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John Shea

John Shea

John is a senior associate in the Sports Business Group at Lewis Silkin specialising in contentious, regulatory and disciplinary issues for clubs, agencies, governing bodies and athletes

He advises clients in relation to a wide range of matters including:

  • Disputes in the civil courts as well as sport specific arbitration tribunals such as FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber and the Court of Arbitration for Sport;
  • Regulatory compliance at both a national and international level;
  • Disciplinary proceedings for sanctions such as regulation breaches or on/off field misconduct; and
  • Advice on the registration and transfer of players including drafting transfer agreements and player contracts.

John writes regular articles on sports law and provides updates on Twitter (@fc_legal). He is also a member of the British Association for Sport and Law, Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Legal Advice List and the appeals committee of the International Powerlifting Federation.

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