Nick de Marco

Nick de Marco is a Barrister with Blackstone Chambers and is rated as the leading junior at the Bar in the field of sports law. He has advised and acted for a number of sporting organisations in commercial claims, disciplinary and doping hearings, claims concerning the interpretation of footballers’ and agents’ contracts and transfer fees, sports’ sponsorship cases, and employment related claims. He regularly advises on the interpretation of and possible challenges to sports bodies’ rules. As well as appearing in UK Courts and Tribunals he has represented international tennis stars in doping hearings before the International Tennis Federation, and football players before the FA, Premier League and Football League disciplinary and appeals bodies. He has been involved in various cases before the FIFA dispute resolution panel and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He has acted regularly for the British Board of Boxing Control, the Rugby Football Union, the English Cricket Board and the Lawn Tennis Association, and acted against the British Horseracing Association, in various sporting disputes.

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Features 16/11/2015

After FIFA/IAAF corruption; time for institutional change

Sport has failed. 2015 may well go down as the most disgraced year in the history of sport. But it should also go down as the year things changed. The year when it finally became apparent that sport can no longer go on ‘governing’ itself in the way it...

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