Former Lawyer and Managing Director of TMF Group (financial sector); Former Senior Policy Advisor on compeition and commercial law to the Dutch Ministray of Economic Affairs (government sector);

Me Michel K Brizoua-Bi (1966)

Avocat (Ivory Coast) Fr
Abidjan / Ivory Coast

Ms Dominique Brown-Berset (1953)

attorney (Switzerland) Eng/Fr
Geneva / Switzerland

Partner at Brown & Page, Switzerland

Mr Patrice M. Brunet (1969)

Avocat (Canada) Fr/Eng
Montréal / Canada

Attorney at law LLB; at a national level, President of various court of arbitration in commercial and sports matters (triathlon, acrobatic skiing).

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Dr. Gerhardt Bubnik (1935)

Attorney-at-law (Czech Republic) Eng/Deu
Praha / Czech Republic

Dr. jur. Charles University Prague, LL.M. Harvard Law School/USA. Attorney-at-law; partner in the law firm Bubník and Myslil; Honorary Member and former Legal Advisor of the Council of International Skating Union (ISU); arbitrator in international commerical matters.

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.

Ms Laurence Burger (1970)

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

J.D. Attorney-at-law. Partner, Landolt & Koch, Geneva, Switzerland; formerly partner at Perréard de Boccard, Geneva, Switzerland. Chair, CIArb, European branch. UNCTAD Roaster of Consultants. 2 participations to Tour de France à la Voile. Participation in Fastnet race.

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Me Jean-Paul Burnier (1948)

Avocat (France) Fr/Eng
Lyon / France

Avocat. Président de la Société FORTEM Avocats Lyon Annecy. Membre de Rex Sport.

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.

Dr Guillermo Cabanellas (1950)

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

Master of Compoarative Law and Juridical Science Doctor, University of Illinois (USA). Partner, Cabanellas, Etchebarne & Kelly, Buenos Aires.

Mr Affimar Cabo Verde Filho (1966)

Attorney-at-law (Brazil) Fr/Eng/Sp/Por
Manaus / Brazil

Attorney at law. Partner of Cabo Verde and Arakian Izel Lawyers Association. Former member of IAAF Arbitration Panel. Former member of Superior Court for Sport Justice of Brazilian Athletic Confederation.

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 David J.A. Cairns (1961)

Attorney-at-law (United Kingdom / New Zealand) Eng/Sp
Madrid / United Kingdom

Ph.D, LLM, LLB. Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados. Lawyer and international arbitrator (international commercial and investment arbitration). Adjunct Professor, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

Mr Christopher L. Campbell (1954)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
San Francisco / USA

Juris Doctor; Attorney at law; Executive Committee, United States Olympic Committee (USOC); Chair, Athletes Advisory Council; World champion in freestyle wrestling, 1981; World silver medalist freestyle wrestling, 1990; Olympic bronze medalist freestyle wrestling, 1992; member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games , Atlanta, 1996.

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The Rt. Hon. Sir Menzies Campbell (1941)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Eng
Edinburgh / United Kingdom

M.A., LL.B., LL.A., Q.C. Practising Advocate at Scottish Bar. Former Member or Executive of Scottish Amateur Athletic Association. 2008 - Current Honorary President of Scottish Athletics. 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games Finalist in 4x100 Metres Relay. 1987 - Present Member of UK Parliament. 2006 - Present Chancellor, University of St. Andrews.

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.;

Mr Miguel Cardozo (1941)

Lawyer (USA) Eng
New York, NY / USA

JD; Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP; Chief Lawyer/Corporation Counsel for New York City (2002-2013); Former advisor and chief litigator for some of the major sports leagues in the US (1974-2001)

Professor Guido Carducci (1965)

Professor of Law, arbitrator, attorney-at-law (Italy) Eng/Fr/Sp/Deu/It/Por
Paris / France

Website: www.carducciarbitration.com: Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb, Law Professor in Paris (MC, HDR), Attorney-at-law (Rome, admitted also before supreme courts, Paris), Ph.D.s (Universities Paris II, Rome I), Former Chief, International Standards Section, UNESCO (Paris) and the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport has currently 182 States Parties, Member ICC Institute of World Business Law and ICC Commissions on Arbitration and ADR, Commercial Law and Practice, Competition; Panels of Arbitrators: ICSID (Italy), CIArb, HKIAC, SIAC, JCAA, ACICA, CRCICA, KLRCA; Visiting Professor at the Universities of Miami, Rome, Thessaloniki (IHU).

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.

Ms Andrea Carska-Sheppard (1965)

Lawyer (Slovakia / Canada) Eng
Bratislava / Slovakia

Licensed lawyer in four jurisdictions. Both common law and civil law trained. Experience includes General Counsel for global company operating in 200 countries (as of 2013), research assistant in sport law at Harvard Law School (2004-2006). Member of several arbitration courts, executive boards and associations including IOC’s Working Group on the Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sports. Areas of law: complex contractual disputes (including multi-jurisdictional), doping violations, any form of harassment, unethical behavior (corruption) offense, libel and slander, confidentiality, data protection, protection of private health information, personality rights etc. Licensed by Law Society of Upper Canada in the Province of Ontario (2004), New York State Bar (2005), as a Solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales (2006) and in the Czech Republic as a Registered European Lawyer (2008).

Mr James H. Carter (1943)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
New York / USA

Senior Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York; Chair of the Board of the New York International Arbitration Center; arbitrator for the National Football League Management Council and the NFL Players Association to hear anti-doping disputes in US professional football; former Chair of the Board of the American Arbitration Association (2004-2007); former President of the American Society of International law (2004-2006); co-editor, International Commercial Arbitration in New York (2016); editor, The International Arbitration Review; arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes.

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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 Timothy J. Castle (1949)

Barrister-at-law (New Zealand) Eng
Wellington / New Zealand

Barrister in private practice in New Zealand since 1973; first vice-president (Board member), New Zealand Olympic Committee; Board member, New Zealand Sports Foundation; Chairman, New Zealand Prime Ministers 2000 Task Force; member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, 1998 and Manchester, 2002.

Mr Steven K. Champlin (1944)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Minneapolis, MN / USA

Attorney-at-law. Former Senior Partner at the law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Served many years with the United States Tennis Association in various capacties, including on its Executive committee, Board, Grievance Comittee and Olympic Committee. J.D. University of Minnesota. Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, Universtiy of Minnesota Law School. Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s National Large Complex Construction Case Panel and on CPR’s National Roster of Distinguished Neutrals

Prof. David N.W. Chen (1957)

Professor (China) Eng/Chi
Shanghai / China

Doctor of Law. Professor, Director of Sports Law research Center, Fu Dan University. Partner of Shanghai Allbright Law offices. Governor of Chinese Science and Technology Law Institution. Vice-Chairman of Shanghai Bar Association. Listed arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Listed expert of the Domain Dispute Settlement Center under CIETAC. Listed arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Committee.

Ms Teresa Cheng (1958)

Attorney-at-law (China) Eng/Chi
Hong Kong / China

Vice -President of International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Council Member of International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Council Member of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Committee (CIETAC). Councillor of Asia Pacific Users Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Vice Chairperson and Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Former President and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Member of the Board of Trustees and its Chairman of the East Asia Branch.

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 Vecchio & 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 Maurizio Cohen (1956)

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

J.D. Independent Law Firm Principal: International Consultant - Monaco.  Podium Sports & Entertainment wealth Management Group: President Supervisory Board; Head of Legal Services. Counsel to the Italian Embassy in Monaco. 1989-1996 Member of the Legal Commission - Italian Golf Association.

Mr Edward T. Colbert (1947)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Washington / USA

Attorney at law in law firm Kenyon & Kenyon; J.D. 1972; member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Speciality Arbitration Panel; General Counsel for International Softball Federation.

Mr Bruce W. Collins (1948)

Queens Counsel (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Q.C.; Practising Member New South Wales Bar Association Professional Conduct Committee. Australian Olympic Appeals Consultant. New South Wales Bar Association Advisor to the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong. Chairman New South Wales Rugby League Appeals Committee 1995-1996. Chairman Sydney Cricket Association 2001-2007; Australian Olympic Appeals Consultant Summer 2008 and Winter Olympics 2010.

Mr Brian William Collis (1943)

Chairman Australian Footbal League Tribunal (Australia) Eng
Melbourne / Australia

Queens Counsel. Vice Chairman - Australian Football League Appeal Board. Chairman - Harness Racing Victoria Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Tribunal.

M. Jean-Paul Costa (1941)

Ancien Juge (France) Fr/Eng
Strasbourg / France

Diplômé détudes supérieures de droit. Ancien élève de lENA (Ecole Nationale dAdministration - France). Consultant. Président de lInstitut International des Droits de lHomme, Strasbourg. Juge (1998-2006), puis Président (2007-2011) de la Cour Européenne des Droits de lHomme. Membre du Conseil dEtat de France (1966-1998). Conseiller dEtat honoraire. Professeur associé aux facultéss de droit dOrléans et de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1989-1998). Auteur de lAvis de droit (public) sur la révision du Code mondial anti-dopage (2013).

Mr Bernardo Cremades (1943)

Attorney-at-law (Spain) Fr/Eng/Deu/Sp
Madrid / Spain

Senior partner of law firm B. Cremades y Asociados and Catedrático of Universidad de Madrid; International Arbitrator. Member of Spanish sports arbitral body: Tribunal Español del Arbitraje Deportivo. President of the Spanish Court of Arbitration.  

Mr José María Cruz (1960)

Lawyer (Spain) Eng/Sp
Sevilla / Spain

Attorney-at-law. General Manager of Sevilla Fútbol Club and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Member of the FIFA Players' Status Committee (2017- ); Partner of Ernst and Young (Tax and Legal) (1988-2004). Member of 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-). Member of the Committee of Experts advising to UEFA for the implementation of Financial Fair Play (2009). Chairman of the Legal Advisory Panel of European Clubs Association (ECA).

The Honourable Pierre Dalphond (1954)

Former judge (Canada) Eng/Fr
Montreal / Canada

Senior Counsel at Stikeman Elliott, litigation and ADR Group; Visiting professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montréal; arbitrator and mediator.

Dr Aliaksandr Danilevich (1974)

Lawyer (Belarus) Fr/Eng/Ru/It
Minsk / Belarus

Attorney at law, partner at Danilevich & Volozhinets law office, Associate Professor of law at the Belarusian State University, Belarus; Former Member of the Legal Committee of Rugby Europe association (Paris, France) (2014-2016), Former President of the Belarusian Rugby Union (2012-2016); Member of the Anti-Doping Appeals Committee by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus (2013-_); Deputy Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the NADA of Belarus (2010-2013).

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Mr Paul David (1956)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Fr/Eng
Auckland / New Zealand

Barrister England and Wales. Barrister New Zealand High Court. 2002-2006, Partner at Wilson Harle, Auckland. 2006 - present, Barrister, Auckland. Counsel to Drug Free Sport New Zealand from 2002 to present. Chairman of various disciplinary tribunals for sport.

Dr Gyula Dávid (1948)

Attorney-at-law (Hungary) Eng
Budapest / Hungary

Lawyer. Member of Dávid Law Firm. Chairman of 3D Hungarian Aeroclub. Member of Hungarian waterpolo team, 1969-1972.

