Despina Mavromati

Attorney | SportLegis
Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Despina Mavromati is a practicing attorney based in Lausanne and has experience as counsel, consultant and expert witness in many recent high-profile sports arbitrations and proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

She has been appointed as an Arbitrator at the tribunals of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), the International Tennis Federation (ITF) & the Doping Hearing Panel of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). She is also a Member of the UEFA Appeals Body for the 2019-2023 term.

Despina teaches Sports Arbitration and sports contracts at the University of Lausanne. A former CAS managing counsel, Despina has authored the The Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Commentary, Cases and Materials (with M. Reeb, Wolters Kluwer 2015) and has published extensively on international sports law and arbitration.