Challenge of a CAS arbitrator for inappropriate tweets: the “duty of curiosity” revisited
SportLegis is a specialised sports law and arbitration practice based in Lausanne
Lack of legal interest worthy of protection in case of a sporting competition that already took place
A letter of appointment of a sole arbitrator is not a decision appealable to the Swiss Federal Tribunal
School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute (EUI) – High Policy on Sports Governance
Despina Mavromati appointed as Chair of the Disciplinary & Ethics Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)
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
The validity of FIFA’s arbitration clause and the independence of the CAS: A detailed review of the RFC Seraing cases
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Dr Despina Mavromati
Sportlegis is a specialised sports law practice run by 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 in 2018, 2019 and 2020, “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”.
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.