Lucas Ferrer

Partner


  • Barcelona
    C/. Beethoven, nº 13, 7º
    08021 BARCELONA

    Tel.:+34 93 241 30 20
    Fax:+34 93 414 38 85
Education
  • Law Degree, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Master's in International Sports Law, LLM, Honoris Causa, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE)
  • Erasmus scholarship to the Università degli studi di Genova
Professional Experience

Partner of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, he joined the Corporate and Sports Law Department of the firm in 2004, where he worked for three years advising national and foreign companies and sports clubs, players and institutions. He began a new stage in his career in 2007 as Legal Counsel for the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport - Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS-CAS), based in Lausanne (Switzerland), where he stayed until 2011. During this time, he played an active role in over 400 sports arbitrations as advisor to the Court, drafting arbitration orders and rulings in all areas of sport (football, doping, swimming, tennis, etc.). In 2010, he took part as Counsel of the Ad Hoc Division of the TAS-CAS in Vancouver during the Winter Olympics held there. He returned to Pintó Ruiz del Valle in September 2011 as Partner and Head of the Sports Law Department, where he currently advises a number of operators in the sports market (clubs, players, leagues, associations, etc.) in contractual and statutory matters and where he acts in proceedings with FIFA, TAS-CAS and other international and national institutions relating to sports or commercial sports matters. In 2012 he was appointed as arbitrator of the Spanish Sports Arbitration Court (TEAD) and in 2015 he was appointed as member of the Arbitration Panel for the 35th Edition of the America's Cup of saling. In November 2017 he was appointed member of the Disciplinary Court of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).

Rankings
  • Who's who Legal Sports & Entertainment (2020, Thought Leaders Global Elite)
  • The Chambers Europe Guide, 2019 (Band 2): «offers experience acting as an arbitrator, as well as arbitration counsel, in the sports arena. He provides significant expertise handling high-profile disputes before FIFA and the CAS. He is praised by clients as "a very intelligent lawyer and a super negotiator." Ferrer also advises clients on contractual matters».
  • Who's who Legal Sports & Entertainment (2019, Thought Leaders Global Elite): «excellent legal skills make him stand out in this field”, say peers, who describe him as “one of the best sports lawyers worldwide”. He has exceptional experience in sports arbitration, having participated in hundreds of CAS cases.»
  • Distinguished by Best Lawyers (2019) as one of the best corporate lawyers in the area of Sport Law in Spain.
  • Who's who Legal Sports & Entertainment (2018, Thought Leaders Global Elite): «excellent legal skills make him stand out in this field”, say peers, who describe him as “one of the best sports lawyers worldwide”. He has exceptional experience in sports arbitration, having participated in hundreds of CAS cases.»
  • The Chambers Europe Guide, 2018 (Band 3): «[He] enjoys an excellent reputation for his practice as an arbitrator and sports law expert, with significant experience handling high-profile disputes before decision-making sporting bodies, including FIFA, UEFA, the CAS and the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal.»
  • The Chambers Europe Guide, 2017 (Band 3): «Lucas Ferrer has noteworthy experience litigating before prominent decision-making sporting bodies, including FIFA, UEFA, the CAS and the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal. Sources remark: "He has deep experience and knowledge both as an advocate and as an arbitrator on a wide range of international sports matters. He brings a high level of skill and energy to all his matters and on a personal level is a pleasure to work with."»
  • The Chambers Europe Guide, 2016: «Lucas Ferrer gains recognition from peers as an increasingly important figure in the area of sports law. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in disputes heard before the CAS».
  • The Chambers Europe Guide, 2015. (Up and coming): «Lucas Ferrer is viewed as 'a rising star' in the sports law arena in Spain. He previously advised at the CAS in Switzerland».
Publications
Teaching
  • Professor at the LLM in Sports Law, Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid
  • Professor at the Master in Sports Law Applied to Professional Football, LaLiga
  • Professor at the Rex Sport-CEU Executive Online Master in International Sport Law
  • Lecturer at the Basic Introductory Course to the TAS, Chair of Sports Law Studies and Research, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
  • Lecturer at the UEFA's Football Law Programe (Nyon-Istanbul-Padua-Madrid)
  • Professor at Advanced Workshop on Football Law, Royal Spanish Football Federation

 

 

Presentations
  • The legal aspects of minor players, focused on Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid at International Football Law Congress (Ciudad del Fútbol, 2017)
  • The differences between European and American sports systems at the University of Oregon (Portland, 2017)
  • Panel and presentation on TAS and recent jurisprudence at the 42nd conference of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) (Los Angeles, 2016)
  • Protection of minors within FIFA regulations at the Player's Contract (London, 2016)
  • The history of TAS and its recent decisions at the 41st conference of the SLA (Baltimore, 2015)
  • Media rights in Spanish football at the Player's Contract (London, 2015)
  • ”What a Party Should Know When Being Engaged in a Football Related Matter”, at the 5th CAS & FSA/SAV Congress (Lausanne, 2014)
  • “TAS and its procedures” (New York University Arbitration Association, IAA, New York City, 2011)
  • Lecture on TAS and its jurisprudence (Royal Spanish Football Federation, Madrid, 2011)
  • Presentation on international sports arbitration at the “Sports Law Development” congress (Damamm, Saudi Arabia, 2010)
  • Lecture on TAS and its history at the Second Annual Meeting of Mexican Football (2010)
  • Presentation on how the TAS works at the AEDD Sports Law Congress (Madrid, 2010)
  • Lecture on the TAS and its jurisprudence at the Sports Law Session (Mexican Bar Association, Mexico DC, 2009)
  • “TAS and its Procedures” at the River Plate Sports Arbitration Seminar (Buenos Aires, 2009)
  • Lecture on international sports arbitration and TAS’s jurisprudence at the Direito Desportivo Seminar (Porto Alegre, Brasil, 2009)
  • Speech and panel at the Conference on Sports Arbitration (Spanish Arbitration Club, Madrid, 2009)
  • Lecturer at the Rule of Sports Law and Olympic Games Congress (Shangai Sports Federation, Shangai, China, 2008)
  • Lecturer at the IASL Congress (Mexico, 2007)
Membership to Professional Associations
  • Member of the Barcelona Bar Association
Languages
  • Español
  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Català

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” (Will Durant)

BARCELONA
C/. Beethoven, nº 13, 7º
Tel.: +34 93 241 30 20
Fax: +34 93 414 38 85
08021 BARCELONA
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