Jorge Ibarrola sports lawyer

Jorge Ibarrola

Jorge Ibarrola is a Swiss-qualified attorney-at-law, partner and co-founder of the Swiss law firm Libra Law, whose offices are located at the Maison du Sport International, in Lausanne, where the IOC, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and many international sports federations and major companies have their headquarters. Since 2009, Libra Law has specialised in advising and representing clients in the areas of sports and business law.

Jorge Ibarrola holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne and an LLM from McGill University. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator.

Since 2003, Jorge Ibarrola has specialised in representing and assisting sports and business clients. After more than four years of experience as a CAS in -house counsel, he founded his private practice in 2007. He advises and represents national and international sports federations, sports clubs, athletes, players, coaches and agents, in their day-to-day activities as well as in international arbitration proceedings - notably before the CAS and in judiciary proceedings before Swiss courts, including the Swiss Federal Tribunal. His practice also includes mediation of business and sports disputes.

Jorge Ibarrola is president of the Disciplinary Chamber of Swiss Basketball and a board member of the Swiss Sports Law Association. He chairs the sports law commission of the Bar of Canton de Vaud.

Jorge Ibarrola regularly lectures for sports law programmes, notably at the University of Lleida (INEFC), UEFA Football Law, FIFA Football Law, ISDE (Madrid), St Johns University (New York), AISTS (Lausanne) and SAWI (Lausanne). He regularly publishes contributions in specialised sports law reviews.

He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

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