Jorge Ibarrola is a sports law specialist and a stand-out name in the field. He is praised by sources as “a really great lawyer”, thanks to his exceptional experience of the workings of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Jorge Ibarrola is a Swiss-qualified attorney-at-law and a partner of Libra Law, a leading Swiss law firm specialising in sports and business. The firm, founded in 2007, is based in Lausanne, where the IOC, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as well as many international sports federations and other major companies have their headquarters.
Jorge Ibarrola holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from McGill University (Montreal). He specialises in the legal representation of, and assistance to, sports and business clients. After more than four years of experience as a CAS counsel, he founded his private practice in 2007. He advises and represents a range of clients, in particular national and international sports federations, football clubs, athletes and players, coaches, and agents. He proceeds as counsel in international arbitration proceedings, notably before the CAS, and in ordinary judiciary proceedings before Swiss courts, including the Swiss Federal Tribunal. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Jorge Ibarrola is president and sole judge of the disciplinary chamber of Swiss Basketball. He is a member of the board of the Swiss Sports Law Association and chairs the Sports Law Commission of the Bar of Canton de Vaud.
Jorge’s teaching experience encompasses several academies offering sports law degrees, notably ISDE (Madrid), UEFA Football Law (Nyon, Switzerland), St Johns University (New York) INEFC (University of Lleida), AISTS (Lausanne) and SAWI (Lausanne). He regularly publishes articles in specialised sport law reviews.