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"

M. Guido De Croock (1951)

Magistrat (Belgium) Fr
Aalst-Moorsel / Belgium

Magistrat et Président du Tribunal de Commerce de Gand, division de TERMONDE ; Vice- président de La Cour Belge d’Arbitrage pour le Sport ; Membre de la Commission d’Arbitrage de l’Union Royale Belge de Football;Membre du Comité national paritaire pour le sport; membre du Conseil disciplinaire de la fédération Flamande de gymnastique ; Ancien Président de la Commission juridique de l’ Union Royale Belge de Football ; Ancien Président de la Ligue Nationale de football;

Mr Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall (1970)

Lawyer (Canada / France) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

Solicitor Advocate, England & Wales. Barrister & Solicitor, Ontario. Avocat, Québec. Admitted to the Paris Bar. Partner, International Arbitration Group, White & Case LLP. Special Counsel, International Arbitration Group, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP. Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, Roster of Arbitrators.

Mr J. Félix de Luis y Lorenzo (1958)

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

Managing Director of Legal 21 law firm; Member of the Board and leader of the International Department of the Spain Securities Exchange Commission; Sole Judge of the Appeals Commission of the Federation Espanola de Baloncesto (2004-_); Member of the Social Resources Committee of the Liga Nacional de Futbol Profesional (2011-2014); Member of the Appeal Committee of the UEFA Club Licensing of the Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol (2011-_); Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Tribuanl Arbitral del Futbol of the Spanish League; Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Tribunal Espanol de Arbitraje Deportivo of the Spanish National Olympic Committee; Member of the Executive Committee of the Club Espanol del Arbitraje, Spain.

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; Deputy Chair of the Investigatory Chamber of the Independent FIFA Ethics Committee (2016- ).

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 Otto L.O. De Witt Wijnen (1935)

Counsel (Netherlands) Fr/Eng/Deu
Rotterdam / Netherlands

LLM Leiden University, NL. Arbitrator in domestic and internatoinal arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ad hoc, Netherlands Arbitration Institute).

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The Hon. Robert Décary (1944)

Judge (Canada) Fr/Eng
Gatineau, Québec / Canada

Masters in Law. Former Judge on the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (1990-2009). Former practicing lawyer in Montreal and Gatineau (1973-1990). Member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Commissioner of the Canadian Communications Security Establishment.

Ms Anita L. DeFrantz (1952)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Los Angeles / USA

Juris Doctor. President Tubman Truth Corp (2016- ); Former President of LA84 Foundation (1987-2015). Former Vice President Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (1981-1984). IOC Vice-President (1997-2001 and 2017-). Member IOC Legal Affairs Commission (1994-present). Member United States Olympic Committee Executive Board (1977-1985; 1986-present). Former Vice President Fédération Internationale des Sociétés dAviron (FISA) (1993-2013). Secretary Los Angeles Sports Council (1988-present). Bronze Medal in rowing, 1976 Olympic Games. Silver medal World Rowing Championships 1978. Winner of 6 national championships. Member of the IOCs Finance Commission, of the Olympic Channel Commission and the Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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"

Mr Ivaylo Dermendjiev (1962)

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

PhD. Attorney-at-law, LLM, Dipl. (Cambridge, UK). Senior Partner "Simeonov & Dermendjiev" Law Firm. Visiting Professor at South-West University, Bulgaria. Advisor of the Bulgarian Sport Ministry concerning international sport issues. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Athens 2004.

Me François Claude Dikoume (1946)

Avocat (Cameroon) Fr
Yaoundé / Cameroon

Docteur en Droit. Enseignant Droit du Sport à lInstitut National de la Jeunesse et des Sports et à lEcole Nationale dAdministration et de Magistrature - Yaoundé. Conseiller Technique no 1 du Ministre de la Jeunesse et des Sports, chargé des problèmes juridiques.

Me Sophie Dion (1956)

Avocat (France) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

Docteur dEtat en droit. Directeur et fondateur diplôme droit du sport Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne). Conseiller technique chargé des sports à la Présidence de la République française. Maître de conférences à Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne). Avocat - anciennement associée au Cabinet Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris (Directeur de léquipe droit du sport).

Mr Stephen Drymer (1960)

Attorney-at-law (Canada) Fr/Eng
Montreal / Canada

Head of International Arbitration, Woods LLP. See CV for full details.

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Ms Carine Dupeyron (1974)

Attorney-at-law (France) Fr/Eng/Sp
Paris / France

LLM, MBA, Partner at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Paris; Formerly partner in the "Litigation, Arbitration and White Collar Crime" department of August & Debouzy; See CV for full details of Ms Depeyron's experience.

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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 Ike Ehiribe (1959)

Barrister (Nigeria / United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

English football league - Chair Football Disciplinary Commission and Football Appeal panels (2007-2011);

Mr Jalal El Ahdab (1973)

Attorney-at-law (Lebanon / France) Fr/Eng/Ar
Paris / France

PhD - Doctorate in law (Paris I). Practicing lawyer. Senior Associate at Orrick Rambaud Martel in Paris. Maître de conférence at the Institut dEtudes Politiques de Paris/Sciences Po-Paris since 2005.

The Hon. Robert J. Ellicott (1927)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Barrister B.A.; LLB; Australian Solicitor General and Attorney General; former Judge at the Federal Court; member of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Panel of arbitrators. Member of the CAS ad hoc Divisions at the Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, 1998, and at the Summer Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000 and at the Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City, 2002.

Justice Arthur Emmett (1943)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Doctor of Laws. Queens Counsel. Judge of the Federal Court of Australia. President, Copyright Tribunal of Australia. Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission. Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School. Conduct Commissioner, NSW Cricket Association, 1990 to 2007.

Dr. Georg Engelbrecht (1940)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Fr/Eng/Deu/Sp
Saarbrücken / Germany

Doctor Juris. Attorney-at-law in Saarbrücken Advisor for Federations and Clubs in sports-related matters (statutes, internal regulations, occupational accident insurance). Legal Counsel for the German Athletic Federation (DLV). Member of the Arbitration Tribunal of the German Basketball League BEKO BBL.

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Prof. Dr. Jens Evald (1961)

Professor (Denmark / New Zealand) Eng
Aarhus / Denmark

Dr. of Law, Professor (Sports Law); Head of Sports Law Research Unit, Institute of Law, Aarhus University; Member of the Board of the Institute of Sport (1998-2007); Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Committee, Danish Kayak & Canoe Federation (2000-present); Vice Chairman Danish Sports Law Association (2001-2005); Chairman of the Board of Anti-Doping Denmark (2006-2012); Member the Political Commission, Danish Football Association (DBU) (2016-2017).

Mr David L. Evans (1957)

Arbitrator (USA) Eng
Boston / USA

J.D. Attorney-at-law. Partner, Murphy & King. Co-chair of the litigation department at Murphy & King in Boston, Massachusetts. Member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association.

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Dr. Mingchao Fan (1978)

Juris doctor (China) Eng/Chi
Shanghai / China

Regional Director of Arbitration and ADR for North Asia, International Chamber of Commerce; Deputy Director, Judicial Research Instiution of Supreme People's Court of People's Republic of China; Deputy Head of International Affairs, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (2015-2016);

Mr Lino Farrugia Sacco (1949)

Judge (Malta) Eng
Valletta / Malta

Notary Public. Doctorate in Law. Judge of the Superior Courts of Law - civil and constitutional in Malta. Farrugia Sacco Advocates, Valletta, Malta; Former President of the Maltese Olympic Committee. Treasurer European Tennis Association. Member Executive Mediterranean Games 2005. Chairman Co-ordination Commission Mediterranean Games.

Mr Hussein Fathy (1951)

Judge (Egypt) Eng/Ar
Cairo / Egypt

Vice-Chairman, Egyptian State Lawsuits Autority. Legal Adviser, Ministers Cabinet, 1981 - to date. Legal Adviser, Youth Minister, since 2000. Legal Adviser, Cairo Arbitration Centre, since 1992. Former Member, Arbitration Committee, IHF. Vice President, Egyptian Handball Federation. Former Member of Egyptian National Handball team.

Ms Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder (1970)

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

Partner Barandun von Graffenried AG; counsel and arbitrator. See CV for full details

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Mr John A. Faylor (1945)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng/Deu
Frankfurt am Main / Germany

Bard College, B.A. 1967, University of Heidelberg; admitted to the courts of Germany since 1979; University of Michigan, LL.M.,1979, Attorney at law, admitted to the U.S. District Courts and the courts of the State of Pennsylvania since 1982; American citizen resident of Germany since 1967; Senior Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP; Frankfurt am Main, continuing representation of of sportswear and sport article manufacturers since 1985. Former Member of FIS Doping Panel (2007); Chairman, Anti-Doping Panel, World Archery Federation since 2007; Chairman of the Ethics Commission of The World Games since 2017;

Mr György Fehér (1964)

Attorney-at-law (Hungary / Australia) Eng
Budapest / Hungary

J.D. Attorney-at-law. Partner, PRK Partners/Fábry Law Office, Budapest, Hungary.

Prof. Dr. Miguel Angel Fernández-Ballesteros (1950)

Professor (Spain) Eng/Sp
Madrid / Spain

Professor of Procedural Law from Universties of Barcelona, Sevilla and Madrid. Professor in the Master in Law Program at the Madrid Bar. Professor in the Arbitration post-graduate degree in the Central Law University of Madrid. Lawyer at the Madrid and Barcelona Bar Association since 1981.

Mr Hernán Jorge Ferrari (1937)

Lawyer (Argentina) Eng/Sp
Buenos Aires / Argentina

Professor of Constitutional Law; attorney at law; legal advisor of the Argentine Olympic Committee; President of the Argentine Sports Law Arbitration Tribunal; Legal Advisor of the National Parliament Sports Commissions; Secretary General of the National Olympic of Argentina; member of the Special Events Committee of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF); President of the Judicial Commission of the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR).

Mr Ian S. Forrester QC (1945)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Fr/Eng
Luxembourg / Luxembourg

Nominated by the UK government to serve as a judge at the General Court of the European Union (2015-_); LL.B. Barrister. Queens Counsel. Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow (2010). Co-founder of Forrester & Norall, 1981; merged with White & Case LLP, 1998-2015. Specialized in European law (trade, customs, regulations, free movement of goods, services and persons, employment, precautionary principle, sport, competition, abuse of dominant position, cartels, chemicals, civil service, etc.).

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Me Yves Fortier (1935)

Barrister (Canada) Fr/Eng
Montréal / Canada

Chairman,Emeritus Senior Partner, Ogilvy Renault, lawyers; Former President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York; Member of the CAS ad hoc Divisions at the Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City, 2002 and Vancouver 2010.

M. Bernard Foucher (1945)

Conseiller dEtat (France) Fr
Paris / France

Docteur dEtat en droit; Conseiller dEtat; chargé denseignement à la Faculté de droit de Limoges; Conciliateur au Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français (CNOSF); Président de la conférence des conciliateurs.

The Hon. Justice Hugh L. Fraser (1952)

Judge (Canada) Eng
Ottawa / Canada

1993-2016 Judge at the Ontario Court of Justice; as of 1 January 2017: arbitrator and supernumerary Judge; former member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal; former member of the Dubin Commission on Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport; adjunct Law Professor, and guest lecturer on legal aspects of sport; competed in Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and International University Sports Federation (FISU) Games; bronze medalist, 1975 Pan American Games; chef de mission, Canadian team at the World Athletics Championships (1983); past president, Sports Federation of Canada; member of the CAS ad hoc division for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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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.

Mr Marc Furrer (1951)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu
Bern / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law and Notary Public; Senior partner Monti Stampa Furrer Partners (2015- ); Formerly President of the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom); Lecturer of Communications Law at the University of St-Gallen; President Swiss National League (Ice hockey); President of the Swiss Ice Hockey (2012- ).

