Founding partners

David Winter

David WINTER

Lawyer graduated from the Sorbonne University in Paris (France). David has been a member of the Paris Bar Association since 2012 and of the Madrid Bar Association since 2018. He has the distinction of being a founding partner of Cabinet Montmartre, a prestigious law firm in Paris.

In addition, thanks to his experience in representing companies and individuals, David has been accepted to become a member of the international firm ALARIS and of the Association of Lawyers Representing Sportsmen and Women (“A.D.A.M.S.” in French), whose insertion helped him to be included in the list of Lawyers Representing Sportsmen and Women of the Paris Bar.

Miguel Davila

Miguel Ángel DÁVILA

Lawyer graduated from the University of Lima (Peru). He is a member of the Bar Association in Lima since 2011. Miguel Ángel has a Master’s Degree in Sports Law and Sports Economics from the Sorbonne University in Paris (France). He also has the distinction of founding partner of the law firm “Valdivia-Davila & Associados“, a recognized law firm in Lima.

Miguel Ángel has been a member of the Peruvian Rugby Team and has always been involved in sports and law. This experience has allowed him to specialize in Sports Law and Arbitration. Thanks to this duality, he has been the youngest lawyer to be appointed as arbitrator of the Chamber of Conciliation and Dispute Resolution of the Peruvian Football Federation, a position he still holds today. He is also President of the Justice Commission of the Peruvian Rugby Federation.

Finally, he is an active member of the Iberic American Sports Institute in Brazil and of the Association of Sports Law of the Sorbonne in France.

OUR TEAM

Carol Couse

Carol is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is the body of lawyers qualified to practise in England and Wales. A graduate of the Universities of Sheffield and Notthingam, Carol is a specialist sports lawyer who advises clients on regulatory and commercial issues relating to professional sport. She has particular expertise in football regulatory issues (player transfers, player contracts, immigration/work permit requirements). She also acts before dispute resolution bodies at national and international level, including FIFA, UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Having previously worked in-house for Manchester United as well as for an international football agency, and having generally worked in the field of sports law throughout her career, Carol has an in-depth knowledge of the sports industry and is well placed to understand the needs and expectations of her clients. Finally, she is the general secretary of the International Association of Football Lawyers.

diana Cuevas

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the Jesuit University of Guadalajara (Mexico). Diana is a member of the College of Lawyers of Mexico (Federal) and the New York BAR (USA). She has an LLM in International Business Law from Lund University (Sweden), an LLM in International Law and Global Technology from Suffolk University (USA), and an LLM in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Harvard Law School (USA).

Diana is also vice president of the Arbitration and Mediation Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce of Mexico. She has more than 20 years of experience in international legal advice, professor of International Comparative Law, and in Dispute Resolution in renowned Mexican universities. Finally, she is the author of various academic publications.

carlos davila

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the University of San Martín de Porres (Peru). Carlos Alberto has been a member of the Lima BAR association since 2009. He is a candidate for a master’s degree in Sports Law from the University of Lleida (Spain). He also holds the distinction of founding partner of Estudio Valdivia-Dávila & Asociados, a renowned law firm in Lima.

Carlos Alberto has vast experience in advising soccer clubs at an international level, as well as in representing professional athletes.

Finally, he is an active member of the Ibero-American Institute of Sports Law of Brazil and president of the Ibero-American Association of Sports Law of Peru.

luis fernandez

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela). Luis is a professor of Sports Law at the University of Los Andes (Colombia). He has an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center (USA). Additionally, he graduated from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (Spain) and is a Specialist in Labor Law from the Central University of Venezuela.

Luis is also co-author of the book “Introduction to Sports Law and Sports Law”. He has lectured in different countries and has extensive experience in sports, employment and litigation in general.

luiz Marcondez

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the São Bernardo do Campo University (Brazil). Luiz is a member of the Brazilian BAR Association of São Paulo since 2011. He has a master’s degree in Sports Law from the University of Lleida (Spain) and is a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Sports Law from the same university. Moreover, he is a partner at “Benício Advogados Associados”, a prestigious São Paulo law firm.

In addition to having experience in legal advice to sports associations in South America, Luiz is also a coordinating professor of the Sports Law module at the LLM Sports Law of Trevisan in Rio de Janeiro.

Finally, he is president of the Ibero-American Institute of Sports Law of Brazil, as well as a founding member and advisor of the Brazilian Society of Sports Law.

miguel miguel soto

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the University of Malaga (Spain). Miguel is a member of the Malaga BAR Association. He also holds the distinction of being a founding partner and CEO of the prestigious International Lawyers Network karmaley.com

On the other hand, Miguel currently holds the position of director of Maley Abogados, so he has extensive experience in corporate matters and litigation in general.

RosaliaOrtega
Lawyer with a degree in Law from the Toledo School of Legal and Social Sciences (Spain). Rosalia is a member of the Madrid BAR Association, and she has a master’s Degree in Sports Law from the University of Lleida (Spain), a master’s degree in Community Law from the Jean Monet Center for European Studies (Spain), and a master’s Degree in Legal Practice from the Madrid BAR Association (Spain)

Rosalía is also a FIFA / CIES Sports Manager, sports referee at the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), Judge of Appeal of the International Federation of  Vasca Ball, and president of the Sports Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Spanish Olympic Shooting Federation.

Finally, she is vice president of the Ibero-American Institute of Sports Law (Brazil), Member of the Spanish Association of Sports Law, Member No. 4 of the National Academy of Sports Law of Brazil, International Counselor in Spain of the Brazilian Society of Sports Law, professor of Sports Law at different universities around the world, and co-author of various sports-legal publications.

hugo paris

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the University of Rennes (France). Hugo holds an LLM Sports Law from Nottingham Trent University (England) and a Master’s in Sports Law from the Sorbonne in Paris (France).

Hugo currently serves as a representative of various clubs in arbitration proceedings before the CAS, due to his membership in the Schweele Law Office, a soccer law firm with offices in Berlin and Lisbon.

Blas Pugliese

Lawyer with a degree in Law from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He is a member of the Public BAR Association of the Federal Capital in Buenos Aires and the BAR Association of the Province of Buenos Aires. Blas has a postgraduate degree in “Sport Management, Marketing and Society” from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and a postgraduate degree in “Diritto Sportivo e Giustizia Sportiva” from the University “Degli Studi di Milano” (Italy). Additionally, he holds the distinction of founding partner of the Law Firm Ludus Law, based in Buenos Aires.

Blas is director of the Institute of Sports Law in the Province of Buenos Aires and of the Journal of Sports Law in the Latin American legal publishing house microjuris.com.

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