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Reyes Bellver, Founder, Bellver Sports Law- E125

Reyes Bellver, Founder, Bellver Sports Law-  E125
Monday, 13 December 2021

Reyes Bellver is the Founder and Attorney-at-Law at Bellver Sports – Legal boutique (Madrid, Spain). She started her legal career at EY, but since 2009 she has been working in Sports Law and focused on football issues, defense of players, coaches and clubs before the dispute resolution bodies of FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as well as in advising intermediaries and other sports agents. From 2020, she is an external consultant for FIFA´s Professional Football department.

Bellver won a Miki Roqué Prize “Peace Through Sport” in 2017 for her associative work with a focus on gender issues and the defense of equality in sports.

She is the co-founder and President of a Platform called: Leadership Woman Football, created in 2018 to promote the leadership and the visibility of women in football, embracing all the fields and areas of sports, Bellver is committed to gender equality and diversity in football.

In this podcast Reyes talks about her career path into sports law, co-founding Leadership Women's Football and dealing with work-life balance.


  1. How she got into sports law

  2. How she built her own legal practice

  3. Why she started Leadership Women Football (LWF)

  4. The legal issues that interest her the most at the moment

  5. The most interesting case she has worked on

  6. How she approaches juggling work commitments and family life?

  7. As someone who is driving change in the sector, what is the one thing she would change in sports law if she could

We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 


The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

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