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

Dr M. Idwan Ganie (1955)

Attorney-at-law (Indonesia) Eng/Deu
Jakarta / Indonesia

1982 Phd, University of Hamburg. Barrister. Founder, Senior Partner & Managing Partner Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo. Lecturer with the Economic Law Dept of the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia. President of the Indonesian Sports Arbitration Body (BAKI). Chairman of Association of Indonesian Anti-Trust Lawyers. Memeber of the Regional Panel of Arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Member of Panel of Arbitration of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr Walter G. Gans (1936)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
New York / USA

Adviser, Distingued Neutrals Panel and  Executive Committee, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; American Arbitration Association Corporate Counsel Committee; ADR Editorial Board; commercial and international panels; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators.

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)

Me Jean Gay (1946)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/It
Martigny / Switzerland

Avocat et notaire; Juge à la Cour dAppel Internationale de la Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA). Président de la Commission de Discipline de lASS (Auto Sport Suisse). Médiateur de la Chambre Suisse de Médiation Commerciale (CSMC) et de la Fédération Suisse de Médiation (FSM).

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

Mr Michael Geistlinger (1956)

Professor (Austria) Fr/Eng/Deu/Ru
Salzburg / Austria

Dr. jur.; University Professor for Public International, Comparative Constitutional and Eastern European Law; Visiting Professor St. Petersburg; Legal Adviser of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

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Mr Paul E. George (1941)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Wellesley / Boston / USA

Juris Doctor; Principal in law firm of Kellogg & George. Served on various boards, committees and commissions of USOC and IOC. Experienced mediator and arbitrator.

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 Hamid G. Gharavi (1971)

Attorney-at-law (France / Iran) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

Dr. jur. Founding Partner of Derains & Gharavi. Appointed to the LCIA Court and the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. Ph. D from the University of Paris II and holder of a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

Mr Jean-Mathias Goerens (1947)

Docteur en droit, magistrat honoraire (Luxembourg) Fr/Eng/Sp
Luxembourg / Luxembourg

Docteur en droit. Magistrat honoraire. Expert auprès du Conseil de lEurope. Ancien Premier Conseiller du Gouvernement du Luxembourg (-1996). Ancien Vice-Président de la Cour Administrative du Luxembourg. Ancien Membre de la Cour Constitutionnelle du Luxembourg. Ancien Conseiller juridique de la Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football (FLF).

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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Me André Gossin (1958)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr
Moutier / Switzerland

Avocat.

Mr David Grace (1953)

Barrister and Solicitor (Australia) Eng
Melbourne / Australia

Master of laws; Queens Counsel; Barrister; Co-Chair Criminal Law Committee Law Council of Australia; Member Court of Honour, and formerly Vice-President, Maccabi World Union. Director Athletics Australia; Team Advocate Australian Olympic Team Athens 2004; Member CAS ad hoc Divisions Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 and Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 2010. President Athletics Australia.

Mr Jack Graham (1956)

Lawyer (Canada) Eng
Halifax / Canada

Senior Partner, McInnes Cooper. 2006-2012 Past Chair and Vice Chair of Tennis Canada. 2009-present Board Member of the ITF. 2006-present Member and Chair of the ITF Constitutional Committee.

Mr Peter Grilc (1967)

Professor (Slovenia) Eng/Deu
Ljubljana / Slovenia

Professor of Law University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Law (Commercial, Intl. Commercial EU), Dean. Member of the Judicial Commission of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia. President of the Arbitration of the Triglav Insurance Company, Arbitrator.

Dr András Gurovits (1960)

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

Dr. iur. at Zurich University. Partner with Niederer Kraft & Frey, Attorney-at-law. Lecturer at Zurich University. Member of the Legal Committee of the IIHF. Chairman of the Champions Hockey League Appeal Board.

The Hon. Justice Roger V. Gyles AO QC (1938)

Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Judge, Federal Court of Australia 1999-2008; additional judge Australian Capital Territory 2001-2008; Deputy President – Australian Competition Tribunal 2003-2008; Deputy President Administrative Appeals Tribunal 2005-2008; Acting Judge of Appeal NSW 2009; Barrister 1964-1999, Queens Counsel from 1975; Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Associate Member, The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediation; Code of Conduct Commissioner NSW Cricket Association.

Mr Lachlan V. Gyles SC (1963)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Senior Counsel NSW Bar (2008- ), Deputy Chairman FFA Disciplinary Tribunal; Member of FFA Appeals Committee (2010- ); Acting Chairman NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal (2013), Counsel assisting NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal; NRL Appeals Committee (2014- ).

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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 Jirayr Habibian (1974)

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

Avocat à la Cour. Member of the Board of Director of the Lebanese Football Federation  (LFF). Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the LFF. Formerly of Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP in Abu Dhabi.

Mr Raymond Hack (1950)

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

Practicing Attorney, Senior Partner at Rapeport Incorporated. Member of the FIFA Players' Status Committee; 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 Monty Hacker (1934)

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

Commercial Attorney, Senior Partner at Fairbridges Wertheim Becker; Former President of South Africa Masters’ Athletics. Former Secretary General and Acting President of World Masters’ Athletics. Chairman of the Ahtletics South Africa Disciplinary Committee (2005-2010); served on the SASCOC Disciplinary Committee and currently appointed Chairman of South African Institute for Drug-Fee Sport (SAIDS) Committees, and Member of CAS ad hoc Division at the 19th XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

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).

Prof. Dr. Lukas Handschin (1959)

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

J.D. Full professor for company- and accounting law at University of Basel (50%). Attorney-at-law at Baur Hürlimann AG, Zurich (50%). 1989-1996, Attorney-at-law with Lenz & Staehlin, Zurich, Switzerland. Expert to Swiss Federal Office of Sports regarding Association Governance.

Me Bernard Hanotiau (1947)

Avocat (Belgium) Fr/Eng
Bruxelles / Belgium

Docteur en droit, Université de Louvain. LLM, Columbia University. Avocat aux barreaux de Bruxelles et Paris. Professeur émérite (Droit commercial international) aux universités de Louvain et Namur. Conseil pendant 15 ans du European Champion Championship (Tennis) à Anvers.

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 Alan E. Harris (1943)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng/Sp
San Francisco / USA

Lawyer. Visiting Professor, University of California (Boalt Hall School of Law). 1976-present, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP.

Ms Siobán Healy QC (1965)

Barrister (United Kingdom / Ireland) Eng
London / United Kingdom

Ba Hons Jurisprudence, Oxford University; LLM Northwestern University, Chicago; Barrister (QC) and arbitrator in London.

Mr Axel Heck (1947)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Fr/Eng/Deu
Berlin / Germany

International arbitrator and legal counselor; Co-Chair, International Section, Indian National Bar Association

Dr Peter Heckel (1952)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Eng/Deu
Frankfurt am Main / Germany

Partner at the law firm Hengeler Mueller (since 1986). Member of the IBA Rules of Evidence Review Subcommittee (2008-2010).

Mr Clifford J. Hendel (1957)

Attorney-at-law (USA / France) Fr/Eng/Sp
Madrid / Spain

Attorney-at-law (New York), solicitor (England and Wales), avocat à la cour (Paris) and abogado (Madrid). Global Executive Masters in International Sports Law, ISDE. Partner of the Madrid law firm Araoz & Rueda.

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Mr Gilberto Hernández Oseguera (1977)

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

Attorney-at-law. Partner, Ojeda & Asali Law Firm (commercial and civil litigation and arbitration). Member of the legistlative Commission of the Mexican Olympic Committee.

Mr Bernhard Heusler (1963)

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

Attorney-at-law. Partner of Wenger Plattner law firm. President and Delegate of FC Basel 1893 Ltd. Member of the FIFA Players' Status Committee. 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 Bruce Hodgkinson SC (1957)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Senior Counsel (2001); Chairman of the Australian Rugby Union Players' Association; Member of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina Rugby (SANZAAR) judiciary panel (2000- ).

Mr Malcolm Holmes (1948)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

B.A., LLB Sydney University, BCL, Oxford University; appointed as the athletes advocate to the Australian Olympic Team at Atlanta in 1996. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Athens 2004 and at the Winter Olympic Games, Turin 2006.

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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Prof. Martin Hunter (1937)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

Barrister in private practice; Professor of international dispute resolution, Nottingham Law School; former member of the Appeals Committee of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Dr Michael Hwang (1943)

Barrister and Chartered Arbitrator (Singapore) Eng
Singapore / Singapore

Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore (1997-); Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (claims against Iraq arising from Gulf War) (2000-2003); Singapore's non-resident Ambassador to Switzerland (2004-2013); President of Law Society of Singapore (2008-2010); Vice President of Law Society of Singapore (2007); Chief Justice of the Courts of Dubai Financial Centre (2010-); Deputy Chief Justice Courts of Dubai Financial Centre (2005-2010); Vice Chairman, International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) 2006-2009; Vice President, International Council of Commercial Arbitration (2002 - 2010); Vice Chairman, International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee (2001 - 2003); Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) (1995 - 2010);

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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).

Mr Pekka Ilmivalta (1970)

Lawyer (Finland) Eng
Veikkaus / Finland

Attorney at law. Arbitration Panel for Sports in Finland, arbitrator (2004-). Disciplinary Committee of Finnish Hockey League, member (1999-). Finnish Hockey Players’ Association, president (2001-2004). Finnish Athletes’ Union, president (2002-). International Ice Hockey Players’ Association, board member (2001-). Finnish Ice Hockey Association, council member (2002-).

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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 Enrico Pedro Ingles y Mendiola (1952)

Lawyer (Philippines) Eng
Manila / Philippines

Laywer. Managing Partner - Law Firm of Ingles Laurel Dolino.

Mr David Ipp (1938)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia; Commissioner of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC); former barrister, solicitor in Australia and in South Africa.

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 Anton Jagodic (1957)

Lawyer (Slovenia) Eng
Ljubljana / Slovenia

JD; Lawyer; Project Manager with the Olympic Committee of Slovenia; Judge at the District Court of Ljubliana (1985-1992); Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia (1992-2015); President of the Disciplinary Court of Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (1998-2013); Member of Arbitration of Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (2013- ); Member of legal and disciplinary commission of European Games 2015 in Baku; President of the Association of Sports lawyers of Slovenia (2002-)

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.

Prof. Philippe Jestaz (1936)

Professeur (France) Fr
Paris / France

Docteur en droit; Professeur émérite de lUniversité de Paris XII; docteur honoris causa de lUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, directeur de la Revue trimestrielle de droit civil, ancien membre de lInstitut universitaire de France.

Mr Geraint Jones (1953)

Barrister, Q.C. (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

Barrister and QC at 3 Paper Buildings Chambers; Chancery and Commercial Litigation. Recorder. Pt. Time Judge Tax Tribunal. Pt. Time Judge Immigration Tribunal. Arbitrator to the Motor Insurers Bureau. Judicial Panel of International Rugby Board. Judicial Panel Welsh Rugby Union. Tribunal Chair British Parachuting Association.Chair/Judge, Disciplinary Panel Appeals: R.F.U. Commercial Adjudicator, 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Dr Cristian Jura (1972)

Lawyer (Romania) Eng
Bucharest / Romania

PhD in law. Lawyer. State Secretary. Professor of Public International Law. Legal consultant Amateurs and Non-Amateurs Football Players Association (ANAFPA). Arbitrator at The Court of International Commercial Arbitration, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. Member of the Appeal Commission of National Anti-Doping Agency of Romania.

Mr Conny Jörneklint (1949)

Lawyer (Sweden) Eng
Kalmar / Sweden

Former Chief Judge at the District Court of Kalmar. Former Director and Head of the Kalmar Enforcement Service. Former District Court Judge. Former Court of Appeal Judge. Former Commissioner Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Interior in Sweden (1984 -1990). Former Member, Swedish Athletic Association. Former Member IAAF Arbitration Panel.

