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Jorge Ibarrola

Jorge Ibarrola

Libra LawMaison du Sport International54, avenue de RhodanieLausanneSwitzerland1001

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Sports

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jorge Ibarrola is a well-respected figure in the sports sector, with vast experience acting in front of the CAS. Sources note that he "understands the importance of a deal".

Biography

Jorge Ibarrola is a Swiss-qualified attorney-at-law, partner and co-founder of the Swiss law firm Libra Law, whose offices are located at the Maison du Sport International, in Lausanne, where the IOC, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and many international sports federations and major companies have their headquarters. Since 2009, Libra Law has specialised in advising and representing clients in the areas of sports and business law.

Jorge Ibarrola holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne and an LLM from McGill University. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator.

Since 2003, Jorge Ibarrola has specialised in representing and assisting 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 national and international sports federations, sports clubs, athletes, players, coaches and agents, in their day-to-day activities as well as in international arbitration proceedings – notably before the CAS and in judiciary proceedings before Swiss courts, including the Swiss Federal Tribunal. His practice also includes mediation of business and sports disputes.

Jorge Ibarrola is president of the Disciplinary Chamber of Swiss Basketball and a board member of the Swiss Sports Law Association. He chairs the sports law commission of the Bar of Canton de Vaud.

Jorge Ibarrola regularly lectures for sports law programmes, notably at ISDE (Madrid), UEFA Football Law, St Johns University (New York), the University of Lleida, AISTS (Lausanne) and SAWI (Lausanne). He regularly publishes contributions in specialised sports law reviews.

He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

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.

Biography

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.

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