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Ms Andrea Carska-Sheppard (1965)

Lawyer (Slovakia / Canada) Eng
Bratislava / Slovakia

Licensed lawyer in four jurisdictions. Both common law and civil law trained and graduate of Center of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies. 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). Arbitrator for the ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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Mr Carlo Dalla Vedova (1963)

Attorney-at-law (Italy / Ireland) It/Eng
Rome / Italy

Partner at Dalla Vedova Studio Legale; President of the International RS:X Class Association Windsurfing Olympic Class (2013-2020); President of the Italian Windsurfer Class (2005-2014); Legal advisor to CONI and to the Italian Surf Federation (2017); Sailor on Laser Class & windsurfing at European and World Championship level.

Dr Bruno Di Pietro (1968)

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

International PhD in law, Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia, Spain; Adjoint Professor of Civil Process Law at the University of Naples; Legal advisor of the International Federation of Sports Medecine (2011 - ); President of the Anti-Doping Commission of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine (2017 - ); Former judge of the Federal Court of the Italian Swimming Federation (2012 - 2014).

Dr Jan Exner (1990)

JUDr. PhD (Czech Republic) Eng/Fr
Prague / Czech Republic

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Charles University (2018- ); Lecturer at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles University on Doping in sport (2022- ); Consultant at World Aquatics (formerly FINA) (2022- ); Consultant at Czech Olympic Committee (2022- ); Consultant at Czech Swimming Federation (2022- ); Lecturer and Consultant at Czech Anti-Doping Committee (2022- ); Consultant at Czech Orienteering Federation (2019- ); Former in-house counsel of the Czech National Olympic Committee (2016-2022); former member of the FINA Audit Committee (2017-2022); former positions with the International Orienteering Federation: Ethics Panel Chair (2016-2018), Doping Hearing Panel Member (2017-2021), and Disciplinary Panel Member (2022-2023).

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Prof. Luca Fiormonte (1961)

Barrister (Italy) It/Eng
Rome /

Barrister at law at the Supreme Courts of Italy; CEO of Fiormonte Law Firm; Member of the UNESCO Approval Committee of the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport (2023-2025); Italian government delegate at Council of Europe CAHAMA-TDO anti-doping group; Arbitrator at the International Modern Pentathlon federation (IUPM); President of the Guarantee Commission of Italian modern pentathlon federation; Solicitor prosecutor at Italian basketball federation; University lecturer on international antidoping rules; Former Vice-President of the Italian Anti-Doping Court (Italian NADO) (2006-2017); represented Italy on several anti-doping panels in Europe for the review of the WADA Code; Former chief of national solicitors’ prosecutors at the Italian modern pentathlon federation; Former judge of FIGC -LND (Italian football association) in the Economic Agreement’s Committee; Former Vice-President of the Court of Appeal of the Italian Bowls Federation.

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Prof. Dr. Shuli Guo (1975)

Professor (China) Eng/Chi
Suzhou / China

LLD Wuhan University, China; Law Professor at the Kenneth Wang School of Law, Soochow University, China; Executive Director, China Association of Sports law; Committee Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the China Anti-Doping Agency.

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.

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Prof. Dr. Yong Han (1974)

Professor (China) Chi/Eng
Beijing / China

BA Law; Masters degree in Education (Sport Social Science) and PHD in Education (Sport Social Science) from the Beijing University of Sports; Professor at the Capital University of Physical Education and Sports (CUPES); Deputy Secretary General of the China Association for Sports law; Council Member of the Asian Association of Sports law; Arbitrator at the China Anti-Doping Agency Hearing Committee.

Prof. Dr. Zhi Li (1972)

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

Law Professor, Vice-dean of School of Law, Director of International Law Institute, Fuzhou University. Member of the China Commision of Arbitration for Sport. Vice-President of Society of Studies on Sports Laws of China Law Society. Legal counsel for the Olympic Games Preparation office of General Administration of Sports of China. Senior lawyer (practicing since 1993) and arbitrator. B.A. (1993), LLM (2001) in East China University of Political Science and Law. PHD of International Law (2006) at Law School in Xiamen University. Postdoctor at Law School in Wuhan University. Visiting scholar of University of Houston Law School and Hamburg University Law School.

