In alphabetical order:

Dr Abdullah Al Hayyan


Professor of law at Kuwait University, Chairman of the FINA Legal Committee, Member of the legal commission of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC), Chairman of the legal committee of the Arabian Gulf Cup football Federation , Kuwait university LLB, LLM, University of Wales PhD, Partner at International Legal Group in association with Baker & Botts.

Ms Tjasa Andrée-Prosenc

ICAS Vice-President


Master of laws; Attorney at law; former Yugoslav champion in figure skating and roller skating, singles and pairs; International Skating Union (ISU) Council Member (1998-2016); Honorary ISU Council Member  (2016- ); Member of the Executive Board of the Slovenia National Olympic Committee (1992- ); President of the Slovenia Skating Union (1991-2010); Vice President of the Slovenia Skating Union (2010- ); ISU Appeals Commission Chair (1986-1998); Participation in 7 Olympic Winter Games in various ISU roles (judge, referee, technical delegate) and well as at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games as Deputy President of the CAS ADD. 

Mr Antonio F. Arimany


Secretary General, International Triathlon Union (ITU) (2016-current); ITU Legal, Finance and Administration Director (2010-2015); Chair, Legal Group of ASOIF (2016-current); Specialized sport lawyer (2009-2011); Managing Director of Madrid Olympic Bid (2006-2009 & 2004-2005); Managing Director of Jaca Olympic Bid (2005-2006); Regional Manager for NOCs, Organising Committee of the Athens Olympic and Paralympic Games; President, Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation (2001-2002) and General Secretary (1996-1997); Senior Tax Advisor & auditor, Garrigues Abogados (1997-2002); Finance & Legal Director, Royal Spanish Motoring Association (1996).

Prof. Enrique Arnaldo Alcubilla


Legal Counsel to the Spanish Parliament (1986-present); State Administrator (1986-present); Professor of Constitutional Law at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain (2014-present); previously at the Carlos II University in Madrid (1990-1996); Director of Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Litigation of the Master in Lawyering from Rey Jan Carlos University (2015-present); Arbitrator at the Spanish Olympic Committee Court of Arbitration; Arbitrator at the Spanish Professional Football League Court of Arbitration; Arbitrator at the Colegio Abogados of Madrid; Arbitrator at the Chamber of Commerce in Madrid; Former President of the Spanish Administrative Court for Sports (2014-2018); Former Member of the Competition and Appeal Committees of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (2002-2014); Former Member of the General Council of Judicial Power elected by the Congreso de los Diputados (Spanish parliament)  (1996-2001); Dr of Law and Bachelor of Law from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain ; Author of more than thirty books about electoral law, Parliamentary Law, organization and functioning of the judicial power, Constitutional Jurisdiction and European Union Law. Lecturer in different Universities, Foundations, Corporations and Institutions in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, France, Peru, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Mr John D. Coates

ICAS President


Lawyer, LLB Sydney University; Member, International Olympic Committee (IOC); Chair IOC Tokyo 2020 Coordination and Legal Affairs Commissions; President, Australian Olympic Committee (since 1990);  former Council Member, International Rowing Federation (FISA, 1992-2014); former Senior Vice President, Sydney 2000 Organising Committee of the Games (SOCOG) and Chef de Mission of Australian Olympic Teams in Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing; Director various Australian public companies and statutory boards.

Ms Moya Dodd

Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Laws (Hons); MBA; Partner Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers;  Australian women's football team (1986 - 1995). Member FIFA Players’ Status Committee (2017-current); Member, IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission (2017-current); Honorary President, Women in Sports Law (2016-current); Chair, Common Goal (2017-present);  Former positions include: FIFA Council Member (2013-2016); FIFA Legal Committee (2012 - 2016); Deputy Chair, FIFA Committee for Women's Football and the Women's World Cup (2013 - 2016); Chair, FIFA Women's Football Task Force (2013 - 2016); Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Vice President (2009 - 2015) and Executive Committee Member (2007 - 2019); Chair AFC Women’s Football Committee (2011 - 2019); AFC Legal Committee Member (2009 - 2019); Director, Football Federation Australia (2007 - 2017).

