Sport Lawyer

I am an independent lawyer specialized in international sport law.

I sit as member of the Editorial Board of LawInSport (UK) and Football Legal (FR) and lecture sport law in different institutions. Since 2018, I am also the co-Academic Director of the ISDE-FC Barcelona Global Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills (on-line ed.). In April 2018 I was appointed as arbitrator to the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators (Sport Resolutions UK).

Before that, I graduated in law at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and obtained a Masters Degree in International and European Community Law (Universite de Paris-1 Sorbonne). I am a practicing registered lawyer, member of the Bar of Barcelona (Spain) and Bucharest (Romania); and I am fluent in Spanish, English, French, Romanian and Catalan.

My main areas of expertise are international sport law, litigation before different dispute resolution legal bodies (FIFA, UEFA, BAT etc.) and the TAS-CAS in Lausanne; labour law and European Union law.

I am an independent lawyer specialized in international sport law.

I sit as member of the Editorial Board of LawInSport (UK) and Football Legal (FR) and lecture sport law in different institutions. Since 2018, I am also the co-Academic Director of the ISDE-FC Barcelona Global Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills (on-line ed.). In April 2018 I was appointed as arbitrator to the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators (Sport Resolutions UK).

Before that, I graduated in law at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and obtained a Masters Degree in International and European Community Law (Universite de Paris-1 Sorbonne). I am a practicing registered lawyer, member of the Bar of Barcelona (Spain) and Bucharest (Romania); and I am fluent in Spanish, English, French, Romanian and Catalan.

My main areas of expertise are international sport law, litigation before different dispute resolution legal bodies (FIFA, UEFA, BAT etc.) and the TAS-CAS in Lausanne; labour law and European Union law.

“This book has effectively dissected the profiles of the relationships between the multiple regulations and jurisdictions regarding the legal regime applicable to the disputes of coaches in football. With this work, a gap is filled in the study of the legal regime of coach disputes in football, which is worth to be praised to congratulate the author constituting a very valuable contribution to the study of Sports Law in general and the Football Law, in particular. In short, and with no doubt, the person who comes to the book, whether in the condition as a jurist, football coach, profane or simply an individual with intellectual concerns in the matter, will enjoy this content. The Author can only be congratulated for the huge effort made, placing the work as a reference book and obligatory consultation in any legal and sporting library”

Dr. Miguel María García Caba, Head of Legal of the RFEF

“Coaches are, undoubtedly, a key piece in the assembly of sports and for that reason this book has a great merit which shall be recognized. Josep Vandellos, experimented and prominent professional, has skilfully combined in this book the theory, regulations and jurisprudence applicable to football coaches-related disputes which turns out to be a fundamental asset to the sports law world. This book offers a unique opportunity to immerse in the football coaches’ reality and the way the conflicts arising out from their contractual relationships with clubs or national associations are handled”

José Juan Pintó Sala, President of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, Honorary President of Rexsport, CAS Arbitrator