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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).

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Mr Salman Al-Ansari (1981)

lawyer (Qatar) Eng/Ar
Doha / Qatar

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

Mr Reto Annen (1977)

Arbitrator (Switzerland) Eng/Deu
Chur / Switzerland

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

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Mr Mario René Archila Cruz (1962)

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

Lawyer and Notary. Partner of regional Law firm, Arias Guatemala, S.A.; Ex-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. Currently leading the Litigation department of Arias Guatemala.

Mr Juan Pablo Arriagada Aljaro (1971)

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

Attorney at law at Santiago, Chile; Llm commercial law and labor law; founder and main partner of the law firm "Arriagada & Co. Lawyers", Santiago, Chile; Executive Secretary of Chilean Football Federation (1997 – 2001); Member of the National Court of Arbitration for Sports in Santiago, Chile; Member of the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Centre; Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.

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Dr Marco Balmelli (1969)

Attorney-at-law (Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu/It
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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Mr Efraim Barak (1957)

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

Consultant & Professor of sports law, Efraim Barak Sports Law & Consultancy (2018- ); Senior Partner & head of sports law department, D. Mirkin & Co., Advocates & Notaries (1987-2017); Member of Sports Law and Sports Legislation Committee of the Israel Bar; General Counsel and Head of legal department of the Israel Football Association (2014-2017); Member of UEFA's legal Committee (2015- ); Professor and Academic Director at the Master degree program in international Sport Law, at the Cardinal Herrera University (Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona) (2018- ) and the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) in Madrid (2006-2016); 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 Basketball Association.

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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; Steward of the RAC (Motor Racing). Ethics Commissioner London Olympic Games 2012. President, British Association of Sport and Law (2004-). Chair IAAF Ethics Commission (2014); Chair of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal (2017). Chair ICC Code of Conduct Commission (2002-2015). Chair ICC Dispute Resolution Committee (2015-). Member Ironman Appeal Panel (2016-). Member Mixed Martial Arts Appeal Panel (2016-). Member FIA International Appeal Panel (2010-2017). Member European Tour Anti-Doping Appeal Panel (2014-). Honorary Legal Adviser IAAF London World Championships 2017. Member of the CAS ad hoc Divisions at the Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, (and Anti-Doping Division) Rio de Janeiro 2016 and at the Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006.

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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 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 (2011-); Member of the legal Commission of the NOC of Ukraine; Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal; Former member of the appeals antidoping commission of the NADO of Ukraine; UIPM Court of Arbitration arbitrator (2017- ); Athlete, professional athlete 100mH & 400mH, member of the national athletics team of Ukraine (1991-2005).

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 (1995-2001); former Secretary General of the International Rowing Federation (FISA). Former Head of High Performance, National Teams and Football Development and Head of International Relations, Football Federation Australia (2004-2013). Former Director of the Australian Institute of Sport. Secretary General of FISA 1989-1995; Council member of FISA (1998-2014); Executive Board Member FISA (2004-2014); Chaire FISA Anti-Doping Tribunal (2014- ); Currently High Performance Director, Volleyball Australia. Former international level rower

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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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Me Andreu Camps i Povill (1961)

Avocat (Spain) Fr/Eng/Sp
Alpicat / Spain

Docteur en droit sportif. Arbitre du Tribunal Espagnol dArbitrage Sportif, depuis sa création en 1997. Professeur de lINEFC (Institut Nacional dEducacio Fisica de Catalunya) à lUniversité de Lleida.

Mr Edward Canty (1975)

Solicitor (United Kingdom) Eng
Manchester / United Kingdom

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

Me Olivier Carrard (1956)

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

Managing Partner and Attorney at law at the Lawfirm CMS Von Erlach Poncet AG, Geneva office; 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" since 1996; Member of the CAS ad hoc Division of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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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)

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Mr Massimo Coccia (1957)

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

J.D. (1981, University of Rome Sapienza Law School), LL.M. (1984, University of Michigan Law School); Fulbright Fellow (1983-84); Attorney at law, admitted to Italian high courts; Founding Partner of law firm “Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati”, with offices in Rome and Milan (www.cdaa.it); Professor of International Law at Tuscia University in Viterbo, Italy (since 2001); Research Professor of International and EU Law at University of Rome Sapienza Law School (since 1991); Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan Law School (1986); Member of the Board of the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA); Honorary President of the Italian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA); Arbitrator at the CAS Olympic Divisions of Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and London 2012.