Mr Ivo Eusebio


Juge fédéral (2003-2018), membre du Disciplinary Committee de la IIHF (2004-2018), licencié en droit et en sciences économiques, brevet d'avocat, Conseiller juridique du Département de l'économie publique du Canton Tessin (1977-78),  Secrétaire général du Département de la justice du même Canton (1979-1983), collaborateur dans une étude d'avocat et de notaire (1983-1985), Juge du district de la Léventine (canton du Tessin) (1985-2001), Juge au Tribunal d'appel du canton du Tessin (2001-2003), Président du HC Ambri-Piotta (Suisse, LNA hockey sur glace) (1985/1990), Président de la Ligue nationale suisse de hockey sur glace et membre du comité de la Fédération suisse de hockey sur glace (LSHG) (1990-1995), Juge unique de la Fédération internationale de hockey sur glace (IIHF) - European Hockey League (EHL) (1996-2000), membre du Legal Committee de la IIHF (1998-2003).

Mr Michael B. Lenard

ICAS Vice President


Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting; Finance); Doctor of Law; Lawyer; former Senior Managing Director of Paladin Realty Partners/William E. Simon & Sons private equity firm; former Partner in the international law firm of Latham & Watkins; with respect to the United States Olympic Committee, formerly, inter alia, its Vice-President, member of its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Chair of its Key Strategies Task Force and Joint Marketing Committee, Special Counsel to its Ethics Committee, head of its Athletes Performance Group and member and Vice-Chair of its Athletes' Advisory Council;  former member of the Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games and its Audit and Ethics Committee; member of the United States Olympic Team of Handball in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Ms Carole Malinvaud

President of the CAS Ordinary Division


Partner Co-head in the Arbitration practice group of Gide Loyrette Nouel; specialist in international commercial law and international arbitration; graduate of Paris II University and Harvard law School; member of the Paris and New York bar; Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce French international arbtiration commission (ICC France) (2013-present); Chair of the Comité Français de l'Arbitrage (2013-2016); Chair of the first instance disciplinary commission of the French Golf Federation; former member of French Junior National Golf Team.

Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

Midrand, South Africa

Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa 1994 - 2009; Judge in the office of the Chief of Justice 2011-2013; Acting judge of the Appeal Court of Lesotho 2015-2017; Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia 2015 to date; Chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council 2017 to date; Chairperson of The Constitutionalism Fund (South Africa) 2015 to date; Chairperson of the Financial Services Appeal Board (South Africa); University of Bophuthatswana, now North West University, Batchelor of Law (B. Luris) 1982; Batchelor of Law (LLB) 1984; Master of Laws (LLM) 1987; University of Pennsylvania, USA, LLM 1990; 1984-1991 North West University initially as lecturer, rising to Associate Professor; 1992-1993 Associate Professor at University of the Western Cape; 1993-1994 Specialist Researcher (Human Rights) at the Centre for Constitutional Analysis at the Human Science Research Council and part-time lecturer at University of Pretoria; Justice Mokgoro serves on many other boards and trusts and holds honorary degrees from eight universities as well as being the recipient of many other honours and awards for her legal and humanitarian work. Justice Mokgoro has been selected by the President of South Africa as an official Advocate for Social Cohesion in South Africa (2013-2018) and conferred her with the National Order of the Baobab in 2015.

Prof. Giulio Napolitano

Deputy President of the Ordinary Arbitration Division


Professor of Administrative law and Comparative Administrative Law at the Law Department of the Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy; Member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S); Member of the Board of Editors of the European Review of Public Law; Co-Editor in Chief of the Italian Review of Sports Law (“Rivista di diritto sportive); Member of the Italian Court of Arbitration for sports-related disputes (2005-2012); Chair of the Italian National Olympic Committee Commission for the enactment of the Code of sports justice (2014 and 2017); Commissioner of the Italian Football Federation for the reformation of its statutes (2012 and 2014).

Judge Ellen Gracie Northfleet

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Attorney in private practice and arbitrator in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. She has an impressive judicial career in Brazil, starting as Federal Attorney (Ministério Público Federal) (1973-1989); then as Judge of the Federal Court of Appeals (Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região) (1989-2000) and Chief-Judge of that same Court (1997-1999); as Justice of the Federal Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal) (2000-2011) and Chief-Justice of the same Court (2006-2008), as well as Presiding Judge of the National Justice Council (Conselho Nacional de Justiça). Member of the World Bank Sanctions Board and Member of the Board of Directors of the World Justice Project.

