Max Shephard is a barrister specialising in sports law at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, London. He regularly advises on anti-doping and disciplinary proceedings before sporting panels. He has been instructed by clubs, professional athletes, national and international federations in a variety of matters.
Max’s recent cases include advising on jurisdiction, player contract disputes, and a significant appeal against the Rugby Football Union before the National Anti-Doping Panel. In addition to his sports related work he also advises regulators and registrants on professional misconduct.
Rustam is an Indian qualified lawyer and member of the Sports Law team at Mills & Reeve, specialising in sports disputes and regulation. He has acted across a range of sports: football, athletics, boxing, sailing, canoeing, motorsport and golf and has experience representing athletes, clubs, governing bodies, player associations, agents and administrators in contractual, employment, disciplinary, ethics, anti-doping and selection disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and various international and national governing body tribunals. He also advises on a range of regulatory issues across sports.
He is a member of the England Boxing National Disciplinary Panel, the IMMAF’s pool of Arbitrators and is empanelled on the list of pro-bono counsel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Gavin has a domestic and international practice specialising in business immigration, professional discipline and international arbitration.
As part of his regulatory practice Gavin represents institutions and individuals before various disciplinary tribunals and regulators with a particular focus on sports. He appears before domestic and international arbitral tribunals and advises on compensation, selection, doping, eligibility, safeguarding, integrity and disciplinary issues affecting athletes, management, clubs and leagues from a range of different sports and jurisdictions.
Gavin is both direct access and litigation qualified. This means he can be instructed directly by general counsel from international corporations, governments, state officials, businesspeople, federations, agents and athletes.
Tijana’s practice focuses on helping clients in the sports sector, including rights holders, leagues, federations, clubs, agencies, athletes, and sports technology companies.
Tijana is a Serbian qualified Attorney at Law specialized in the international litigation and arbitration before Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), sport dispute resolution bodies, such as FIFA, UEFA and FIBA, legal representation and consulting of sports and business clients.
Tijana as ex-professional track & field athlete has significant experience in sports industry and has worked on variety of high-profile transfers, doping matters, CAS cases, representation of federations, women’s development in football, etc.
Unique background in professional sport and law. Former Premiership rugby referee and international disciplinary panel chairman. Member of the National Safeguarding Panel and Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators & Mediators. Also recognised for expertise in complex matrimonial disputes and cases involving disputed expert medical evidence in children safeguarding cases. Team player, with extensive experience sitting part-time as a Judge determining appeals against government decision making, deciding highly emotive cases and disciplinary panel chair in sports contexts.
Ana Tuiketei is a Legal Consultant and graduated with a LLB and PDLP from the University of the South Pacific. She is a sessional lecturer with the School of Law, University of the South Pacific and a part time consultant with the Fiji National University.
She currently the General Secretary for the Fiji Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Fiji National Research Ethics Review Committee; the Fiji Industry Training Advisory Committee (NPTC); and is the Vice President for the Fiji Women Lawyers Association. She is the only female board member in the FHL Fund Management Limited.
She is also a judicial officer with World Rugby and a former board member of the Fiji National Rugby League from 2008-2012. She was also an advisor to the Fiji Rugby Union from 2013- May 2015.
She has also been involved in presenting before the Fiji Parliamentary Committees; drafting legislative reviews, strategic policies and industry negotiations for regional institutions such as University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University, Ministry of Health, Fiji Employers Federation; Fiji Hotel Association, Fiji Hairdressers Association, statutory bodies, non-profit organizations; international organizations, private and public sector organizations.