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Mr José María Alonso Puig (1953)

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

Lawyer. President, 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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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). Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.

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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

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.

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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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 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- ). Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.

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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.

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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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 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)

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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, Frankfurt. 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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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);

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Ms Dominique Brown-Berset (1953)

attorney (Switzerland) Eng/Fr
Geneva / Switzerland

Partner at Brown & Page, Switzerland

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.

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.

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.;

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.

Mr Angelo Cascella (1966)

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

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

Mr Mauricio Chiriboga Merino (1986)

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

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

Prof. Thomas Clay (1969)

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

Doctor of Law. Professor at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France. Managing partner of Clay Arbitration Office. Vice-President of National Labor Arbitration Centre. Member of the "Appeal Commission" on French Professional Football League.

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.

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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.  

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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).

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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 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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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"

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 James Drake QC (1959)

Barrister & Arbitrator (United Kingdom / Australia) Eng
London / United Kingdom

LL.M - Columbia University. Admitted to the bar of: South Australia, New South Wales, New York, England & Wales, British Virgin Islands. Barrister and Arbitrator.

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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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.

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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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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;

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.

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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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Mr Franco Frattini (1957)

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

Judge. President of 3rd Jurisdictional Chamber - Council of State, Italy. Former State Prosecutor (Italy). Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy. Former Vice President of EU Commission, responsible for security, justice, fundamental rights. President of Italian Court of Sport Justice "Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport". President of Commission of ski instructors (Italian Ski Federation).

Mr Luigi Fumagalli (1959)

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

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

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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- ).

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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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 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.

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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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.

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.

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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

Independent arbitrator; Formerly Partner at the law firm Hengeler Mueller; Member of the IBA Rules of Evidence Review Subcommittee (2008-2010).

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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 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 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 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 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 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.

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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

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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.

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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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 at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Formerly 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).

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. 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 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 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 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 Petros C. Mavroidis (1959)

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

Professor of Law: Columbia Law School, New York (September - December) (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.

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Mr Alexander McLin (1970)

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

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

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).

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 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;

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 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.

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).

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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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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".

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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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 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 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;

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 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.

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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.

Mr Daniel Ratushny (1970)

Lawyer (Canada) Eng
Lausanne / Switzerland

Juris Doctor, MBA, Executive Master International Sports Law. Corporate Lawyer, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Canada (2006-2009). Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal. Professional Ice Hockey Head Coach (2009-2017) in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Professional Ice Hockey Player (1991-2003). Olympic Silver Medal, 1992. World Junior Championship Gold Medal, 1990. Head Coach, Austrian National Men's Ice Hockey Team (2014-2016).

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.

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.

Ms Annett Rombach (1980)

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

LL.M - University of Miami. Attorney-at-law at Klinkert Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Arbitrator at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), Geneva, Switzerland. Guest Lecturer at the University of Zurich (International Arbitration).

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Mr Alexis Schoeb (1978)

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

Attorney-at-law. Founding Partner Schoeb Attorney-at-law. Member of the Arbitral Tribunal of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Vice-President of the Appeal Tribunal of Swiss Volley. Member of the Disciplinary Commission of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

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 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.

Ms Martina Spreitzer-Kropiunik (1967)

Judge (Austria) Deu/Eng
Vienna / Austria

Presiding Judge at the Vienna Criminal Court. Since 1995 working as Judge at the Vienna Criminal Court, since 2003 specialised in international organised crime cases mainly in the field of drug crime and anti-doping affairs.

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 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;

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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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 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"

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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.

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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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.

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 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-_)

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"

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).

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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;