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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 Ricardo De Buen Rodriguez (1967)

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

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

Mr Frans De Weger (1978)

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

Partner/Attorney-at-law BMDW Advocaten. CAS arbitrator since 2015, appointed on the proposal of the European Club Association (ECA).

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Mr Carlos Del Campo Colás (1960)

Lawyer (Spain) Eng/Sp
Madrid / Spain

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

Ms Margarita Echeverria Bermúdez (1966)

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

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

Mr Luigi Fumagalli (1959)

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

Professor – University of Milan. Attorney at law. Appeals Judge of Euroleague Basketball. President of the Second Division of the National Anti-Doping Tribunal of the Italian National Anti-Doping Organization at the Italian National Olympic Committee. Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Summer Olympic Games, Beijing 2008, and at the Winter Olympic Games, Sochi 2014.

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Dr Ernesto Gamboa (1952)

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

Senior and Founding Partner at Gamboa 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; Member of Arbitration Panel in Chamber of Commerce of Bogota.

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Ms Svenja Geissmar (1964)

lawyer (Germany) Eng/Deu
London / United Kingdom

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

Dr Chris Georghiades (1953)

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

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

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas (1964)

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

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

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Mr Raymond Hack (1950)

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

Practicing Attorney, Senior Partner at Rapeport Incorporated. 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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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).

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Mr Akihiko Hara (1952)

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

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

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Mr Bernhard Heusler (1963)

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

Founding Partner of Heusler Werthmüller Heitz AG, consulting Company in the areas of business, sports and culture. Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss FA. Honorary President of FC Basel 1893 and Honorary Member of the Swiss Football League.

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Mr Lars Hilliger (1971)

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

Attorney-at-law/Partner Advice Law Firm; Chairman of the Appeals Panel for the Danish FA Club Licensing System (2004-); Member of FIBA Appeals Panel (2010-); Chairman of the Team Rudersdal (2008.-).

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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Mr Fabio Iudica (1966)

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

Attorney-at-law. Civil lawyer at Milan bar association; Partner of law firm “Studio Legale Associato Iudica – Carbone” in Milan, Italy; Director of the advanced Course in Sports Law and Sports Justice at Milan University; Adjunct Professor of corporate law and financial market law at Milan University -Bicocca; Appeals judge of the Italian Sports fishing and underwater activity Federation.

Mr Simon Jefferson (1952)

Barrister (New Zealand) Eng
Auckland / New Zealand

Queen's Counsel since May 2013. Hon. Solicitor (Legal Adviser) NZ Soccer since 1997. NZ Soccer Appeal Authority (1997 – to date). Chairperson of the Oceania Disciplinary Committee (2009-2011). Life Member of Bay Olympic FC.

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Mr Hendrik Willem Kesler (1949)

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

Attorney-at-law. Partner with the lawfirm JPR lawyers in Enschede until 2000; CEO and chairman of the professional section of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) (1995-2010); 1982 - 1994 board member of FC Twente Enschede (secretary, treasurer and vice-chairman); Board Member of the KNVB (1995); Board member in the Euro 2000 in Belgium/Netherlands and member of several committees of UEFA (media,pfc and legal); Currently working as legal advisor/business consultant; Appointed on behalf of Dutch government as member of the board of the Gambling Authority - responsible for the fight against matchfixing (2012- ).

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).

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Me Patrick Lafranchi (1964)

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

Attorney-at-law. Partner Lafranchi Meyer Rechtsanwälte; Member of Appeal Court Transfers Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (SIHF) since 1992; Board Member of the Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (ASDS); Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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.

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Mr Anthony Lo Surdo SC (1964)

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

LLM; LLB; BA (Sydney), Senior Counsel (SC) (Barrister); Member Appeals Committee, Football Federation of Australia (FFA); Deputy Chair, FFA Disciplinary and Ethics Committee; Chair, Football NSW Appeals Tribunal; Member, Appeals Board AFL NSW/ACT. Judiciary Counsel, National Rugby League (see CV for full details).

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Mr Francesco Macri (1964)

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

Co-founder and Senior Partner at Taini Gardi Macri, law firm in Piacenza; Trust Attorney of the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC); Member of the panels of arbitrators for disputes resolution between football players and clubs of Italia Lega Serie A and Lega Serie B; Member of the Federal Appeal Court of the Italian Fencing Federation.