Mr Pieter Kalbfleisch (1947)

Solicitor (Netherlands) Eng
The Hague / Netherlands

Member/chairman supervisory boards of several big family-owned companies; trustee Europa Institute Leiden Law School; attorney-at-law; judge – acting president of the Court of First Instance; Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Competition Authority; arbitrator Netherlands Arbitration Institute; Judge/President Disciplinary Board of Appeal Royal Netherlands Football Association and Royal Netherlands Cricket Association

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 Bala Chandran Kandiah (1953)

Lawyer (Singapore) Eng
Singapore / Singapore

Advocate & Solicitor. Partner in Mallal & Namazie (Law Firm). Deputy Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of Singapore Professional Soccer League (1996-1997). Deputy Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of Singapore (1998-2002). Council Member and Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of Singapore (2003-todate). Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Singapore Hockey Federation (2006-todate). Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

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M. Jean-Pierre Karaquillo (1943)

Professeur (France) Fr
Limoges / France

Docteur en droit privé; Agrégé de Droit privé; Professeur à lUniversité de Limoges et Maître de conférences à lEcole Nationale dAdministration (ENA); Directeur du Centre de droit et déconomie du sport de Limoges; conseil juridique de la Fédération Française des sports de glace et de voile; co-rédacteur en chef de la Revue juridique et écnomique du sport Dalloz-Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français.

The Hon. Dr Tricia Kavanagh (1942)

Retired Judge (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Justice, Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales; Doctor of Philosophy-in-Law, formerly Barrister-at-Law; formerly Deputy Chair, the Australian Sports Doping Agency; formerly Arbitrator - National Sports Disputes Centre; formerly Arbitrator -Australian Commercial Disputes Centre; member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000.

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.

Dr Minas Khatchadourian (1958)

arbitrator (Egypt / Armenia) Eng/Fr/Ar
Doha / Qatar

PHD International Arbitration; LLM, Executive Director & Deputy Secretary General Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration; adjunct Professor of Law, College of Law, Qatar University.

Ms Jennifer Kirby (1969)

Attorney-at-law (United Kingdom / USA) Eng
Paris / France

Founder, Kirby, Paris, France (2010-); Partner, Herbert Smith, Paris, France (2008-2010); Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France (2005-2007); Counsel to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France (2002-2005); Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, USA (1998-2001); Associate, Proskauer, New York, USA (1995-1998); University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, USA, JD (1995); Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, USA, BA (1991).

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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).

Dr Dominik Kocholl (1975)

Assistant Professor of Law, arbitrator, Attorney-at-law (Austria) Eng/Deu
Innsbruck / Austria

Assistant Professor for European, Comparative and International Private Law at the Institute for Civil Law at the University of Innsbruck; Head of Research Unit on Mountain Sports Law at the University of Innsbruck; CEO of Alprimo KG, Innsbruck, working in the field of mountain sports law, (sport) event and risk management; Team Manager of 470 and 49er Olympic Sailing team Kocholl/Kocholl; Co-Editor "Causa Sport" a scientific journal on international sports law and economy; Member of the Legal Experts Working Group of the UIAA; Member of the Austrian Sailing Team (1991-2004).

Mr Richard H. Kreindler (1959)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Fr/Eng/Deu
Frankfurt/Main / Germany

Partner in the law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP. Attorney, New York, Paris, Frankfurt. Commercial investment, construction and infrastructure arbitration before and under the rules of the leading global institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes. Council Member, Institute of World Business Law of International Chamber of Commerce (Paris). Honorary Professor, University of Münster, Germany.

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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 Ken E. Lalo (1958)

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

Attorney-at-law in Israel and in Washington DC. President and CEO, Grand Automotive LP. Member of the Bureau of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)(1999-2007). Chairman of the Tribunal of the FEI (1999-2011). Member of the FEI Judicial Committee (1996-1999). Chairman, the Israel Equestrian Federation (1993-1997, 2001-2009 and 2014 - Present).

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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 Tal Lavie (1971)

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

Attorney-at-law. Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2001. Owns independent Law firm. Judge in the Appellate Court of the Sports Association in Israel since 2007. Co Chairman of the Disciplinary Court of the Maccabiah Games 2013 (Jews Olympic Games). Co Chairman of the Sport Law Committee at the Israeli Bar Association. Former Chairman of the Handball Referee Association in Israel. Former athlete and handball player in leading teams and Israel National Teams.

Mr Thomas Lee (1938)

Attorney-at-law (Malaysia) Eng
Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia

Barrister at law; managing partner, Lee Hishammuddin, advocates & solicitors; President of the Malaysian Golf Association; member of the CAS ad hoc Divisions at the Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur 1998, at the Summer Olympic Games,Sydney 2000, at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006, the Beijing Olympics 2008 and the London Olympics 2012.

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

Ms Judith Levine (1975)

Lawyer (Australia / Ireland) Eng
The Hague / Netherlands

Senior Legal Counsel at the permanent Court of Arbitration (2008- ); Director, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2007- ), Appointments Committee (2013- ); Australian member of International law Association Committee on International Commercial Arbitration (2009- ); Visiting lecturer at King's College, London; Senior Associate, International Arbitration Group, White & Case LLP, New York (2003-2008). See CV for full details.

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Prof. Dr. Zhi Li (1972)

Attorney-at-law (China) Chi/Eng
Fujian / China

Juris doctor; Professor of Law Fuzhou University Law School, Director of International Law Institute (2006- );

Prof. Didier Linotte (1948)

(France) Fr/Eng
Monaco / Monaco

Professeur émérite de l'Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis; Président du Tribunal Suprême de Monaco; Ancien Recteur de l'Académie de Nice; Docteur en droit; Ancien avocat au barreau de Nice et de Paris.

Mr Chi Liu (1963)

Attorney-at-law (China) Eng/Chi
Beijing / China

JunZeJun Law Offices, Beijing. Member of China Law Society Sports Law Chapter; Asian Football Confederation (“AFC”), Entry Control Body, Chairperson; former FIFA Ethics Committee member(2013-2016); FIBA appeal panel member; FIVB Vice Chairman of Arbitral Tribunal; Board member of Beijing Law Society Sports Law and Olympic Legal Affairs Committee. Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Beijing 2008, and at the Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver 2010.

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 Lin Kok Loh (1947)

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

Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Legal Adviser, Asian Amateur Athletic Association. Legal Adviser, Asian Bodybuilding Association. President, Singapore Amateur Athletic Association. Former Member IAAF Arbitration Panel. Member of the Legal Committee of World Anti-Doping Agency.

Mr Daniel Lorenz (1973)

Attorney-at-law (Portugal) Eng/Deu/Sp/Por
Porto / Portugal

Former Legal Director & Club Secretary, FC Porto (2003-2016); Head of Sports Law Department at Gil Moreira dos Santos, Cladeira, Cernadas & associados legal firm (2006- ).

Mr Song Lu (1957)

Professor of law (China) Eng/Chi
Beijing / China

LL.M. Dean of Faculty, International Law Dept, China Foreign Affairs University. Senior Counsel, Yao Liang Law Office. Arbitrator and Mediator.

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; Federal Appeal Court of the Italian Fencing Federation (2017- )

Mr Khuthaila Majid (1976)

Attorney-at-law (Saudi Arabia) Eng/Ar
Riyadh / Saudi Arabia

Secretary General Saudi Sport Arbitration Center (SSAC); Former Executive Director of Legal Department of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee: Managing Director Majid Khuthaila Law Firm; Member of Saudi Arabian Football Federation General Assembly's Technical Commitee; Member of the Legal Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia;

Mr Hector Rene Maldonado Rodriguez (1965)

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

Ms Sangeeta Mandal (1963)

Attorney-at-law (India) Eng
New Delhi / India

Attorney at law; Bachelor of art; L.L.B.; Partner of Fox Mandal & CO; Practising as litigator in the Supreme Court of India and arbitration matters; Member of Delhi Development Authority, Sports Complex, Asiad Village.

Mr Markus Manninen (1977)

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

Attorney-at-law, M.Sc. (Econ.), Counsel, Head of Sports, Media and Entertainment Team, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd. Vice Chairman of the Finnish Antidoping Agency FINADAs Supervisory Group. Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Finnish Bar Association.

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Mr Charles Manzoni (1963)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Eng
London and Hong Kong / United Kingdom

Barrister and Advocate. Advocate and Arbitrator in Commercial Law since 1988 specialising in international Disputes. Qualified in Hong Kong and London and appointed Queens Counsel in 2009. President - Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association.

Mr Dirk-Reiner Martens (1942)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Fr/Eng/Deu/It/Sp
Munchen / Germany

Doctor of Laws; Principle of MARTENS Rechtsanwaelte; Legal Advisor of several national and international sports federations; Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Olympic Games, 2000, 2004, 2002 and 2006: Lecturer in sports law at the University of Munich and in international commercial arbitration at Bucerius Laws School, Hamburg.

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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Me Paul Mauriac (1943)

Avocat (France) Fr
Paris / France

Avocat. Médiateur. Ancien joueur de Rugby de haut niveau. Vice-Président de la Conciliation près le Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français - CNOSF. Arbitre près la Chambre dArbitrage du Sport du CNOSF. Membre dInstances Disciplinaires et de Lutte contre le Dopage Nationales et Internationales dans le domaine du Cyclisme et du Rubgy.

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 Stuart C. McInnes (1956)

Solicitor (United Kingdom) Fr/Eng
London / United Kingdom

Solicitor, Consultant, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, formerly Managing Partner, Pritchard Englefield Solicitors. Director, British Showjumping Association; Member of Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte. Visiting Professor to Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia, Madrid, Spain and Cambridge University, United Kingdom; Lecturer University of Southampton.

Prof. Richard H. McLaren (1945)

Professor, Barrister (Canada) Eng
London / Canada

H.B.A. and LL.B. The University of Western Ontario; LL.M. University of London; C. Arb. arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada; Professor of Law, The University of Western Ontario; Counsel to London, Ontario law firm McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP;  arbitrator and mediator of professional and amateur sports related disputes; Member of Investigation Commissions appointed by WADA (on doping in international athletics and on Sochi laboratory); Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Winter Olympic Games, Nagano, 1998, Turin 2006, at the Summer Olympic Games, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and at the Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002.

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).

Mr Niall P. Meagher (1965)

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

Attorney-at-law. Executive Director of the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL). Former Senior Counsel at the ACWL (2004-2012).

Mr Rohinton R. Mehta (1960)

Professor of law (India) Eng
Bombay / India

Associate General Counsel, ITC Ltd.

Dr Andrea Meier (1974)

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

Dr. iur. University of Zurich; LLM Harvard Law School; attorney-at-law, Partner at Warmann & Meier; Board Member of Swiss Arbitration Association; Court member of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution.

Mr Henry Menin (1938)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands / USA

Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor of Laws. Former practicing lawyer (commercial litigation). Certified Mediator. Sailing US National Champion, Robin Class (1972-1973). President of Virgin Islands Sailing Association (1995-1999). International Sailing Federation International Judge (1992-present). ISAF International Umpire (1995-present). Chairman, ISAF Match Racing Committee (2005-present). Member of the Jury for the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series and 32 Americs Cup (2004-2007).

Me Koffi Sylvain Mensah Attoh (1961)

Avocat (Togo) Fr
Lomé / Togo

Avocat au Barreau de Lomé. Chef Division Législation au Ministère des Droits de lHomme. Arbitre au niveau du Centre National de lArbitrage au Togo. Membre du Comité de rédaction de la Revue Togolaise des Droits des Affaires et de lArbitrage.

Mr Jeffrey Mishkin (1948)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
New York / USA

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer,  National Basketball Association.  

