Recurring Appointments of an Arbitrator by FIFA and Specificities of CAS Arbitration
SportLegis is a specialised sports law and arbitration practice based in Lausanne
Consideration of an argument not raised by the parties and violation of the parties’ right to be heard
Implicit consideration of requests and arguments raised by a party and violation of ne ultra petita and the right to be heard
Qualification and selection disputes decided by the CAS Ad Hoc Division during the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
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
Riza v Turkey: European Court of Human Rights gives further guidance on establishing independent arbitral tribunals
International transfer of minors in football – key takeaways and procedural issues from Chelsea & The FA v. FIFA
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Dr Despina Mavromati
Sportlegis is the sports law practice of Dr Despina Mavromati, a Swiss and Greek attorney with 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 2021).
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.