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Mr Hector Rene Maldonado Rodriguez (1965)

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

Lawyer and Notary Public, master's degree in civil procedural law, with specialization in labor law, civil and commercial law, General Secretary of the National Commission of Appeal of football of Honduras.

Mr Petros C. Mavroidis (1959)

Professor of Law (Greece / Switzerland) Fr/Eng/Deu
Neuchâtel (Based at Columbia University, New York, USA, from September - December each year) / Switzerland

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

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Mr Alexander McLin (1970)

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

Executive Director, ASA - Swiss Arbitration Association. Member, IAAF Legal Commission; IAAF Working Group on Governance and Integrity Reform. Member, World Rowing (FISA) Ethics Group. Secretary General and CEO, Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) (2007-2011). General Counsel, FEI (2005-2009). 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). World Economic Forum, Geneva/Davos (1993-1999). J.D. Duke University School of Law (1999).

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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 Disciplinary Commission Swiss Basketball; Former professional football player in the Swiss 1st division (Servette FC, FC Neuchatel Xamax, FC Basel, FC Zurich, Lausanne-Sport) and Swiss national U21 team.

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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 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. Member of the Disciplinary Committee Professional Football of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). Member of "Rex Sport Asociación de Asesores del Deporte". Former lecturer at the Online Masters Program International Sports law at the REX Sport Academy and CEU Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain. Former Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee in Doping cases of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB 2011 – 1 July 2019). Former member of the Appeal Committee in Disciplinary Cases Professional Football of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB; 2003 – 2015). Former Arbitrator of the Arbitration Committee of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB; 1987 - 2011). Former Member of the Dutch Football Players’ Committee (CSR; 1985 - 1986). Former Arbitrator of the Arbitration Tribunal of the Dutch Olympic Committee/Dutch Sport Federation (1990 – 1994).

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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. Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.

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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".

Mr Hayden Opie (1953)

Sports Law Consultant and Educator (Australia) Eng
Melbourne / Australia

Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne; Independent Member, Racing (Thoroughbred) Victoria Integrity Council (2018-_); Independent Member, Basketball Australia Hearing and/or Appeals Panels (2018-); 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-__), Director of Studies, Sports Law Program and Senior Lecturer in Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne (1987-2017); Founding President, Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (1990-1998); Member of the Australian Federal Government Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel (2010-2015); Chairman of the Doping Control Tribunal of Athletics Australia (1992-1996); Member of the National Basketball League Appeals Tribunal, Australia (2010-2015).

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Mr Mika Palmgren (1964)

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

Partner Palmgren Ltd. Former chairman of Players Union of Finland. Former and first FIFA licensed player agent in Finland. Arbitrator World Cup 2010 and 2014 and UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016. Member of the Board Telia 5G stadium (Helsinki). Member of the Legal Protection Board of Sport in Finland.

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Mr Sofoklis Pilavios (1966)

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

Attorney-at-law. Member of the Athens Bar Association. Founder and Head of Sofoklis P. Pilavios Law Firm. 3rd Vice-President of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee. Former President of the Hellenic Football Federations (2009-2012). Former member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (as representative of the Hellenic Football Federation, 2013-2016). 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 - Panathinaikos 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. 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). Independent member of the UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee. Independent member of the UEFA Compensation Committee (2017).

Mr Didier Poulmaire (1968)

Lawyer (France) Fr/Eng
Paris / France

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

Dr Jan Räker (1977)

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

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

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 and at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyoengchang 2018. .

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).

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Prof. Gérald Simon (1950)

Professeur (France) Fr
Dijon / France

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

His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio (1957)

Judge (Australia) Eng
Adelaide / Australia

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

Ms Yasna Stavreva (1969)

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

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

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Me Ruggero Stincardini (1956)

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

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

Mr Jacopo Tognon (1972)

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

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

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Mr Pedro Tomás Marqués (1949)

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

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

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Me Bernhard Welten (1966)

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

Attorney at law at Kanzlei Welten, Bern, Switzerland. President of the licencing commission of the Swiss Football League. Member Disciplinary Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Past functions: member of the Anti-doping commission of Swiss Olympic, former president of the doping sanctioning commission of Swiss Cycling (until 2001); Member of the CAS ad hoc Division at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Mr Alain Zahlan de Cayetti (1967)

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

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

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