Attorney-at-Law, Ph.D. in Law, LL.M., M.B.A.
Of Counsel

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Dr. Despina Mavromati is a widely recognized expert in international sports law and international arbitration. She provides legal advice to clubs, athletes and federations in contractual, disciplinary and governance matters. She also represents clients before the CAS and other tribunals and assists in recognition and enforcement proceedings of arbitral awards. Dr. Mavromati is a UEFA Appeals Body Member and sits as an arbitrator (chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator) on several tribunals of international federations (World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal; International Tennis Federation Independent Tribunal; Gymnastics Ethics Foundation; International Powerlifting Federation Doping Hearing Panel). She co-authored (with M. Reeb) the Commentary on the CAS Code (2015, Wolters Kluwer) and is a lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Lausanne (Sports Arbitration and Sports Contracts). She has been ranked as a WWL Thought Leader – Sports and Entertainment every year since 2018.


  • Lausanne


  • Sport
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • European law


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek


  • Ordre des avocats vaudois (OAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Thessaloniki Bar Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Swiss Association of Sports Law
  • Sports Lawyers Association (Outreach Captain CH)

Other activities

  • Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Lausanne
  • Founder / Former Board Member Women In Sports Law (WISLaw)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Editorial Board, LawInSport
  • Editorial Board, International Sports Law Journal
  • Ethics and Disciplinary Commission Chair, IWF (2020-2021)

Contact T +41 58 220 36 70
F +41 58 220 36 71


12, avenue des Toises
P.O. Box 5410
1002 Lausanne, Switzerland