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Global Leader

Sports

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Massimo Coccia is recognised as a top-tier arbitrator by peers, who affirm that he is "one of the best" and a "great CAS arbitrator who listens carefully to all your arguments".

Biography

Massimo Coccia holds a JD degree cum laude from the Law School of the University of Rome 1 (1981) and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the University of Michigan Law School (1984), which he attended with a Fulbright fellowship.

Massimo is founding partner of Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati, an internationally oriented Italian law firm with offices in Rome and Milan. Massimo is involved in international and national sports law, in international commercial arbitration both as an arbitrator and as a counsel, in regulatory matters such as antitrust and energy, and in entertainment issues related to cinema and TV. Within sports law he and his law firm are frequently retained as counsel by international and national federations, leagues, clubs, agents and athletes.

Since 1996, Massimo has been an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), where he is regarded as one of the most experienced arbitrators, having sat in almost 300 cases and drafted many awards in prominent cases, having also been a CAS arbitrator at the Olympic Games of Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and London 2012.

Massimo is also a tenured law professor, teaching international law at the Tuscia University of Viterbo as well as at the University of Rome 1. Massimo also frequently teaches in graduate courses and seminars on international and national sports law. He has published extensively on issues of sports law, international arbitration, international trade law and EU law, and is often invited to speak at symposia on those subjects.

National Leader

Italy - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Massimo Coccia is “unquestionably one of the few Italian specialists” in sports law say sources who commend his experience in proceedings at the CAS.

Biography

Massimo Coccia holds a JD degree cum laude from the Law School of the University of Rome 1 (1981) and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the prestigious University of Michigan Law School (1984), which he attended having obtained a Fulbright fellowship.

Massimo Coccia is founding partner of Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati, an internationally oriented Italian law firm with offices in Rome and Milan. Massimo is also a tenured law professor, teaching international law at the Tuscia University of Viterbo as well as at the University of Rome 1, and often publishing articles and speaking at symposia on issues of international arbitration.

As a practitioner, Massimo is mostly involved in international and national commercial arbitration, in international and national sports law, and in regulatory matters such as antitrust and energy.

With regard to international arbitration, Massimo has been frequently involved in commercial arbitration (both as an arbitrator and as a counsel) and in sports arbitration (mostly as an arbitrator). Within international commercial arbitration, Massimo has mostly dealt with construction matters and contractual disputes, also dealing sometimes with issues of corruption. Within sports arbitration, since 1996 Massimo has been an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), where he is regarded as one of the most experienced arbitrators, having sat in almost 300 cases and drafted many awards in prominent cases, including at the Olympic Games (he was a CAS arbitrator at the Olympics Games of Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and London 2012).

Italy - Sports & Entertainment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Massimo Coccia is recognised by respondents as “one of the best sports lawyers” in the market and is highlighted for his know-how as an arbitrator in sports disputes.

Biography

Massimo Coccia holds a JD degree cum laude from the Law School of the University of Rome 1 (1981) and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the University of Michigan Law School (1984), which he attended with a Fulbright fellowship.

Massimo is founding partner of Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati, an internationally oriented Italian law firm with offices in Rome and Milan. Massimo is involved in international and national sports law, in international commercial arbitration both as an arbitrator and as a counsel, in regulatory matters such as antitrust and energy, and in entertainment issues related to cinema and TV. Within sports law he and his law firm are frequently retained as counsel by international and national federations, leagues, clubs, agents and athletes.

Since 1996, Massimo has been an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), where he is regarded as one of the most experienced arbitrators, having sat in almost 300 cases and drafted many awards in prominent cases, having also been a CAS arbitrator at the Olympic Games of Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and London 2012.

Massimo is also a tenured law professor, teaching international law at the Tuscia University of Viterbo as well as at the University of Rome 1. Massimo also frequently teaches in graduate courses and seminars on international and national sports law. He has published extensively on issues of sports law, international arbitration, international trade law and EU law, and is often invited to speak at symposia on those subjects.

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