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VANDELLOS | SPORTS LAW advises clients before state courts as well as before all judicial and dispute resolution bodies of different international sports federation such as the RFEF committees, the FIFA Football Tribunal or the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland).
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Josep Francesc Vandellós Alamilla is an international sports lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in acting for athletes, clubs, national associations, leagues, agents and coaches in front of the different dispute resolution bodies and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland). He graduated as a lawyer at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and holds a master’s degree in International Business and EU Community Law from Universite de Paris I (Sorbonne) and a postgraduate degree in Andorran law from Universitat d’Andorra.
He sits as member of the Evaluation Committee of LaLiga and is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF).
In January 2023 he was also appointed judge to the FIA Cost Cap Adjudication Panel.
He is a lecturer/visiting professor on Sports Law at Universities around the world and a member of the editorial board of LawInSport and has published multiple articles and authored several books in sports law.
Saksham Samarth is an International Sports Lawyer at Vandellos Sports Law in Valencia, Spain. After having graduated as a lawyer in 2016, he worked as a litigating lawyer in commercial and taxation matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts and Lower Courts in India. In 2023, he was also appointed FIFA pro bono counsel.
Post which he moved to Spain to pursue Masters in Sports Management and Legal Skills offered by the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE Barcelona, 2019-20). Having joined the firm in 2020, he primarily works in Sports Dispute Resolution before international sport adjudicating authorities, primarily FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. He regularly advises on regulatory, disciplinary, commercial and contractual issues in football which includes drafting employment contracts, representation agreements and transfer agreements. He also represents athletes, clubs and associations in tennis, boxing, mixed-martial arts, skiing and fencing.
He is a co-author and co-editor of the book titled “Sporting Succession in Football”, published in September 2022 by the Sports Law and Policy Centre.