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Prof. Matthew Mitten (1959)

Professor of law (USA) Eng
Milwaukee / USA

Professor of Law and Director, National Sports Law Institute and LL.M in Sports Law Program for Foreign Lawyers at Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Member, CAS ad hoc Division at Winter Olympic Games, Sochi, 2014. Member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration, Olympic sports, and United States Anti-doping Agency panels, and the Ladies Professional Golfers Associations Drug Testing Arbitration panel as well as the Sports Lawyers Association Board of Directors (President-elect). Formerly professor of law at South Texas College of Law (Houston, Texas), attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP (Atlanta, Georgia), and chair, National Collegiate Athletic Association Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee.

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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.

Prof. Roberto Moreno Rodríguez Alcalá (1976)

Attorney-at-law (Paraguay) Eng/Sp
Asunción / Paraguay

Partner in the Law Firm Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados, Asunción, Paraguay. Law Professor, School for Magistrates of Paraguay. Law Professor, Contract Law, Catholic University of Asunción. Legal advisor and consultant, ad honorem, for the Paraguayan Olympic Committee. Legal advisor and consultant for the Paraguayan Football Players Union.

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 Mark Muedeking (1954)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Washington / USA

JD. Attorney-at-law. Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US). Former General Counsel and Managing Director, US Olympic Committee. Adjunct Professor of law, Antioch University. Attorney, US Department of Justice. Counsel for USA Biathlon.

M. Pierre Muller (1969)

Juge (Switzerland) Fr/Eng
Lausanne / Switzerland

MullerLegal (2017- ); Ancien juge cantonal, Tribunal cantonal (Vaud). 2001-2002, Président du Tribunal darrondissement de Lausanne. 1998-2001, Président du Tribunal rattaché à la Cour civile du Tribunal cantonal. Participation à la redaction des statuts de la Fédération Internationale de Võ Vietnam (FIVV).

Mr Louis Muller (1946)

Judge (Namibia) Eng/Deu
Windhoek / Namibia

B.A. LL.B.; Senior advocate; Chairman of the Society of Advocates of Namibia; Former Judge of the High Court of Namibia; President of Namibian Athletics Federation; Namibian Gymnastics Federation; Namibian NOC and Commonwealth Federation; judicial Officer of Namibian Rugby Union.

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 Christopher Murray (1971)

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

Attorney-at-law. Partner at Clyde & Co. Judicial Panel- British Swimming. Chair of Judicial Panel - Len (European swimming). Sports agent - Sir Chris Hoy - British Cyclist.

Ms Cameron Myler (1968)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
New York / USA

Four-time Olympian in the sport of luge; Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Law and Governance at New York University; attorney-at-law in New York.

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Mr Francisco Müssnich (1955)

Attorney-at-law (Brazil) Fr/Eng/Por
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

JD. Attorney-at-law. Former member of the Superior Court of Sports Justice for Soccer (STJD - Superior Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva do Futebol) from 2004 through 2012. Senior Partner of Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão since April 1995. Member of the Sports Law Studies Commission from the Ministry of Sport. National Reporter for the 2009 Brazilian Code of Sports Justice. Legal counsel to the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil since its bidding process in 2007. Professor of Corporate Law at PUC/RJ since 1981.

Dr. Sven Nagel (1970)

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

Doctor juris; Senior Partner Nagel Kauerhof Rechtsanwälte law firm; Member of the Board, Institute for German and International Sports Law, Leipzig; Former member of the GDR junior national team in wrestling.

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).

Dr Hans Nater (1943)

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

Docteur en droit; Master of law, Harvard Law School; avocat en létude Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte; ancien Vice-président du Comité Olympique Suisse (1985-1996); ancien membre du Comité central de la Fédération Suisse de Ski ; membre de la Chambre ad hoc du TAS aux Jeux Olympiques dhiver, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 et aux Jeux Olympiques dété, Athènes 2004.

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Me Guédel Ndiaye (1954)

Avocat (Senegal) Fr
Dakar / Senegal

Avocat à la Cour. Barreau du Sénégal. Trésorier général de lOrdre des Avocats du Sénégal. Président de la Fédération sénégalaise de Rugby. Membre de la Commission juridique du Comité National Olympique Sénégalais (CNOSS) et du Comité dOrganisation de la Coupe dAfrique de Football en 1992, Sénégal. Capitaine de léquipe nationale du Sénégal (rugby) de 1980 à 1985. Vice-président de lAssociation sénégalaise de droit pénal.

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M. Youssoupha Ndiaye (1938)

Juge (Senegal) Fr
Dakar / Senegal

Mnistre dEtat; Ministre des Sports du Sénégal; ancien Président du Conseil constitutionnel du Sénégal; ancien Président de la Fédération sénégalaise de tennis; ancien Président de la fédération sénégalaise de football; membre de la Chambre ad hoc du TAS aux Jeux Olympiques dété, Atlanta, 1996.

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.

Judge Henric Nicholas (1941)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since Feb. 2003. Barrister-at-law 1966 - 2003, appointed Queens Counsel in Oct. 1981.

Mr Laurent Niddam (1960)

Attorney-at-law (France / USA) Fr/Eng
Budapest / Hungary

Attorney at law admitted to the New York and Paris Bars. Independent arbitrator and counsel in commercial and investment arbitrations. Former Senior Partner: Szecskay, Attorneys at Law, Budapest. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and approved faculty member of the Institute. Member of the Tribunal of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).

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Mr Lars Nilsson (1953)

Attorney-at-law (Sweden) Eng
Stockholm / Sweden

Attorney-at-law. Partner ENN Lawfirm, Stockholm, Sweden. Chairman of the Swedish Sports Law Association, Chairman of the Appeal Board of the Swedish Football Federation. Chairman of the Disciplinary and Appeal Board of the Swedish Motorcycle Sports Federation. Member of the FIM International Disciplinary Court, Chairman of the Federation of International Bandy (FIB) Disciplinary Committee, In-house legal counsel Skandia Insurance Company Ltd, Stockholm, 1988-1995. Board Member of Hammarby Fotboll AB 2010-2013. Former Secretary and Deputy Chairman of the Doping Committee within horse-racing.

Me José Miguel Nobre Ferreira (1936)

Avocat (Portugal) Fr/Sp/Por
Lisbonne / Portugal

Avocat au barreau de Lisbonne; Président de la Fondation pour le sport; membre de la Commission juridique de lAssociation des Comités Nationaux Olympiques dEurope (ACNOE); ancien vice-président de la fédération portugaise de rugby; ancien membre de la Direction du Comité National Olympique Portugais; président de la Commission Juridique du Comité National Olympique Portugais; membre du Conseil Supérieur du Sport du Portugal.

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 Piotr Nowaczyk (1953)

Attorney-at-law / arbitrator (Poland) Fr/Eng
Warsaw / Poland

Attorney-at-law admitted in Warsaw and Paris. Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. President of the Court of Arbitration of the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2006-2009). Former Partner and Head of Arbitration Department of Dentons Warsaw. Member of UNCITRAL Arbitration and Conciliation Working Group.

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Ms Carmen Nunez-Lagos (1966)

Attorney-at-law (Spain) Fr/Eng/Sp/It
Paris / France

Partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, Paris. Honorary President of the French chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club; Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Arbitration Club. See CV for full details of Ms Nunez-Lagos' experience.

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Ms Maidie E. Oliveau (1953)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Fr/Eng
Los Angeles / USA

Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center; Counsel in the law firm of Arent Fox, LLP, Los Angeles, California, USA; executive at the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (1984); former managing director of Womens International Professional Tennis Council (now WTA Tour, Inc.); represents sports events, leagues, teams, major corporations and individuals in sports acquisitions, marketing and television/media transactions; vice-chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment & Sports Laws sports division; arbitrator on Olympic and professional sports matters for American Arbitration Association and International Center for Dispute Resolution;.member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and at the Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006.

Mr Ucheora Onwuamaegbu (1965)

Solicitor (Nigeria / United Kingdom) Fr/Eng
Bethesda / USA

Consulting Attorney at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C. (2015-); Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of Nigeria. Solicitor Supreme Court of England and Wales. Editorial Committee Member, Columbia University Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy. Member, Peer Review Board, ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal. Legal Advisor, Kuwait National Focal Point (KNFPP), Kuwait City. Arbitration Principal, Onwuamaegbu and Co., Lagos; 2001-2010: the World Bank, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington D.C.

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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-__)

Ms Sarah OShea (1973)

Solicitor (Ireland) Eng
Dublin / Ireland

Solicitor. Legal Director, Football Association of Ireland. Chairperson, Federation of Irish Sport. Committee Member, UEFA Hattick Committee.

Me Denis Oswald (1947)

Avocat, Professeur (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu
Colombier / Switzerland

Docteur en droit; avocat au barreau de Neuchâtel; ancien bâtonnier de l’Ordre des avocat neuchâtelois; membre du CIO (1991-) ; membre de la commission exécutive du CIO (2000-2012 et 2017-); Président de la commission de coordination des Jeux Olympiques d’Athènes (2001-2004); Président de la commission de coordination des Jeux Olympiques de Londres (2005-2012); membre de la commission des affaires juridiques du CIO (1993-); membre de la Chambre des recours de la Ligue suisse de hockey sur glace (1976-1991); Secrétaire général (1978-1989) puis Président de la Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron (FISA); secrétaire général adjoint du Comité National Olympique Suisse (1985-1997); Médaillé de bronze aux Jeux Olympiques 1968 (aviron) et participation aux Jeux Olympiques de 1972 et 1976.

Mr José Manuel Otero Lastres (1947)

Professor (Spain) Fr/Sp
Madrid / Spain

Professor of Commercial Law at University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Lawyer. Member the Board of Directors of Real Madrid. Former Vice-President of "Comite Español de Disciplina Deportiva".

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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.

The Hon. Barry Paterson (1935)

Retired Judge (New Zealand) Eng
Auckland / New Zealand

Retired High Court Judge. Chair of New Zealand Press Council. Chair of New Zealand Sports Disputes Tribunal. Courts of Appeal in the Cook Islands, Kiribati and Samoa. 25 years as Board Member of New Zealand Cricket, including two years as Chairman.

Prof Jan Paulsson (1949)

Avocat (France / Sweden) Fr/Eng/Sp
Washington DC / USA

AB Harvard, JD Yale, DESS Paris; Partner, Three Crowns LLP (2014- ); Professor of Law, University of Miami (2008- ); President, European Bank Administrative Tribunal (2008-2016), President, World Bank Administrative Tribunal (2006-2010); Judge, International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal (2011- ); Board Member, American Arbitration Assocation (2010-2017); Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration (2009-2012); Head of International Arbitration and Public International Law, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (1993-2012); member of CAS Ad hoc divisions for the Olypic Games of Atlanta, Sydney and Nagano;

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Mr Mohd. Alam Pengiran Anak Puteh (1951)

Lawyer (Brunei) Eng
Bandar Seri Begawan / Brunei

Legal Director, Jati Investment SDN BHD. Member and Arbitrator, Arbitration Association, Brunei Darussalam. Ambassador to Tokyo, Jpan (1986). Deputy and Permanent Secretary, Minitry of Foreign Affairs (1986-1997). Ambassador to USA, Republic of Peru and Unites States of Mexico (1997-2008). President of Brunei Squash Racket Association (1988-1990). Vice President of Brunei Amateur Football Association (1988-1990). President of Brunei Karate Association (1991-1995).

Mr Alfonso Picone (1935)

Lawyer (Italy) Fr/Eng/It
Rome / Italy

Attorney at law, Supreme Court; President of the juridical Commission of the Italian Federation of Swimming; member of the editorial staff of the "Rivista di diritto sportivo"; counsel to Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (CONI) and some Italian sport federations; counsel to sport manager and athletes; President of the European Confederation of Modern Pentathlon; Europe Vice-president of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM); member of law rules commission of CONI.

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). Member of the UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee (2017- ).

