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Paul Ciucur

Paul Ciucur

Paul is the managing partner at Maier, Ciucur & Partners Law Firm, Bucharest/Timisoara, Romania.

He has also performed the following functions: 
  • Member of the World Athletics Independent Disciplinary Tribunal (2017 - to date)
  • Member of the adjudicators list – Sport Resolutions (London) - (2021-2024)
  • Member of the Romanian National Anti-Doping Agency Hearing Panel (2018 – 2023)
  • Former President of the Romanian Handball Federation Appeal Panel of Adjudicators (2019- April 2022)
  • Former Vice-President of the Romanian Football Federation Anti-Doping Hearing Panel (2014 - 2018), in charge with organizing legal training sessions for football club management, in collaboration with NADA specialists
  • Frequently acted as counsel for the Romanian Football Federation (RFF), as of 2014 as leading attorney, in sports law disputes before the CAS, FIFA and UEFA Panels
  • Member of the expert panel for drafting legislative initiatives and debating in Parliamentary Committees in respect of labor law, tax law, national sports law, in view of harmonizing RFF regulations and statutes with national law
  • Former member of the Reform Committee for the RFF Statutes and Regulations, in view of implementing FIFA and UEFA Ethics regulations, as well as CAS jurisprudence (March 2014 – 2021)
  • Drafting of commercial, employment and advertising contracts for the RFF
  • Represented and advised Romanian football clubs and players in dispute resolution and contract negotiation (2012-2014)
  • Drafting contracts between football clubs and players
  • Acted as attorney for first league Romanian football clubs, dealing with employment, transfer and dispute resolution matters (2009 - 2014)
  • Acted as attorney for three times champion, sole Romanian rugby club participating in European competitions (2014 - to date)
  • Successful legal assistance before the Tribunal Federal Suisse (2012, 2014 - 2015)