Our team

Our team consists of talented, forward-thinking, multilingual sports lawyers with extensive experience across a wide range of sports dispute resolution and legal advisory matters for industry stakeholders.

We have a broad network of international consultant sports lawyers that we collaborate with on a regular basis which enables us to provide services to our clients across various jurisdictions.

JESSIE ENGELHART

PARTNER

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Specialisation

Jessie is a multilingual sports industry professional with previous experience at international law firms, FC Barcelona and UEFA. She has a broad understanding of the sports industry not only from a legal but also a business perspective. She has in-depth knowledge of the governance and strategy models of professional football clubs and federations.

 

Jessie provides legal advice to clients primarily regarding contractual matters (employment, representation, transfer and image rights agreements) and defends her clients’ interests before Spanish courts and international sports tribunals.

 

Education

 

Master in Sports Law & Management - ISDE Barcelona

Certificate course in Alternative Dispute Resolution - Columbia Law School, New York

 

Masters in Legal practice (with Honors) - Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid

 

Bachelor of Laws (with Honors) - Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Languages

 

Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Portuguese

Specialisation

Alen is a former football player with comprehensive knowledge of the Sports business and legal framework. He has previous experience at the leading Brazilian Sports Law firm Cravo, Pastl & Balbuena. He has also served as an independent legal advisor to high-profile football clubs in the Balkans and assisted them in matters pertaining to training compensation and solidarity contribution.

Alen has extensive experience in advising clubs, athletes and agencies in international transfer matters and providing legal assistance during contract negotiations.

 

Education

 

Master in Sports Law & Management - ISDE Barcelona

Certificate course in Alternative Dispute Resolution - Columbia Law School, New York

 

Bachelor of Laws  - University of Trieste, Italy

Languages

 

Croatian, Italian, English, Czech

ALEN SOMIC

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DEEP RAY

PARTNER

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Specialisation

 

Deep has extensive experience in Sports Arbitration, Litigation and Transactional Law.

He provides consultations in the area of Sports Law to various stakeholders (athletes, coaches, intermediaries, clubs, sports management firms) on inter alia contractual, employment, regulatory and disciplinary, anti-doping matters.

 

Deep has wide experience in representing parties before adjudicatory bodies of national sports associations, FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

 

Education

 

Master in Sports Law & Management - ISDE Barcelona

Certificate course in Alternative Dispute Resolution - Columbia Law School, New York

 

Law Degree, BA., LL.B. (Hons.) - NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. 

Languages

 

English, Hindi, Bengali, Spanish