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;

Ms Petra Pocrnic Perica (1981)

Arbitrator (Croatia) Eng
Zagreb / Croatia

Master of laws, Queen Mary University of London; LLB University of Zagreb; Various positions within the Croatian Olympic Committee: Secretary General of the Croatian Court of Arbitration for Sport, Secretary General of the Ethics Committee, Member of the Committee for Competition System, Secretary General of the Disciplinary Committee; Head of Legal Department at the Croatian Olympic Academy; Member of the Anti-Doping Appeal Committee of the Croatian Institute for Toxicology and Anti-Doping (NADO); Arbitrator with the Croatian Football Federation; Member Delegate of the Council of Europe, Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Sir Oliver Popplewell (1927)

Lawyer (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

Former High Court Judge. Member of the Sports Disputes Resolution Panel (UK). Member of the ICC Commission enquiring into corruption (match fixing).

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"

Mr Vinayak Pradhan (1950)

Solicitor (Malaysia) Eng
Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia

Advocate & Solicitor, West Malaysia, Singapore. Partner in the law firm Skrine, Advocates & Solicitors Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission (August 1998 to July 2003). Appeared as solicitor and counsel in domestic and international arbitrations Has sat as sole and co-arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations.

Ms Jennifer L. Price (1958)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Houston / USA

J.D. Attorney-at-law. Independent arbitrator, formerly King & Spalding LLP, Partner, International Arbitration and Litigation. United States Equestrian Federation, Legal Review Committee (2001-2012). United States Equestrian Federation, Ethics Committee (2004-present).

Mr Jacques Radoux (1969)

Attorney-at-law (Luxembourg) Fr/Eng
Luxembourg / Luxembourg

Référendaire à la Cour de justice de l'Union Européenne / Legal Secretary to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (1999- ). Former lawyer at Wagner and Rukavina (Luxembourg). Revision of the regulations of the Luxembourg Tennis Association. 1998-2003, Member of the judicial commission and the elite sport commission of the NOC Luxembourg. 2008-2013, Captain of the Luxembourg Davis Cup Team.

Judge Chedli Rahmani (1968)

(Tunisia) Fr/Eng/Ar
Tunis / Tunisia

Vice Chairman of the Tribunal of first instance of Ariana (Tunisia); President of the tax chamber; Formerly member of Civil and Commercial Chamber in several governorates of Tunisia; Member of the Criminal Chamber; Social Security Judge; Family Court Judge; Arbitrator with Tunisian Court of Arbitration for 5 years; Former President of the Disciplinary Committee of the Tunisian Chess Federation; Member of the Legal Committee and Competitions Committee of the Chess Arab Union; President of the Tunisian Chess Federation; Former international chess player with Tunisian team.

Mr Chelva R. Rajah (1948)

Lawyer (Singapore) Eng
Singapore / Singapore

Senior Counsel and Partner, Tan Rajah & Cheah law firm; Board Member and Panel Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Panel Member Singapore International Mediation Centre; Vice President Singapore Cricket Association (1983-1992); Represented Singapore in Cricket (1974-1987).

Mr Arben Rakipi (1961)

Lawyer (Albania) Eng/It
Tirana / Albania

Lawyer, Rakipi and partners. Chairman of CAS Albania. Professor of Criminal Law. Judge at the District Court of Law of town of Mirdita, First Instance (1986-1990). Judge at Tirana District Court of Law, First Instance (1990-1993). Attorney General of the Republic of Albania (1997-2002). Chair of Appeal Commission at the Albanian Football Federation (2010-2012).

S.E.le Juge Raymond Ranjeva (1942)

Juge (Madagascar) Fr
La Haye / Netherlands

Docteur en droit, Université de Paris II; Ancien Vice-Président et Juge à la Cour Internationale de Justice, La Haye. Membre du Curatorium de lAcadémie de Droit international de la Haye. Président ex-officio du Conseil de discipline en matière de sports collectifs et individuels à Madagascar. Membre de la Commission des experts de lOrganisation internationale du Travail pour lapplication des conventions et recommandations. Président de la Commission internationale denquête du Bureau international du Travail sur la liberté dassociation et les conventions collectives au Zimbabwe.

Mr Sharad Rao (1935)

Barrister-at-law (Kenya) Eng
Nairobi / Kenya

Barrister at law; private legal practice in Kenya; hon. legal advisor of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Kenyan National Olympic Committee and Kenyan National Sports Council. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Athens 2004.

Dr Mohamed Abdel Raouf (1971)

Lawyer (Egypt) Fr/Eng/Ar
Cairo / Egypt

Attorney at law, Partner, Abdel Raouf Law Firm, Cairo-Egypt. Former Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA [2012-2016]) and Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. International commercial arbitration and ADR as well as in commercial contracts, investment agreements, construction, real estate and sports-related disputes.

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Mr Gordon Rapp (1957)

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

Attorney-at-law and Senior Partner of RAPP WOLFF Rechtsanwälte. Member of the Articles Commission of the German Fencing Association 1996 - 1998. Vice President of the German Fencing Association 1998 - 2000. President of the German Fencing Association 2000 - 2014. Honorary President of the German Fencing Association. Member of the Marketing Commission of the European Fencing Association (CEE). Member of the FIE Legal Commission since 2008. Member of the ASOIF Legal Consultative Group since 2015.

Prof. Michèle-Laure Rassat (1940)

Professeur (France) Fr
Paris / France

Docteur en droit. Professeur Emérite à lUniversité de Paris (droit pénal, procédure pénale, organisation judiciaire). Juge de proximité au Tribunal de police de Paris.

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Mr Olli Rauste (1963)

Attorney-at-law (Finland) Eng
S-Ryhmä / Finland

LL.M., Universities of Helsinki and Pennsylvania; Lawyer; visiting teacher (sports law), University of Jyväskylä; Deputy Judge, District Court of Joensuu, 1992; Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City, 2002. Arbitration Panel for Sports in Finland, Arbitrator 2004. Competition and Disciplinary Committee of Finnish Floorball League, President 2005.

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Mr Klaus Reichert (1968)

Barrister (Ireland / Germany) Eng/Deu
London / United Kingdom

Barrister at Brick Court Chambers. Member of the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal (BAT) panel of arbitrators and the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

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His Honour James Robert Reid QC (1943)

Judge (United Kingdom) Eng
West Liss / United Kingdom

Retired Circuit Judge. Chairman Football League Appeals Committee and Professional Football compensation Committee. Has chaired FA Premier League Disciplinary Committees and disciplinary committees in athletics and squash.

Ms Deanna Reiss (1966)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
New York / USA

Juris Doctor; Founding partner in law firm specializing in international sport issues; Arbitrator, US Anti-Doping Agencys Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing (American Arbitration Association); CONCACAF legal Counsel.

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Mr David W. Rivkin (1955)

Lawyer (USA) Eng
New York / USA

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Member, Board of Directors and Chair, Law Committee, American Arbitration Association (AAA); Chair, International Bar Association Legal Practice Division; President, London Court of International Arbitration North American Users Council; Director, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City 2002 and at the Summer Olympic Games, Athens 2004.

Ms Carol L. Roberts (1957)

Arbitrator (Canada) Eng
Vancouver / Canada

Lawyer, chartered arbitrator and mediator covering a variety of areas including sports, employment, human rights and personal injury. Member of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitrator Centre’s domestic and international arbitration and mediation panels. Member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Member of the anti-doping arbitration panels for the Ultimate Fighting Championships and the World Triathlon Corporation. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ms. Roberts was a figure skating judge for over 30 years with Skate Canada, and is a member of the International Floorball Federation’s Ethics Commission.

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Prof. Gary R. Roberts (1948)

Professor of Law (USA) Eng
Peoria, Illinois / USA

J.D.1975, Stanford University. Attorney-at-law. President, Bradley University, Peoria (2016- ); Dean & General L. Bepko Professor of Law, Indiana Univ. McKinney School of Law. Director & Officer, Sports Lawyers Associatiohn (U.S.). Consultant on Sports Business & Legal Issues (current clients include Minor League Baseball; the Batimore Orioles Baseball Team). Former counsel to the National Football League and National Hockey League (1976-83). Founder and Director of the Sports Law Certificate Program at Tulane University Law School (1983-2007).

Me Jean-Philippe Rochat (1957)

Avocat (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/It
Lausanne / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law; Partner Carrard & Partners. Former Secretary General of the  Court of Arbitration for Sport (1994-1999). Founding member of the Swiss Sports Law Association. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Sydney 2000. Vice President of the Swiss Ski Federation. Member of the ASA Swiss Arbitration Association.

Mr Anthony Rogers GBS QC JP (1946)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Eng
Hong Kong / Hong Kong

Chairman of the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel; Director & Company Secretary of Hong Kong, China Rowing Association; Company Secretary of Hong Kong Water Sports Council; Company Secretary of Hong Kong Chinese Lady Golfers' Association; Chairman of Disciplinary Panel of Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee.

Mr Anangga Roosdiono (1944)

Attorney-at-law (Indonesia) Eng
Jakarta / Indonesia

Managing Partner - Roosdiono & Partners. Council Member - ASEAN Business Advisory Council. Honorary Consul of Ireland in Indonesia. Member of the Executive Committee of Indonesia Swimming Federation (PRSI). Member of the Executive Committee of Indonesia Badminton Federation (PBSI).

Mr Murray Rosen QC (1953)

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

Deputy High Court Judge, Chancery Recorder, arbitrator and mediator, barrister, founding chairman of the Bar Sports Law Group; former Chairman and Director of the British Association for Sport & Law; Panel Chair with Sports Resolutions UK and the FA Disciplinary Commission.

Mr Jeffrey Rosenthal (1967)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
New York / USA

J.D. Attorney-at-law. Director, New York International Arbitration Center. Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Mr Alan I. Rothenberg (1939)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Los Angeles / USA

Juris Doctor. Full time neutral on the following panels: (1) AAA Complex litigation; (2) ADR services; (3) American film marketing association; (4) CPR. Former partner Latham & Watkins (1990-2000). Vice President and Commissioner of Soccer, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Vice President of Los Angeles Lakers, Wolves, Kings, (1967-1979). President of Los Angeles Clippers, (1984-1989). Chairman and CEO of 1994 FIFA World Cup. President of United States Soccer Federation. Chairman of 1999 FIFA Womens World Cup. Founder & Board Member, United States Soccer Federation.

Dr Donald Rukare (1968)

Lawyer (Uganda) Eng
Kampala / Uganda

Doctor of Laws (PHD); Attorney-at-law; advocate of the High Court of Uganda; Secretary General Uganda Olympic Commitee; President Uganda Swimming Federation; Vice president African Swimming Federation (CANA); FINA Bureau Member; Member of the RADO (East Africa) Results Management Team

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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.

Ms Hilkka Salmenkylä (1956)

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

Attorney at law at Juhani Salmenkylä Ky. Practising as a private attorney since 1979. Member of the Board of the Finnish Association for Sports and Law. Former Member of the Board of the Finnish Antidoping Agency (FINADA). Arbitrator of the Finnish Sports Arbitration Board.

Mr Barry Sanders (1945)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Beverly Hills / USA

J.D. Attorney-at-law. President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. Chairman, Los Angeles Parks Foundation. Chairman, Southern California Committee for hte Olympic Games. Adjunct Professor, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Communicaton Studies. Partner in international law firm of Latham & Watkins until 2007. Represented the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committe in 1984; represented many sports events and organizations including Salt Lake City Olympic Organinzing Committee; 1994 World Cup Organizing Committee; Americs Cup Organizing Committee in San Diego; Goodwill Games.Founded and chaired the International Law Section of the California State Bar Association. Founded and chaired the Los Angeles Center for International Commercial Arbitration. Chairman of Souther California Committee for the Olympic Games. Member of the Executive Committee of World Union of Olympic Cities. President of the Board of Commissioneers of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. Directof of Los Angeles Sports Council and Los Angeles Sports Council Foundation.

