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Cristiano Novazio

Cristiano Novazio

DN LawPiazza Velasca, 6MilanItaly20122

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Italy - Sports & Entertainment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Cristiano Novazio enjoys a stellar reputation in the market and is highlighted for his “outstanding preparation as a sports lawyer”. He is praised for his “attention to detail” and “ability to explain potential solutions in an understandable way”.


Cristiano Novazio is an attorney-at-law and founding partner of DN Law, a boutique law firm based in Milan.

He advises high-level athletes, clubs, sports agents, associations and stakeholders in general in sports-related matters and has successfully represented his clients in disciplinary, regulatory, contractual and doping disputes at international and national level.

Cristiano has developed a wide network worldwide and he regularly assists foreign lawyers and agents in Italy in disputes connected to sport in front of state courts and decision-making bodies of sports federations.

Cristiano constantly works with universities. He holds a law degree from University of Milan where he specialised in sports law, becoming assistant professor of the sports law course. Currently he is a member of the coordinating and scientific committee and lecturer for the master’s degree in sports law and labour relationships in sports at the University of Milan Bicocca. He is also a lecturer on various master’s programmes at other universities.

Cristiano holds several roles in sports institutions, such as: president of the arbitration panel at the Italian Professional Football League; member of the arbitration panel at the Professional Basketball League; member of the national tribunal at the Italian Golf Federation; and deputy prosecutor at the Italian Tennis Federation.

He has published several scientific articles on important sports law journals, at both national and international levels. He is also an editorial board member of the sports law journal Rivista di diritto sportivo, published by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

He works in English, Italian and Portuguese.

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