New members join LawInSport Editorial Board as international sports law continues to grow

We are delighted to welcome the latest members to join the distinguished LawInSport Editorial Board:

    1. Brianna Quinn (LKK Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler - Switzerland) 
    2. Steve Bainbridge (Al Tamimi & Co, UAE) 
    3. Nandan Kamath (LawNK, India)
    4. Marjolaine Viret (University of Neuchâte​l​, Switzerland)

Brianna, Steve, Nandan and Marjolaine have a wealth of sports law expertise and experience in their respective fields. Their addition to our Editorial Board demonstrates our commitment to producing market leading global sports law content that is enjoyed and used by sports professionals, lawyers, athletes and students alike.

 

Brianna Quinn (LKK Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler - Switzerland) 

Brianna QuinnBrianna Quinn is an Australian-qualified lawyer specialising in international sports arbitration and international sports law.

She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and regularly advises a wide range of clients on sports-related disputes.

An Australian-qualified lawyer, Brianna worked for several years in the litigation and competition divisions at Clayton Utz in Sydney, Australia, before undertaking a Master in International Sports Law and focusing her practice on this field.

Brianna’s practice is primarily focused on doping-related matters, as well as cycling, football and basketball-related contractual disputes. Brianna also regularly acts as counsel before the disciplinary bodies of major sports federations including FIFA, UEFA and FINA. Brianna’s clients include international federations, clubs, athletes and coaches as well as individuals engaged in the administration of sport.

She is the author or co-author of several publications concerning specific aspects of international sports arbitration and has lectured on sports law in Spain, the Netherlands and Turkey.

You can view Brianna's full profile here.

 

Steve Bainbridge (Al Tamimi & Co - UAE) 

Steve BainbridgeSteve is a senior lawyer with 15 years experience in his field of expertise.  Steve has significant experience advising on a wide array of the transactional elements underpinning the sports and events management sector from sponsorship agreements and packages of all types to athlete endorsement agreements; anti-ambush marketing strategies and enforcement; player contracts; broadcasting agreements and IP registration and enforcement; merchandising and licensing agreements; player disciplinary issues; event security; ticketing arrangements and varied venue/facilities management arrangements.

Steve rejoined Al Tamimi & Company in 2013 with a mandate to develop and head up the region’s first dedicated Sports Law Practice, which has since grown rapidly as a regional leader to include key advisory roles representing individuals, corporate entities, governing bodies and institutions in connection with events spanning motorsports, horse racing, triathlons, MMA, cycling, golf, tennis, cricket and football to name but a few.

In addition Steve, in his previous role at Al Tamimi, was involved in handling corporate projects and commercial transactional matters within the corporate/commercial department.  Primarily involved in overseeing working teams within the corporate projects group advising clients on all phases of cross-border trade, M&A issues and commercial work with significant project experience in Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and KSA.

Previously Steve was General Counsel at Yas Marina Circuit (Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management LLC) managing the central legal function of the iconic F1 venue.  In addition, Steve spent a number of years in the Far East as foreign Counsel to one of the largest law firms in Japan where he had an opportunity to represent a number of clients advising, negotiating and drafting documentation for broadcast rights and entertainment contracts, in connection with events from FIFA World Cups through to X-Games, PGA tour sponsorships, videogame licensing, stadium naming rights and athlete endorsement deals.

As Regional Head of Al Tamimi & Company’s Sports and Events Management practice, Steve draws on a broad range of talent from our 16 offices across 9 countries to manage and deliver specialized services to the Middle East’s dynamic and growing sports sector.

You can view Steve's full profile here.

 

Nandan Kamath (LawNK, India)

Nandan Kamath BW 2016Nandan is Principal Lawyer at LawNK, based in Bangalore, India. His practice specialises in sports, technology and media laws, with clients ranging from international and national sports federations, to leagues, teams, sponsors and athletes.

Nandan graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, B.C.L. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Oxford (on a Rhodes Scholarship) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. 

He acts as Managing Trustee of GoSports Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships and support to junior Indian athletes.

You can view Nandan's full profile here.

 

Marjolaine Viret (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Marjolaine Viret BW

Dr Marjolaine Viret is an attorney admitted to the Geneva bar (Switzerland) who specialises in sports and life sciences. Her interests focus on interdisciplinary approaches as a way of designing effective solutions in the field of anti-doping and other science-based domains. Her book “Evidence in Anti-Doping at the Intersection of Science & Law” was published through T.M.C Asser Press / Springer in late 2015.

Marjolaine gained significant experience in litigation and international arbitration as a senior associate in one of Switzerland’s leading law firms, frequently appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and advising clients, including major sports federations on doping matters. She regularly intervenes internationally as a lecturer or speaker. She has also held positions within panels and committees in sports organisations, currently as a member of the UCI Anti-Doping Commission. She is actively involved in developing strategies and setting priorities in the fight against doping.

In parallel to her attorney work, Marjolaine obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Health Law, specifically on the regulation of therapeutic products, research and innovation. She has acted on expert groups and projects on anti-doping medicine or research, and is recognised for her expertise in advising on matters that require receptiveness to scientific materiae.

Marjolaine holds a PhD from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Her doctoral thesis dealt with the interplay between scientific and legal components in the field of anti-doping. She currently participates as a Swiss National Science Foundation post-doctoral researcher in the WADC Commentary Project at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), under the direction of Prof. Antonio Rigozzi, with the goal of producing the first comprehensive legal commentary of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. She is a co-author of the anti-doping blog created as part of the project, which provides comments on decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in doping matters (www.wadc-commentary.com/antidopingblog).

Outside work, Marjolaine is a passionate endurance and trail runner who is most likely to be spotted in the mountains, in Switzerland or elsewhere.

You can view Marjolaine's full profile here.

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