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Sports Law Expert is Before the Court of Arbitration For Sport (CAS)

We are at the Court of Arbitration for Sport this month representing football players on appeals concerning termination of contractual obligations with 'just cause.'





Job title:                             Research Assistant (x2) – Placement/Mentoring Opportunities

Department:                     Sports Law

Office:                                UK

Status:                                Pro-bono


Position Overview:

The Research Assistant role (x2) is a three-month placement opportunity in relation to a football law matter before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Both placements relate to opportunities for individuals who are interested in the procedural and substantive aspects of sports law, in a clinical/practical setting arising out of a private relationship between two individuals from premier league football. The successful applicants will join and assist Gregory Ioannidis in advising the Respondent party in an Arbitration before the CAS.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research in procedural aspects of football law litigation.

  • Assist with research in substantive aspects of football law litigation.

  • Conduct specialised legal research projects.

  • Perform affiliated responsibilities as assigned, including (but not limited to) support in advising (under supervision) the client.


Qualifications and necessary criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law from an accredited college or University, OR a master’s degree in International Sports Law (relevant work experience/practising certificates would also be considered).

  • Record of strong academic achievement.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organisational skills and evidence of attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting.

  • Ability to demonstrate commitment, dedication and perseverance.

  • Ability to meet deadlines set and work under pressure.

  • Evidence of punctuality and desire to work under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information.


How to apply:


Applicants should send a Cover Letter and their CV to (for the Attention of Miss Olivia Andrews), demonstrating their suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 September 2022 at 15:00 UK time. Those shortlisted will be notified via e-missive. At this initial stage, there is no requirement for physical presence. 



CAS 2022/A/8690 Viborg F.F. Prof. Fodbold A/S. v Dante Football Academy & Dabo Babes Academy FC
CAS 2022/A/8760 Bader Hussein Mohammed, Hamed Mahmud Abd Al Redakhashawi & Mustafa Hussein Mohamed Ahmed v. Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors of Arabi Sports Club, Members of the Election Commission of Arabi Sports Club, General Manager of the General Sports Authority
CAS 2022/A/8584 Maxim Agapitov v. Attila Adamfi & International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

TAS 2021/A/8476 Club Atlético Talleres c. Asociación del Futbol Argentino & Liga Cordobesa de Fútbol

CAS 2022/A/8836 Samsunspor Futbol Kulübü A.S. v. Brice Dja Djedje

CAS 2021/A/8437 Šemsudin Hasić v. Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
CAS 2021/A/8438 FK Velez Mostar v. Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

CAS 2022/A/8575 El Fardou Ben Mohamed v. Al Whada Football Sports Club Company LLC
CAS 2022/A/8771 Al Ahly Sporting Club v. Huddersfield Town AFC
CAS 2022/A/8655 Club Olimpia v. Diego Fabián Polenta Museti
TAS 2022/A/8705 FC Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. c. Marco Jhonfai Fabian de la Mora

TAS 2022/A/8761 Ratchaburi FC c. Sébastien Wuthrich
CAS 2022/A/8613 Al Batin FC v. Khaleem Shaquille Hyland
CAS 2022/A/8825 Al Batin FC v. Khaleem Shaquille Hyland

CAS 2022/A/8692 Football Association of Albania (FAA) v. Fédération Internationale de Football (FIFA)

CAS 2022/A/8837 Al Nassr Saudi v. Atlanta United FC & Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
CAS 2022/A/8802 Nijat Rahimov v. International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)
CAS 2022/A/9048 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) v. Nijat Rahimov

CAS 2022/A/8614 FC Chiasso 2005 SA v. FIFA

TAS 2022/A/8896 Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux c. Football Club Espoir de Zio
TAS 2022/A/8897 Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux c. Football Club du Gomido de Kpalime

28 & 29.09.22
TAS 2021/A/8266 Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional v. FIFA

CAS 2022/A/8664 Al Hilal Club v. Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)
CAS 2022/A/8693 Wydad Athletic Club v. Michael Babatunde

CAS 2022/A/8796 Trabzonspor Sportif Yatırım ve Futbol İşletmeciliği A.Ş. v. Stoke City FC

CAS 2022/A/8763 Guangzhou City Football Club v. Caio Henrique da Silva Dantas

CAS 2022/A/8859 Kayserispor Anonim Şirketi v. Harrison Manzala Tusungama

CAS 2022/A/8737 Hellas Verona FC S.p.A v. FC Sellier & Bellot Vlasim & Udinese Calcio S.p.A & Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

CAS 2022/A/8668 Torino Football Club S.p.A. v. KKS Lech Poznan S.A. & UC Sampdoria S.p.A. & Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

CAS 2021/A/8512 El Zamalek SC v. Khalid Boutaib & Le Havre Athletic Club

CAS 2021/A/8311 Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez Romero v. World Athletics

08 & 09.11.22
CAS 2021/A/8112 Andrew Kocher v. Fédération Equestre International (FEI)

CAS 2021/A/8070 Gabriel Girotto Franco v. Al Hilal SC

CAS 2022/A/8732 Galatasaray SK v. Younès Belhanda & Adana Demirspor AS

CAS 2022/A/8805 Sagan Dreams Co Ltd v. FIFA & Ashdod FC

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