European Convention of Human Rights invoked directly before the Swiss Federal Tribunal in a doping-related matter
International Sports Law & Arbitration Despina Mavromati - BianchiSchwald
No violation of res judicata in case of an action filed before the national courts and a subsequent FIFA disciplinary procedure.
Trinidad and Tobago Football Association v. FIFA – the validity of normalisation committees and exclusive jurisdiction of CAS
Selected procedural issues –and questions– arising out the Caster Semenya Judgment of the Swiss Federal Tribunal
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Dr Despina Mavromati
Dr Despina Mavromati is an attorney at the Lausanne office of the Swiss law firm BianchiSchwald, a UEFA Club Financial Control Body Member and a CAS arbitrator. She has many years of experience in the field of international sports law and arbitration. Recognized as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal in Switzerland every year since 2018, “Despina Mavromati is an ‘extremely clever lawyer’ with an impressive practice. She is widely recognized for her skill in arbitration.” WWL also says: Despina Mavromati is a “brilliant and accomplished” lawyer, well renowned for having “built a great name and profile in the market” and has “significant experience representing clubs and athletes in complex disputes” (WWL Thought Leaders 2022). In 2023, WWL says “Despina Mavromati is a leading name in sports law according to market commentators, who describe her as “an amazing lawyer with immense knowledge and expertise when it comes to disputes before the CAS”.
Despina Mavromati represents clients in contractual, disciplinary and governance-related matters before CAS, FIFA and other major sports judicial instances / arbitral institutions based in Switzerland and abroad. She provides legal advice in the form of early case assessments, expert opinions and regulatory / contract drafting in international sports law matters.
An International Network
We offer open-minded and reliable advice with a view to anticipating and assessing legal risk in international sport-related affairs. The right team is essential and each dispute calls for a different skillset. Despina Mavromati has collaborated with a number of prestigious international law firms on a case-by-case basis, including McCarthy Tetrault (Canada) and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (UK). She has also worked together with numerous renowned practitioners from different parts of the world.