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Dr Christophe Misteli (1971)

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

Doctor in law (PhD); Practicing lawyer, admitted at the Swiss Bar; Board Member and Secretary General of the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation; Secretary of the Committee of the Cycling AD Funding Committee.

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 Emil Neszmélyi (1975)

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

Partner at Neszmélyi Law Firm; Member of the Legal Commission of the Hungarian Olympic Committee; Member of the Competition Commission (judicial activity) and of the Regulatory Commission of the Hungarian Basketball Federation; Member of the Disciplinary Commission of the Budapest Bar Association; Former Director of Sports and Legal Counsel for the Basketball Academy of Óbuda; Former professional and semi-professional basketball player.

Prof. Kent Pantry (1948)

Professor of law (Jamaica) Eng
Kingston / Jamaica

Professor of law, University of Technology, Jamaica; Tutor at Norman Manly Law School, Jamaica; Attorney in private practice; Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Jamaica; Former Chairman of Jamaica Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal; Former Chairman of Jamaica Racing Commission First Instance Tribunal relating to horses; Consulted by the government of Jamaica on amendments to anti-doping laws.

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. Formerly, senior partner, and head of international practice at law firm Latham & Watkins. Currently adjunct professor at UCLA in the Law School and in the Department of Communication of the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently member of sports arbitration panel of American Arbitration Association. Formerly served as President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. Chairman, Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. Director and Secretary of Los Angeles Sports Council and Director, Los Angeles Bid Committee for 2028 Olympic Games (LA2028). Acted as counsel for many sports events and organizations including Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Salt Lake City Olympic Organinzing Committee; 1994 World Cup Organizing Committee; Americas Cup Organizing Committee in San Diego; Goodwill Games; and Los Angeles Dodgers. Founded and chaired the International Law Section of the California State Bar Association. Founded and chaired the Los Angeles Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

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Ms Barbara Shycoff (1960)

Attorney-at-law (USA) Eng
Harwood, Maryland / USA

LLM, Boston University; J.D., George Washington University; B.S., Old Dominion University; former member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Legislation Committee; former member of the Athletes Advisory Council of the USOC; former Member of the Board of Directors of USA Swimming; former Chairman of the USA Swimming National Board of Review; former Chairman of the USA Swimming Athletes Committee; member of the CAS since 1995, and a member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta, 1996.

The Hon. Patrick Smith (1949)

Judge (Canada) Eng
Pass Lake, ON / Canada

J.D. University of Western Ontario; Canadian federally-appointed Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2001-2019); Canadian federally-appointed Judge of the Territory of Nunavut (2010-); Vice President of the International Ski Federation (FIS) (2018- ); FIS Council Member (2001 - ); Chair of the FIS Anti-Doping panel since its inception; Former Chair of the FIS Legal Advisory Group and Member of the FIS Legal Committee; Former member of the Canadian freestyle ski association appeal tribunal.

Dr Marco Steiner (1978)

Lawyer (Switzerland) Deu/Eng/Fr
Krattigen / Switzerland

Founder and owner of (2019- ); Clerk with the Appeals Commission of the Aargau Football Association (2015-); Former Legal Counsel at law firms (2017-2020); Former member of the Court of Arbitration of the International Canoe Federation (2009-2020); Former Deputy Director and Head Testing, Intelligence & Science at Antidoping Switzerland Foundation (2008-2017); Former Legal Counsel and Member of the Commission for the fight against doping of Swiss Olympic Association (2007-2008).

Me Guido Valori (1958)

Avocat (Italy) Fr/It
Rome / Italy

Attorney at law; Legal counsel of Italian Rugby Federation; Legal counsel of Italian Athletics Federation; Legal counsel of Italian Dancesport Federation; Legal counsel of Italian Boxe Federation; lecturer at Master Course in Motorcycling Management, Foro Italico Foundation, Rome; lecturer at Master Course in Sport Law, Università Statale Milan; lecturer at Master Course in Sport Management Marketing and Society, Università Bicocca, Milan; managing committee’s member of CONI Rivista di Diritto Sportivo

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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.; arbitrator FINRA, member of the American Arbitration Association roster of employment arbitrators and mediators and the large complex case panel.

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