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Here are the people that have made Lex Sportiva possible with their hard work!
Justin Humphries (UK) – Editor-in-chief
Law graduate from Durham University with a Masters in International Sports Law from ISDE in Madrid. He has experience in private practice at Northridge, Bird & Bird and Morgan Sports Law. This year he is part of the Mission de Reya sports law academy and the LawInSport mentorship scheme. He is currently working at UK Anti-Doping as a Paralegal. Articles include Tumbang Preso, Gender (In)Equality, VAR: Friend or foe? Tackling Match Fixing, The Cost of Happiness, LawInSport Conference & The FCE Congress.
Udo Seckelmann (Brazil) – Editor
Udo is an attorney graduated from PUC-RJ (2017) and master in International Sports Law from ISDE (2019). He works at Bichara e Motta Advogados in sports law, civil litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. He has experience before the Brazilian Football Confederation and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In 2019 he did a temporary internship at Lewis Silkin and advised World in Motion in London. Articles include FIFA Regulatory Changes, Contractual Hazard: Medical Examinations, The Endless War Against Agents: A Cap on Commission?
Maria Vasli (Greece) – Head of Marketing
Graduate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in law with a masters in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia. After collaborating on projects with startups she is working as a freelancer marketer. At Lex Sportiva she is head of marketing and responsible for social media updates and audience engagement.
André Oliveira (Brazil) – Contributor
Studied law at UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais). Currently Studying for LLM in International Sports Law at ISDE in Madrid. He is currently working at Osborne Clarke (Milan) as a Legal Intern. Articles include the “Pyramid System”, No Profit? Here’s PROFUT!, Intermediaries and Minors and The WADA Whereabouts Rule: Coleman Case Study.
Gilberto J.Oliveras Maldonado (Puerto Rico) – Contributor
Attorney graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a background in Finance and Marketing. Currently Studying for LLM in International Sports Law at ISDE in Madrid. Articles include Puerto Rico: Sovereign Olympic Colony?, “Shut Up and Dribble”? and Athletes > Medals.
Miguel Rodrigues (Portugal) – Contributor
Graduate from the Universidade do Minho in law and a Masters in Tax law. Currently Studying for LLM in International Sports Law at ISDE in Madrid. He is working as a Legal Intern at ELSA LEX (Vicenza). Articles include Football Paradoxes I and Football Paradoxes II and Italy’s New Licensing System for Agents.
William Reade (United States) – Contributor
Law graduate from the South Texas College of Law he is a qualified lawyer in Texas. Currently working for Northridge Law (London) as an Intern. Articles include Major League Soccer’s Single Entity Structure and The MLS’ Growth and Role in World Football.
Antonis Vogiatzakis (Greece) – Contributor
Law graduate from Dimokrition Panepistimion Thrakis. Currently Studying for LLM in International Sports Law at ISDE in Madrid. He is an Intern at EFRAIM BARAK – Sport Law & Consultancy (Israel). Articles include TPO & TPI: Hate the Player and the Game and Monetary claims before FIFA: Are they worth it?
Divy Kadakia (India) – Contributor
Recent law graduate with a background in criminal law. Currently Studying for LLM in International Sports Law at ISDE in Madrid. He is an Intern at the Czech Association of Football Players (Prague) starting in a permanent role there from January 2020. Articles include Super League and WADA & Whereabouts.