Mr Philippe Sands (1960)

Professor of Law (United Kingdom / France) Fr/Eng
London / United Kingdom

Professor of Law, University College London. Barrister (QC), Matrix Chambers, London. Diretor, Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, UCL.

Ms Sylvia Schenk (1952)

Attorney-at-law (Germany) Eng/Deu
Frankfurt-am-Main / Germany

Consultant / Attorney at Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP; Labour Court Judge at the Labour Court Offenbach/Main (1979-1989). City Councillor for Legal Affairs, Housing and Sports, City of Frankfurt (1989-2001). Chairwoman of the Commission for Legal Affairs, taxes and insurance of the German Sports Association (Deutscher Sportbund - DSB) (1994-2002). Chairwoman of the Appeals Board of the German Handball League women (since 2002). Member of the Board of the National Olympic Committee Germany (1994-1997). Member of the management Committee of the International Cycling Federation (UCI) (2000-2005). President of the German cycling federation (2001-2004). German Champion 800m Athletics and participant Olympic Games Munich (1972).

Prof. Dr. Martin Schimke (1959)

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

Dr. jur.; LL.M.; Attorney at law; Of Counsel of the law firm Bird & Bird; 1998 - 2014 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; since 2015 member of the Ethics Group of the FISA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron); Honorary Professor at the Hochschule Fresenius; Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, London 2012.

Prof. Dr. iur. Walter Seitz (1938)

Judge (Germany) Eng/Deu
München / Germany

Doctor in law; President of a Panel at the Court of Appeal, Munich; President of the Supreme Court of the German Cycling Union and legal advisor.

Mr Pathmanaban Selvadurai (1933)

Lawyer (Singapore) Eng
Singapore / Singapore

Attorney at Law. Consultant with the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson, specialising in commercial and common law litigation. Past President and present Member of Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (1994-1995), Singapore Representative in the Council of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA).

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).

Ms Barbara Shycoff (1963)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Chevy Chase / USA

LLM, Boston University; J.D., George Washington University; B.S. in criminal justice, Old Dominion University; current member of the United States Olympic Commitee (USOC) Legislation Committee; former member of the Athletes Advisory Council; former Chairman of the US Swimming national board of review; former Chairman of the USS Athletes Committee; member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta, 1996.

Mr Peter Dirk Siemsen (1929)

Lawyer (Brazil) Eng/Deu/Sp/Por
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

Lawyer and industrial property agent; senior partner of Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira; Member of Honour of AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle); former legal advisor in trademark matters to the Brazilian Football Federation; former Vice-President of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), Member of the ISAF Review Board; International Judge of the ISAF; member of the Americas Cup XXX Arbitration Panel; member of the Jury of the Olympic Games in 1984 (Yachting); chairman of the Jury of the Eliminations to the Americas Cup in 1986 and member of the Americas Cup Jury in 1988, panelist of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Mr Bruno Simma (1941)

Professor (Germany) Fr/Eng/Deu
Munich / Germany

Doctor of law, University of Innsbruck; Professor of International and European Community Law; member of the UN International Commission; former Judge at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

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).

Ms Janie Soublière (1976)

attorney-at-law (Canada) Eng/Fr
Beaconsfield, Québec / Canada

Legal Counsel and Anti-Doping Consultant to various international sports federations; Chair/member of International Biathlon Union, International Powerlifting Federation anti-doping arbitration panels; Member of Sports Dispute Resolution Center of Canada (SDRCC) panel; Legal Consultant anti-doping in Sport CONFEJES (2003); Legal Consultant anti-doping in sport at the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (2003, 2008 & 2010); Legal and Results Management Manager, World Anti-Doping Agency (2004-2007); Author of bi-monthly colum "The IPOD: Information Portal On Doping" in ISSF News magazine (2009-_); Member of the Canadian Task Force on Anti-Doping (2003); Member of the World Anti-Doping Code revision team (2007);

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- ).

Judge Robert Spear (1951)

Judge (New Zealand) Eng
Hamilton / New Zealand

Judge of the District Court of New Zealand (1995-), Judge of the Supreme Court of Vanuatu (2011-13), International (FISA) Rowing Umpire( 2007-), Competition Director of World Rowing Championships (2010), President of the Oceania Rowing Confederation (2014-), FISA's Continental Representative for Oceania and member of FISA Council (2014-)

The Hon. James Spigelman (1946)

Retired Judge (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Arbitrator. Barrister, Australia 1980-1998, QC 1986-1998. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales 1998-2011.

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;

Ms Zali Steggall (1974)

Barrister (Australia) Eng/Fr
Sydney / Australia

Barrister at Family Law chambers in Australia; Director Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) (1998-2002 2014- ); Director Sports Australia Hall of Fame (2015- ); Member ASADA Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel (2014- ); Vice Chair Football NSW Appeals Tribunal (2012- ); Member National Federation Appeal's Tribunal of the NOC of Australia (2009- ); Professional alpine skier (1989-2002); Winter Olympic Games 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002; Bronze medal Nagano 1998 Women's slalom; Gold medal 1999 World Alpine Championships Women's Slalom

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Prof. Brigitte Stern (1942)

Professor of law (France) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

Professor at the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Member of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal. Former Director for Law, Political Science and Economy at the Ministry of Education (France). 

Mr Ercus Stewart (1949)

Barrister (Ireland) Fr/Eng
Dublin / Ireland

Senior Counsel (Barrister) practising since 1970. Chartered arbitrator, C.I.Arb., London; Lecturer in law/ Arbitration at University College Dublin, Kings Inn (law school), Dublin 7, and Dublin Institute of Technology. Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Chairman JUST SPORT IRELAND, Sports Arbitration. Diploma in International Arbitration (UCD and DIT). Former Chairman, Broadcasting Complaints Commission. Committee, Irish Sports Council.

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Mr Nicholas Stewart QC (1947)

QC, Barrister, Judge, Arbitrator, mediator (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

Ely Place Chambers, London; Deputy High Court Judge, England and Wales (part time); Football Association Appeal Board Chairman Panel; Sports Resolutions UK panel of arbitrators; UEFA Licensing Appeal Panel; Member of Scottish Premier League Commission of Inquiry into Rangers FC 2012-2013;

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 Marvin R. V. Storrow Q.C., LL.D (1934)

Attorney-at-law, QC (Canada) Eng
Vancouver / Canada

Partner Emeritus Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Director of the 2010 Olympic Games bid corporation; Director of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre

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Dr. Jan Stovicek (1972)

Attorney-at-law (Czech Republic) Fr/Eng
Praha / Czech Republic

Doctor in laws and Ph.D in private law, Charles University, Prague, Of Counsel in KSD Legal advotakni kancelar, s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic and KSD Legal advokatska kancelario, s.r.o., Bratislava. Vice President of FIM Europe, First Vice President of Auto Club of Czech Republic (ACCR), Member of the Czech Olmypic Committee Executive Board, Member of the International Court of Appeal of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), President of the FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Commitee, Member of the International Judicial Panel of the FIM, Chairman of the Legislative Council of the Czech Olympic Committee, Chairman of the Arbtiration Board of the Football Association of the Czech Republic, President of the Ethics Committee of ACCR, Former President of the Disciplinary Committee of ACCR - Federation of Automobile Sport (FAS), Motorcycling Road Racing rider in European Supermono Cup (1998-2000), Automobile GT driver in FIA GT3 European Championships (2011), Driver in FIA GT Series - overall winner in Gentleman category (2013)

Mr Romano F. Subiotto (1961)

Attorney-at-law (United Kingdom) Fr/Eng/Deu/Sp/It
Bruxelles / Belgium

QC. Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Solicitor-Advocate (England and Wales). Counsel to the International Olympic Committee since 2002 on all EC competition matters.

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Mr Alan John Sullivan (1951)

Lawyer (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Queens Counsel; Barrister; former Chairman, Australian Rugby League Judiciary Panel; Commissioner, Code of Behaviour, Australian Cricket Board.

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Mr Paul A.J. Supramaniam (1957)

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

Chairman and Managing Partner - Law Asia; Member/Quasi judicial role Disciplinary Committee of the Singapore National Olympic Council, Panel of legal advisors of the Singapore National Olympic Committee; Special Advisor to the President of the National Equestrian Federation of Singapore. See CV for further details.

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Mr Timour Sysouev (1973)

Lawyer (Belarus) Eng/Ru
Minsk / Belarus

Advocate, managing partner, Sysouev Bondar Khrapoutski SBH Law Office; Associate Professor, Department of Civil procedure and labour law, Belarusian State University; Member of the Appeals Committee of the Ice Hockey Federation of the Republic of Belarus (2010-2015); ad hoc legal counsel of Belarus national Ice Hockey Federation dur preparation and conduct of Ice Hockey World Championship 2014; Legal counsel of a national federation and hosting company during preparation and conduct of the XI Futsal World Championship 2015.

Mr Jingzhou Tao (1958)

Attorney-at-law (France) Fr/Eng/Chi
Beijing / China

Partner, Jones Day Beijing Office, China. Chair of the Commission on ICC China. Adjunct Professor of Peking University Law School. Managing Partner, Coudert Brothers, China (1996-2005).

Mr Carlos Teran (1967)

Attorney-at-law (Venezuela) Eng/Sp
Caracas / Venezuela

Attorney-at-law at Urdaneta Fontiveros & Asociados. Associate since 2000, Venezuela. President of Honor Council of Venezuelan Football Federation (2001-present). President of the Justice Commission of the Venezuelan Professional Football League (1993-1996). 

Hon. John Charles Thomas (Ret.) (1950)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Richmond / USA

Chief of Appellate Practice Hunton and Williams. Member Executive Commission and Law Commission of American Arbitration Association. Former Co-Chair National Mediation Commission, American Arbitration Association. Former Justice of Supreme Count of Virginia.

Ms Blondel Thompson (1953)

Barrister (United Kingdom) Eng
Birmingham / United Kingdom

Barrister-at-law (specialing in crime and sports law). Panel of Arbitrators - UK Sport Resolutions. 1998 Anti-Doping Athletics - Panel Member. 2001-present, Anti-Doping Bobsleigh - Chairman. Appeal Court for Football Association & Swimming - Chairman. Specialist Advisor to the UK National Anti-Doping Panel, 2014; Football Specialist to The Football Association, Member of the CAS ad hoc division for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014; former track and field athlete and 100m hurdles British and Commonwealth record holder.

Mr Stefan Geir Thorisson (1962)

Attorney-at-law (Iceland) Eng/Fr
Reykjavik / Iceland

Attorney-at-law; Part-time lecturer Law Faculty of the University of Reykjavik in EU Law and Member of the Board of the European law Institution of the University of Reykjavik (2004- );Vice Chairman Icelandic sports club Vikingur Reykjavik (1996-2008); Vice Chairman Stoke City Football Club (2000-2008); Board Member Icelandic FA (2007-2009); Arbitrator Icelandic FA Committee dealing with disputes on the status and transfer of players (2007- );

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 Stephen Townley (1952)

Solicitor (United Kingdom) Eng
London / United Kingdom

LL.M., University LSE London; solicitor (1978); FCIArb and CIArb Accredited Mediator Expert in sports dispute management and resolution particularly involving technology, governance, media, data and betting. Worked extensively in Asia, the Middle East and India. Set up and grew, with his partners, the boutique law firm, Townleys. The practice merged with Squire Saunders in 2001. Clients/projects included agencies such as CSI Octagon, sponsors such as Coca-Cola, federations and governing bodies such as ITF, IRB, FIFA, ICC, FIA, IOC and events such as FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup, Olympic Games, F1 and venues such as the Singapore Sports Hub.

