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Article en cours : Jorge Ibarrola

Jorge Ibarrola

Jorge Ibarrola

Attorney-at-law, LL.M.

Founding Partner Libra Law


T: +41 21 601 81 25

M: +41 79 485 38 44

English, French, Spanish, (fluent) 

CV in pdf


Jorge Ibarrola is a Swiss qualified Attorney-at-Law specialising in the legal representation, consulting and mediation for sports and business clients. After more than four years of experience as Counsel for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), he created his private practice in 2007 in Lausanne, which expanded in 2009 with the foundation of Libra Law. Jorge Ibarrola advises and represents in particular, clients from the world of sport, such as 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 a CEDR and IEMEDEP Accredited Mediator and offers his services in the sports and business area mainly. .


1992 University of Lausanne, Switzerland (lic. iur.)
1994 Master’s of law (LL.M.), McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1996 Admission to Swiss Bar
1998 Tax Administration (Vaud)
2000 UBS (Wealth & Tax Planner)
2002 KPMG (Tax Manager)
2003 Court of Arbitration for Sport (Counsel)
2007 Ibarrola Sports International Law (Founding Partner)
2009 Libra Law (Founding Partner)
2009 Master in International Sport Law, ISDE, Madrid, Spain
2019 CEDR Accredited Mediator, London, UK
2022 IEMEDEP Accreditied Mediator, Madrid
2022 Specialisation mediation FSA (on going)
2022 FIFA Mediator


  • Sports law (contracts, ethics and disciplinary, doping, governance, employment law, mediation, etc.)
  • Litigation (arbitration and ordinary courts, at national and international levels)
  • Mediation in sports, employment and business disputes
  • Employment, commercial, contract and corporate law
  • Individual tax law
  • Intellectual property
  • Board of Directors
  • Arbitration (as arbitrator)




  • President of the International Table Tennis Federation Tribunal
  • President of the Disciplinary Chamber and Sole Judge for disciplinary matters of Swiss Basketball.
  • FIFA Mediator
  • Swiss Sports Law Association: member of the Committee, organiser of the “Soirées de droit du sport romandes” since 2015
  • President of the Sports law Commission of the Vaud Bar Association
  • Invited professor at the Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFC), in LL.M. programs in International Sports law held in Lleida, Barcelona, Doha and Medellin
  • Invited Professor at the Instituto Superior de Derecho Económico (ISDE), Master’s program in International Sport law, in Madrid
  • Invited Professor at AISTS, Lausanne, Master program in Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology
  • Invited lecturer at several international sports law conferences


  • Swiss & Vaud Bar association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA)
  • Swiss Association of Sports Law (ASDS)
  • Rex Sport
  • CEDR


  • Recursos ante el Tribunal Federal Suizo contra los laudos del TAS, in El Arbitraje en el TAS, Capitulo 18, Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, Navarra, España, 2021
  • Football Law, Chapter 10 of the Handbook of the Football Association Management, 4th edition, UEFA Academy, 2021
  • What Does The Singapore Convention Mean For The Future Of International Sports Mediation? In LawInSport, 11 September 2020
  • Selected Recent Procedural Issues Arising In CAS Arbitral Proceedings, in New Developments in “International Commercial Arbitration 2018”, Satämpfli Editions, UNINE, 2018
  • La Extinción del Contrato de Deportista en Suiza, in La extinción del contrato del deportista en Europa y Latinoamérica”, Madrid, 2017
  • Comment of the award CAS 2015/A/4137 Olympique Lyonnais v. AS Roma, Award of 16 November 2015, in Football Legal # 7 June 2017
  • Comment on award CAS 2015/A/4351, Vsl Pakruojo FK, Darius Jankauskas, Armas Mikaitis, Sigitas Olberkis, Valdas Pocevicius, Alfredas Skroblas, Donatas Strockis, Diogo Gouveia Miranda, C.H. Alexandru, Taras Michailiuk v. Lithuanian Football Federation, Award of 13 July 2016, in A. Duval and A. Rigozzi (eds.), Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration 2016
  • Contador: burden of proof & presumption of culpability, worldsportslawreport 04/12, London, 2014
  • The CAS Ad Hoc Division at the Olympic Games: What Might Happen in Sotchi, Favorit Magazine (published in Russian), 2013
  • La carga de la prueba y la presunción, El País, Madrid, 2012
  • Participation after serving a doping ban: Dehiba case, worldsportslawreport 08/11, London, 2011
  • La jurisprudence du TAS en matière de football – questions de procédure et de droit de fond, in The Proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS & FSA/SAV Conférence, Weblaw, Berne, 2007
  • Les prix imposés de revente : étude de droit comparé des Etats-Unis, du Canada, de la Suisse et de la Communauté européenne, thesis LL.M., McGill, Montreal 1995