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Ricardo De Buen, Founding and Managing Partner, DE BUEN LAW - E127

Ricardo De Buen, Founding and Managing Partner, DE BUEN LAW - E127
Friday, 14 January 2022

Ricardo de Buen Rodríguez is the founding and Managing Partner of the Law Firm DE BUEN LAW in Mexico City. He is also a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport since 2002 and was part of the ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport during the Olympic Games London 2012.

He is a professor at different Universities in Mexico, and visiting professor lecturing Sports Law in Law Schools abroad such as ISDE in Madrid and St. Johns in New York, a member of the Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México, and coordinator of its Sports Law Section. 

He is also a LawInSport Editorial Board member.

In this interview, Ricardo talks to Sean Cottrell, LawInSport CEO about:

2:10 - His view on the current state of sports law in Mexico

5:26 - The employment rights situation in Mexico

10:47 - His career and his journey in sports law

19:00 - How did he get involved with being an arbitrator and being an arbitrator for CAS

21:45 - The political landscape in Mexican sports

30:14 - Getting his first cases as a CAS arbitrator

32:20 - The Paola Pliego fencing case he worked on

42:03 - His most interesting case an an arbitrator

45:32 - Highlight of his career to date

48:33 - Advice to aspiring arbitrators/sports lawyers

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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