Me Ahmadou Traore (1962)

Avocat (Mali) Fr
Bamako / Mali

Maîtrise en Droit Privé, ENA du Mali. Chef du Service Juridique de la SOTELMA. Professeur de Droit au Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Télécommunications du Mali.

Mr Nicolas Ulmer (1952)

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

Partner at Budin & Associés, Geneva, former Head of Arbitration Practice at Winston & Strawn, extensive experience as arbitrator, WIPO domain name panellist and mediator, former trial observer for Amnesty International

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Me Guido Valori (1958)

Avocat (Italy) Fr/It
Rome / Italy

Avocat. Mandataire du Comité Olympique National Italien (CONI). Procureur en chef de la Fédération Italienne de Basket (FIP). Avocat-conseil de la Fédération Italienne de Tennis (FIT). Membre de la Commission nationale d’inscription de la Fédération Italienne de Football (FIGC). Procureur auprès de la Procure Nationale Antidopage du Comité Olympique National Italien (CONI). Ancien mandataire de la Fédération Italienne d’Athlétisme.

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.

Judge Deon Van Zyl (1943)

Judge (South Africa) Eng
Cape Town / South Africa

Retired Judge of the High Court of South Africa; President for Africa, World Jurist Association; District Governor (2011-2012) of the Rotary International District 9350. Formerly: Professor of Law; Advocate and Senior Counsel (SC) of the High Court of South Africa, Member of the Bloemfontein and Pretoria Bars; President of Athletics South Africa (ASA); Member of the National Olympic Committee of South Africa (NOCSA); Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002 and at the Summer Olympic Games, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Vedder (1947)

Professor (Germany) Eng/Deu
Munich / Germany

Dr. jur.; Professor of Public law, Public International Law and European Law and Sports Law, University of Augsburg; member of the Institute for Sport Science, University of Augsburg; former Chairman of the Arbitration Panel of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF); former member of the Juridical Commission of the European Olympic Committees (EOC); member of the Organizing Committee for the 11th Olympic Congress 1981. President of the IBU Doping Hearing Panel; Chairman of the Commission for the Settlement of Disputes related to Confidentiality of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, Nethelands.

Dr. Herman Verbist (1959)

Attorney-at-law (Belgium) Eng/Fr/Deu
Ghent / Belgium

Attorney-at-law in Ghent and Brussels; Board Member of Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI); Chairman of the arbitrators of the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sports, Brussels (BAS-CBAS)(2016-); Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris (1988-1996); Visiting Professor at University of Ghent (International Commercial Arbitration) (1996-2013); Consultant to the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, Geneva (1988- ); Accredited mediator, Belgian Federal Mediation Commission (2008- ); Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (1996- ); Doctorate in Law at the University of Ghent

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Mr Omar Alejandro Vergara (1963)

Lawyer (Argentina) Eng
Rosario / Argentina

Avocat; docteur en sciences juridiques et sociales; secrétaire de la Confédération Sudaméricaine descrime; Président de la Fédération dArgentine descrime; Professeur de lEcole Itinérante de Solidarité Olympique pour lAmérique Latine; 4 fois champion national à lépée; 1 fois champion sudaméricain à lépée (Cali 1971); médaille dor aux Jeux Panaméricains à Mexico 1975; participation aux Jeux Olympiques 1968, 1972, 1976.

Mr Daniel Visoiu (1970)

Attorney-at-law (Romania / USA) Eng
Bucharest / Romania

Visoiu Law Firm, Bucharest, Romania. Licensed to practice with the Florida (USA) Bar, Board Certified Specialist in International Law (Florida Bar), Registered Foreign Lawyer with Bucharest Bar (Romania). Secretary General, Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC). Founding and current member of Romanian Olympic and Sports Committees Ethics Commission. Voting Member of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (2005-present).

Mr Boris Vittoz (1975)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Fr/Eng
Lausanne / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law. Founding partner of the law firm CPV Partners (Lausanne/Geneva).

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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Dr Georg von Waldenfels (1944)

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

Counsel at Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP; Former Minister of Finance for the State of Bavaria; Former member of the Board of Management of VIAG Telecom AG, Munich; President of German Tennis Federation (1999-2011); ITF Board of Directors (2001-_)

Mr Aldons Vrublevskis (1957)

Attorney-at-law (Latvia) Eng/Ru
Riga / Latvia

Attorney at law; private advocate; former Judge, Riga District and Regional Courts; former lawyer of the Latvian Olympic Committee; Secretary General, Latvian Olympic Committee and former member of the Juridical Commission of the European Olympic Committees.

Dr Andrzej Wach (1954)

Professor (Poland) Fr
Warsaw / Poland

Professor. Legal Adviser. Director of Polish FA Legal Department. Professor of University of Warsaw, Institut of Civil Law. General Secretary (1994-2003) and arbitrator (2003- ) of Polish Court of Arbitration. Arbitrator of Court of Arbitration PFA (1993 - ). Member of UEFA, Administrative Experts Panel. Member of Juridical Committee of EOC. Member of Juridical Group for Doping Control (Council of Europe).

Dr. Markus Hugo Wanger (1955)

Attorney-at-law (Liechtenstein) Eng/Deu
Vaduz / Liechtenstein

Dr.iur.; Attorney at law; Managing Director of PATAG Patente & Lizenzen Aktiengesellschaft (as of 1995); Honorary Counsul of the Hungarian Republic (as of 1994); Judge in the Court of Administration of Liechtenstein (1989-1993); Legal Councel of the Automobil Club of Switzerland (ACFL), section Liechtenstein; Vice President of ACFL; Judge in the Court of Aministration, Liechtenstein (1989-1993). President of the Liechtenstein Football Association (2001 - ). Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte"

Mr Robert John Weber SC (1957)

Barrister (Australia) Eng
Sydney / Australia

Chairman of the Australian Olympic Sport Selection Appeals Committees of various sports for each of the Summer Olympic Games since 2000; Chairman of the Australian National Rugby League Appeals Tribunal; See CV for full details

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Me Bernhard Welten (1966)

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

Attorney at law at Kanzlei Welten, Bern, Switzerland. Formerly of 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).

Mr John T. Wendt (1951)

Professor (USA) Eng
Minneapolis / USA

B.A. in Humanities (University of Minnesota); M.A. American Studies, (University of Minnesota); J.D. William Mitchell College of Law; American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration and Olympic Panels; Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Special Anti-Doping Panel; Arbitrator, Hennepin County Court Services, State of Minnesota; Appointed to the Sate of Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission; Member, Olympic Studies International Diretory of the Centre dEstudis Olímpics at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; Member of the Special Panel for the XIII Pan American Games; MBA Director, Sports and Entertainment Management, University of St.Thomas; Former Counsel, International Womens Professional Softball Players Association; Former of Counsel, United States Amateur Athletic Union; Fomer Inside Counsel, Twin Cities Festival Organizing Committee, United States Olympic Festival 90; Former Member of Board of Governors, USA Water Polo; Former Member, Counselors Committee, USA Swimming; University of Minnesota Aquatics Hall of Fame.

Mr David A.R. Williams (1941)

Barrister-at-law (New Zealand) Eng
Auckland / New Zealand

LL.B (Auckland); LL.M (Harvard), Barrister (Queens Counsel) and Arbitrator. Justice of the Cook Islands Court of Appeal and Judge, Dubai International Financial Centre Court (both part-time positions). Former Judge of the High Court of New Zealand (1992-1994) and former Justice of High Court of the Cook Islands (2000-2010) and Chief Justice (2005-2010). President of the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand (2004-2006). Former Member New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Industry Board (1996-2002), LCIA Court of Arbitration,ICC Court of Arbitration and Board of Directors American Arbitration Association and current Council Member, International Council on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

Judge Mark LLoyd Williams SC (1955)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Haymarket / Australia

Judge of District Court of New South Wales; Barrister (1979-2013) - specialised in sports-related disputes; regularly served as member of tribunal or chairman of national federation appeals tribunals for various sports; Appointed by Australian Olympic Committee to be Chairman of Appeals Tribunals for various national federations prior to 2012 Olympic Games; Director of NSW Rowing (2008-2011), various FISA Masters and World Masters gold medals in rowing 1994-2014.

Ms Esther Winder (1959)

Attorney-at-law, Arbitrator (Israel) Eng
Ramat-Gan / Israel

President (2008-_); and arbitrator (1998-_) at the Supreme Court of the Israel Sport Association;

Ms Carolyn B. Witherspoon (1950)

Lawyer (USA) Eng
Little Rock / USA

JD; President, Arkansas Bar Association (1995-96); attorney at law in law firm Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

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Mr. Glenn Wong (1952)

Attorney-at-law; Professor (USA) Eng
Leverett, MA / USA

Juris doctor; Executive Director/Distinguished Professor of Practice (sports law), Sports law & Business Program (ASU); Arbitrator, American National Football League (NFL); Salary Arbitration Practioner Major League Baseball.

Mr Wei (David) Wu (1968)

Attorney-at-law (China / Brazil) Eng/Chi
Shanghai / China

Partner at Llinks Law firm (2017- ); Formerly founding and senior partner of Boss & Young Attorneys-at-Law. Head of Shanghai Bar Association Education & Sport Committee. Member of China Law Society Sports Law Chapter. Member of Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte. Former President and Global Executive Committee Member of PLG International Lawyers. Pluralistic Master Mentor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ko Guan Law School. Arbitrator at the CAS ad-hoc Division for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Dr Norbert Wühler (1948)

Lawyer (Germany) Eng/Fr/Deu
Coppet / Switzerland

Chairman Appeal Board of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (2014- ); Member, Kosovo Property Claims Commission (KPCC) (2007-2015); Director, Reparations Department, International Organization for Migration (IOM) (2000-2010); Head, Legal Service, United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) (1992-2000)

Ms Rabab Yasseen (1962)

Attorney-at-law (Iraq / Switzerland) Eng/Fr/Ar
Geneva / Switzerland

Attorney-at-law (Geneva bar); Solicitor (England and Wales); Partner, Mentha Avocats, Geneva (2005 -); Deputy Judge, Geneva Civil Courts (2007-); ICC Arbitration Commission; Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association; member of LCIA User's Council; member of the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre;

Prof. Jun Yokoyama (1949)

Professor (Japan) Eng/Jap
Tokyo / Japan

Master of Law; Professor of private international law; member of the Advisory Panel for the Minister of Justice of Japan; Chairman of the International Family Law Committee of the International Law Association.

Mr Neil John Young (1952)

Barrister-at-law (Australia) Eng
Melbourne / Australia

LL.M.; Queens Counsel; Barrister; past President, Australian Bar Association; former Chairman Victoria Bar.

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Dr Karim Youssef (1978)

Attorney-at-law (Egypt) Fr/Eng/Ar
Cairo / Egypt

JSD; Managing Partner of Youssef & Partners Attorneys, Giza. Former Partner and Head of Middle-East Arbitration and International Law Practices, Amereller Legal Consultants, Cairo & Dubai; See CV for full details.

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Mr Alain Zahlan de Cayetti (1967)

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

Managing Partner of CVML Dubai; Registered practitioner with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); Arbitrator and mediator.

Ms Maria Zuchowicz (1930)

Attorney-at-law (Poland) Eng
Warsaw / Poland

President and arbitrator of the Court of Sport of the Polish Olympic Committee and arbitrator of the Football amicable Court of the Polish Football Union. Chairperson of Appeal Commission of the International Skating Union; vice-president of the Polish Skating Associations; Judge and referee on Olympic Games in Grenoble, Innsbruck, Sapporo and Calgary; member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Winter Olympic Games, Nagano, 1998.