Mr Mikael Rentsch

Sweden / Switzerland

Legal Director of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) (2013-present), formerly Senior Legal Counsel (2009-2013) and Legal Counsel (2006-2009); Senior Consultant, tax and legal department, at Deloitte & Touche, Geneva, Switzerland (2002-2004); LLM Business Law, Intellectual Property and Sports Law, Duke University School of Law, Durham (NC), USA; Law degree from the University of Lausanne; Member of ASOIF Legal Consultative Group; GAISF .sport Policy Advisory Board. 

Judge Patrick Robinson


Judge of the International Court of Justice (2015-present); Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (1998-2015), and President (2008-2011); Member of the International Law Commission (1991-1996); Member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (1987-1995) and President (1991); Member of the International Bioethics Committee (1996-2005); from 1972-1998, Jamaica's Representative to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the United Nations General Assembly and Leader of Treaty Negotiating Teams in several areas of international law. LLB London University; Barrister at law; LLM Kings College, University of London. Author of books on Jamaican athletics and Executive Producer of a documentary on Jamaican athletics. 

Judge Yves Rüedi


Master of Laws (2002) and Doctor of Laws (2009). Judge of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (2014-present); previously President of the High Court of the Canton of Glarus (2006-2014) and attorney-at-law (2002-2013). Judge Rüedi has a strong interest in sport and regularly competes in Ironman events.

Ms Corinne Schmidhauser

President of the Appeals Arbitration Division


Attorney-at-law; President of Sportschool Feusi Bern; President Anti-doping Switzerland; Former member of the FIS Legal Committee (2002-2014); Former Head of the Legal Committee of Swiss Ski; Member of parliament Bern; Former CAS arbitrator; Former President of the Swiss Sports Lawyer Association (ASDS); Winner of the World Cup overall slalom (alpine skiing) 1987. Participant in the Olympic Games in Calgary, 1988.

Ms Tricia C.M. Smith


CM OBC BA LLB LLD (Hon); Deputy Manager & Partner Barnescraig & Associates; President Canadian Olympic Committee (COC); IOC Member; Representative of Panam Sports to ANOC Executive Council; Former Arbitrator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC); Vice President International Rowing Federation (FISA); Member of Own the Podium Board 2011-2015; Four time Olympian 1976, 1980 (boycott), 1984 and 1988, seven time World Championship Medallist & 1984 Olympic Silver Medallist, 1996 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist; Member first Athletes Commission COC 1980; Co-founder first Athletes Commission (RCA) Rowing Canada Aviron. ICAS Commission for CAS Membership.

Dr Elisabeth Steiner

Deputy President of the Appeals Arbitration Division


Attorney-at-law in Vienna (Austria), Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (France, 2001-2015); Lectured at numerous universities world-wide on Human Rights Law, for example at Stanford University (USA), at Hong Kong university (China) or the University of Vienna (Austria). Visiting Professor at the Renmin University of Beijing and the Yantai University (China). Holding an Phd in Law (University of Vienna) and an Phd in Economics and Business (Vienna University of Economics and Business). Admitted to the Bar for Vienna, lower Austria and Burgenland.

Judge Hanqin Xue


Vice-President (since 2018), Judge at the International Court of Justice since 2010; B.A., Beijing Foreign Language Studies University 1980; Diploma of International Law, Beijing University 1982; LLM Columbia University 1983; J.S.D. Columbia 1995; Professor at Wuhan University School of Law; President of the Asian Society of International Law (2009-2011); Foreign Ministry of China 1980 - 2010; Member of the International Law Commission 2002-2010); Chairman of the International Law Commission 2010; Associate member and member of International Law Institute (since 2005); member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (since 2017).

Secretary (non member)

Mr Matthieu Reeb

CAS Secretary General
Lausanne, Switzerland


ICAS in images

  • Mr John Coates, President (2011 - )

  • ICAS 2019-2022

  • Le Président et Secrétaire général

  • S.E. le juge Kéba Mbaye, Président fondateur du TAS 1984-2007