Jaime Cambreleng Contreras
Jaime is a partner at Cavaliero & Associates where he joined in 2022 after having worked for more than seven years in the FIFA legal affairs division.
Jaime became the organization’s first Head of Litigation in 2018. In such role, Jaime lead a team entrusted with the defence of all decisions passed by the different bodies of FIFA that were challenged before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
During this period, Jaime participated in -and oversaw- over 400 arbitral procedures on a wide variety of disputes on several topics: contractual, employment-related, governance, doping, ethics violations, match manipulation, third party influence (TPI) and third party ownership (TPO), sporting succession, etc.
Between 2014 and 2018, Jaime worked at FIFA’s Disciplinary department of which he became the Head in 2017. In that role and as Secretary to the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees, Jaime was responsible for supervising disciplinary procedures related to breaches of several FIFA regulations, including infringements related to match incidents, match manipulation, international transfers of minor players, failure to comply with FIFA or CAS decisions, doping, third party influence and ownership, etc.
Prior to joining FIFA, Jaime worked for an international law firm in Spain, specializing in corporate law.
Jaime was admitted into the Madrid Bar Association after obtaining his Law Degree from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, Spain where he also obtained a Diploma in International Relations. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, Spain.
Aside from having lectured in several sports law programmes such as ISDE, University of Lausanne or FIFA’s Diploma in Football Law, Jaime is regularly invited to participate as a speaker in conferences and he has published articles on international sports law.
Jaime is an arbitrator at the Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal (QSAT), a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and clerk of the Tribunal of the Equestrian International Federation (FEI). He is also a member of the Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA).