Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Leaders in Law endorses Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin as our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Ludovic please use the contact information provided above.

EIRL Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux of Martin Avocat à la Cour – Paris Bar provides his clients with legal advice and legal assistance and representation and borrows from a desire to serve their interests. Born on September 19, Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin was sworn in on October 9, 2002 (with CAPA number 2001 998) and was registered on the big board on April 27, 2006. Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin exercices as a liberal profession as an independant (EIRL – Individual Entrepreneur with Limited Liability as of 01/07/2020) within a structure of means only (SCM – Société Civile de Moyens 22 avenue de l’Observatoire) with the quality of partner since that date.

He created his firm in 2015 around his skills, experience and a project which is to support his clients transversally in the complex world of business in France and abroad. Me Timbal Duclaux de Martin benefits from the library of the order and works in particular with models of Dalloz acts adapted to your case. In addition, he receives the latest developments in case law by e-mail with the Dalloz Le quotidien du droit subscribed with l’Ordre des avocats. In this context, Me Timbal Duclaux de Martin has access to more than a million case law decisions.

Trained by Anglo-Saxon firms (mostly magic circle), Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin can come to your home to save your time.

For a slightly more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of lawyers for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (presidents of the bar, secretary of the conference) and notary.

As such, for those who are interested in the history of law, it is possible to consult the work of Pierre Timbal, then professor of law at the University of Lille ” The application of the custom of Paris in the country of ‘Albigensian ‘ with a preface by G. Boyer, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Toulouse (Bibliothèque méridionale published under the auspices of the Faculty of Letters of Toulouse (2nd series – Volume XXXIII)).

Regarded as dynamic, he supports economic empowerment.

Practice Areas

  • Contract law (contractual schemes and contract engineering)
  • Business law in France (commercial law, company law, law of collective proceedings, law of payment and credit instruments, intangible property)
  • Business criminal law and financial criminal law
  • Sports law
  • Conventional breach of employment contract
  • Private international law (conflicts of jurisdictions and conflicts of laws)
  • Banking & financial law, capital markets
  • Family law
  • English and American law (with support from the international networks of which it is a part)


  • a master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris-Nanterre
  • a master’s degree in international and European law from the University of Paris-Nanterre
  • a DEA (master 2 research) in contract law from the University of Paris-Sud
  • a DESS (Professional Master 2) in international trade from the University of Paris-Nanterre
  • a professional English diploma from the University of London (British Institute in Paris)
  • A certificate of private law and contract enforcement in the United States and France from the University Summer School in Law & Economics (contracts and arbitration) in Paris from Yale University & Paris II – Panthéon – Assas, being Major of the paper research (including thesis).


  • Individual – IP Lawyer of the Year 2023 – France (Corporate INTL)
  • Who’s Who 2019, 2020, 2021 et 2022 (Corporate INTL)
  • Prestige award – Corporate Finance Lawyer of the Year 2021/2022 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • France Individual – Sports Lawyer of the Year 2021 (GameChangers)
  • Individual – IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 – France (Corporate INTL)
  • Individual – Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year & Individual – Regulatory Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (Corporate America Today)
  • Business Lawyer of the Year 2018 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • Boutique Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer of the Year 2020/2021 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • Individual – Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year & Individual – Regulatory Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (M&A Today)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 – France (Corporate INTL)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (Global Law Experts)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (Leaders in Law)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • International Business Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (Global Business Magazine & The Professional Sector Network)
  • Sports Lawyer of the Year 2019 in France (Global Law Experts)
  • Regulatory Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (InterContinental Finance & Law)
  • Arbitration Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (International Advisory Experts)


Bogdan Panaitescu

Leaders in Law endorses Bogdan Panaitescu as our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Bogdan please use the contact information provided above.

Bogdan Panaitescu has significant experience in litigation and is frequently involved in dispute settlement procedures. He regularly assists clients from various business sectors such as banking, pharmaceutical, construction, automotive industry, insurance, sport, media, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing & industry, services, retail & consumer goods, public authorities. Bogdan has also assisted individuals with claims lodged before the European Court of Human Rights.

Bogdan is praised by his clients for his relaxed approach and his business oriented mindset that provides clear and helpful advice, both in dispute settlement procedures, as well as in consultancy work.

Besides his extensive practice, Bogdan is very close to the academic environment and has built a network of collaborators in major university cities throughout Romania, thus combining hands-on experience with current legal doctrine orientation and the experience of renowned academics.

Bogdan is a GAFTA member since 2014..

Firm Description:

In today’s challenging business sector S.C.A. NEGOIȚĂ, IANCU & PANAITESCU is committed to  delivering excellent legal work that will help clients fulfil their goals. We enjoy recognition for our trademark approach that starts with realistic evaluations and turns practical advice into efficient legal strategies.

We have a wealth of experience in dispute resolution and we regularly advise clients in most business sectors. Our base includes a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, both private and public which allows for us to consider all aspects of any transaction.

We are only associated with highly recognized individuals and through such network of collaborators we offer integrated legal services throughout the country, following the founding partners’ guiding principles: Professionalism, Integrity and Loyalty towards the Client.


Leonardo Bujía

Leonardo Bujía is a partner at Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán since its foundation. He specializes in corporate advice, insurance rights, commercial sports law and retail, real estate law, consumer protection and commercial loyalty law and commercial litigation.


  • Errecondo, Salaverri, Dellatorre, González & Burgio, Associate 2009/2012
  • Coto C.I.C.S.A., senior lawyer 2005/2009
  • Marroncelli, Ventura Barreiro y asociados, Associate 1998/2005


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Lawyer, 1998
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Master’s Degree in Law and Economy (2006/2007)

Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio:

Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán is one of the leading business law firms in Argentina.

The firm is widely recognized for its expertise in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, banking & financing, restructuring and insolvency, and dispute resolution.

The partners of the firm have been, for more than twenty years, counsel of choice for many leading local and international private equity funds, corporations and financial institutions, in connection with their most complex and sensitive transactions, their most challenging legal issues and their most critical disputes.

Consistently, we have been counseling local and international clients in sophisticated, cross-border corporate transactions. In particular, our team has quarterbacked several multi-jurisdictional Latin American M&A and private equity deals along with New York based firms, and counseled international clients in acquisitions in other Latin American countries, bringing its expertise along with a deep understanding of both legal and cultural backgrounds that are common throughout the region.

Our practice also includes advising clients in general corporate matters, real estate and agribusiness investments, energy businesses (oil & gas and electricity), and on labor, tax and insurance law.

We are committed to excellence. Our goal is to provide clients with top-quality, high value-added legal services and innovative solutions. For such purposes, and for each matter trusted to us, we assemble teams of seasoned, multi-practice lawyers –many of which draw significant experience and expertise from their tenures at leading New York based global firms–, with a high partner-to-associate ratio.

Several of our partners have been consistently singled out as leading individuals in their fields of practice by specialized media such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal and Latin Lawyer.

Paul Greene

Paul J. Greene, the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers.  Paul has handled sports law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland known as the “Supreme Court for Sports Law.”

Representative matters:

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson v. Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission:  successfully appealed doping bans of gold medal sprinters at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  Bans were reduced from 18 months to 6 months.  CAS Panel ordered the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission pay attorney’s fees in historic decision.

Caroline Maher v. World Taekwondo Federation: successfully overturned a wrongful doping ban levied against an Egyptian athlete by her international federation;

Suzana Zoran v. MFK Ruzomberok: prevailed in contract dispute involving a FIFA transfer fee on behalf of a Bosnian agent;

Phil DeRosier v. USA Track & Field: defended the right of a track and field athlete to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in an emergency arbitration just hours before his scheduled race.

Michael Phelps Foundation v. Domains By Proxy: obtained a judgment against a cybersquatter who had illegally registered the domain name

– Paul is a member of the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project, a group committed to protecting the rights of immigrants by providing pro bono representation in asylum matters.  He teaches “Law and Sports” at the University of Maine School of Law and serves on the school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Paul also teaches “Legal Ethics in Business” at the University of Southern Maine’s Business School.

– Paul is on the list of approved lawyers for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the United States Olympic Committee.

– He is admitted to practice in the States of Maine, Massachusetts, New York and the District of Colorado.

– Paul is a USA Soccer certified youth coach.  He coaches youth sports teams for his son and daughter in his hometown of Falmouth, Maine.

– The captain of his college Cross Country and Track team at Brandeis University, Paul still runs marathons.


– Brandeis University, B.A., 1993, M.A., 1994

– Syracuse University, M.A., 1995 (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications)

– University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 2007 (cum laude, Managing Editor, Maine Law Review, Interned for the Honorable Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit)

Bar Admissions:

– State of Maine

– State of Massachusetts

– State of New York

– United States District Court, District of Maine

– United States District Court, District of Colorado


– United States Anti-Doping Agency v. Montgomery: Paving a New Path to Conviction in Olympic Doping Cases, 59 Maine Law Review 149 (2007)

– Boats, Baseballs and What a Repeal of the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act Might Mean for Both, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (2009)

– Is the International Olympic Committee Above The Law? Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (2010)

– NBA Lockout: Implications for Europe, World Sports Law Report (2011)

– International Olympic Committee’s Rule 45 thrown out: Is the British Olympic Association’s Bylaw 25 the next to go? World Sports Law Report (2011)

– Incorrect Sanctions and Impact on Anti-Doping, World Sports Law Report (2012)

– Beyond Doping Cases: A Primer on Olympic Jurisprudence as London 2012 Approaches, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (2012)

– Lance Armstrong and WADA’s Statute of Limitations, World Sports Law Report (2013)

– The International Tennis Federation’s Anti-Doping Programme is Under Attack, LawInSport (2013)

– Doping: Alex Rodriguez’s 162 Game Suspension, World Sports Law Report (2014)

– NCAA College Football Players:  Students or Employees, LawinSport (2014)

– A short guide to the changes under the world anti-doping code 2015, Law In Sport (2015)


– Athletes’ rights under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, Florida Coastal School of Law (2010)

– Athletes’ rights and Rule 45 of the Olympic Charter, Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement, Ithaca College London (2011)

– Law and the Olympic Movement, University of Maine School of Law (2011)

– Sports Law 101: National Business Institute (2011)

– “What do to when your athlete tests positive”, USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana (2013), Sacramento, California (2014), Anaheim, California (2014) and Eugene, Oregon (2015)

– Panelist, Athlete Welfare – Health, Doping Finance and Education, LawinSport Conference, London (2015)

– Panelist, Tackling Doping in Sport Conference, London (2015)

– Panelist, Sports Lawyers Association, Doping and Drug Testing Issues (2015)


Lynn B. Bayard

Leaders in Law endorses Lynn B. Bayard as our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in the USA. If you wish to get in touch with Lynn please use the contact information provided above.

A partner in the Litigation Department, Lynn B. Bayard has a diverse practice in the media, sports and entertainment industries. Lynn has represented major sports leagues in some of their most significant matters. She has also represented songwriters, television networks, and motion picture studios, among others, in copyright and trademark matters, and music publishers in royalty rate proceedings and other copyright matters. Lynn has been recognized by The Legal 500 in Intellectual Property: Copyright, Media & Entertainment: Litigation as well as Sports.


Lynn’s representations include:

  • The National Football League in a variety of matters, including the litigation and class action settlement of hundreds of lawsuits filed by more than 5,000 former NFL players, who sought to hold the League liable for allegedly concealing the risks associated with concussions sustained while playing professional football. She continues to represent the League in the implementation of the settlement and in a variety of other health and safety and marketing matters.
  • Another major sports league in connection with a variety of health and safety matters.
  • Barefoot Contessa Pantry LLC, Ina Garten and Ina Garten LLC in obtaining a temporary restraining order and then a favorable settlement of a trade dress infringement suit against a large frozen food distributor, resulting in a permanent injunction barring the use by defendants of Barefoot Contessa’s intellectual property and requiring the destruction of the infringing products and payment to the client.
  • Carnival Corp. in obtaining a dismissal of claims alleging infringement of copyrights in Broadway musicals in performances on cruise ships traveling outside of the U.S. waters.
  • The National Music Publishers’ Association, Inc. (NMPA), the Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) and theNashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) in a rate proceeding resulting in the setting of advantageous new rates and terms for the mechanical license under Section 115 of the Copyright Act.
  • The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in proceedings and negotiations to set the royalty rate for public performances of musical compositions by the cable television, network television, local television and radio industries, as well as by numerous new media companies.
  • class of songwriters and music publishers in a copyright infringement action against Bertelsmann AG resulting in a $130 million settlement.
  • Versace, which is owned by Capri Holdings Limited, in a copyright, trademark, and trade dress dispute against Fashion Nova.
  • Weight Watchers International, Inc. in a false advertising suit against Jenny Craig, Inc. and in a variety of trademark infringement and franchise matters.
  • The Huffington Post in an idea misappropriation claim brought by two individuals who claim the site was their idea.

In addition, she has extensive IP transactional experience including drafting and negotiating license agreements, and regularly represents on a pro bono basis non-profit organizations in connection with publishing and arts-related matters.

Lynn has authored or co-authored several articles on a range of intellectual property issues, including:

  • “Intellectual Property Litigation: Preserving Rights Through Trademarks When Copyrights Expire,” in the March 13, 2013 issue of The New York Law Journal, which examines whether trademark law can be used to protect famous characters even after their copyright protection expires, citing the decision in Fleischer Studios A.V.E.L.A over the cartoon character Betty Boop.
  • Capitol Records Thomas: The Debate Over the ‘Making Available’ Theory of Copyright Infringement,” in the January/February 2010 issue of Landslide, the publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property, which discusses the piracy plaguing the music industry and explores the latest decision to tackle the “making available” issue, Capitol Records, Inc. v. Thomas.
  • “A Losing Case for the Fair Use Defense,” in the August 17, 2009 edition of The National Law Journal on the decision in Salinger Colting, in which the parody defense was put to the fair use test, discussing the criteria to be considered in determining whether a work has made fair use of the copyrighted original.
  • “‘Making Available’ Cases Still Making Trouble” in the January 7, 2009 edition of IP Law360, which discusses the piracy that has plagued the music industry for the past decade as a result of Internet peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and explores how courts have grappled with the question of whether users’ “making available” of copyrighted files on those sites for reproduction by other users constitutes “distribution” under the Copyright Act.
  • “Mary J. Blige: No More Retroactive Copyright Licensing Drama,” an article in the Winter 2008 issue of Entertainment and Sports Lawyer on Davis Blige, an important Second Circuit decision interpreting the rights of co-authors under the Copyright Act in which plaintiff Sharice Davis brought a copyright infringement action against defendant Mary J. Blige and others over two songs on Blige’s album “No More Drama.”
  • “A Well-Tailored Remedy,” which appeared in the December 2007 issue of IP Law & Business on a bill introduced by Senator Schumer to protect fashion designs under the Copyright Act. Fashion designers, unlike other creators of original works in the United States and unlike fashion designers abroad, are currently denied copyright protection in the United States.
  • “9th Circuit Finds ‘Thumbnail’ Photos Display Fair Use,” published in the October 29, 2007 issue of The National Law Journal on a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Perfect 10 Inc. Inc., which addressed the closely followed question of whether the display of “thumbnail” versions of copyrighted photographs by Google’s image search engine constitutes copyright infringement or “fair use” under the Copyright Act.
  • “Unsettled Territory,” published in the March 2006 issue of GC New York, explores issues relating to republishing collective works in new media.

Lynn also wrote a chapter titled “Settling Copyright and Trademark Disputes” in the leading treatise on the law of settlement agreements and the settlement process, Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes: Negotiating, Drafting and Enforcement, as well as a practice note titled “Copyright Infringement Claims, Remedies and Defenses” for Practical Law Company. She has spoken on topics including copyright infringement litigation as well as the advancement of women attorneys.

Lynn is a former member of the Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee and previously served on the Civil Rights Committee and the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the City Bar. She is currently a member of the City Bar’s Sports Law Committee and serves on its Intellectual Property Subcommittee.

Firm Overview:

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations, financial institutions and asset managers, and clients needing pro bono assistance.

Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having market-leading practices in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white-collar & regulatory defense, and restructuring, along with equally strong practices in executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law.


José Juan Pintó Sala

Mr. Pintó is a partner of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, a firm he joined in 1975. He is an expert in both Corporate and Sports Law, his expertise in said areas involving also litigation and arbitration. In addition to his extensive experience in connection with family companies, he has participated either as an arbitrator or as an attorney in more than 250 arbitration procedures, most of them of international nature, in several languages, such as Spanish, English, French and/or Italian.

He is Secretary to the Board of Directors of several quoted and non-quoted companies. He is, and has been in the past, the Chairman of several companies, as well as of national and international associations. As an arbitrator at the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport (TAS), he has participated at the Ad Hoc Divisions of the Football European Championship held in Portugal in 2004, the Winter Olympic Games of Vancouver 2010 and the South-Africa World Football Championship held in 2010.

Sports Law Practice:

This is one of the firm’s most comprehensive departments and provides the following services:

  • Legal advice to sports organizations, clubs, associations, sports groups and football players
  • Appearing in Discipline Committees and Sport Courts
  • Drafting of athletes contracts
  • Sponsorship and Image Rights
  • Designations of sports entities as public-interest organisations.
  • Representation before Spanish and international Sports Courts.
  • Database including legislation, sport-related jurisprudence and precedents.
  • Litigation and arbitration

Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle:

Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle, Lawyers and Economists, was born from the merger, in 1999, of two of the oldest, most prestigious law firms in Spain, Bufete Pintó Ruiz and Del Valle Abogados (founded in 1903 and 1910 respectively). Both of them brought into the new firm a highly-specialised profile and their considerable prestige in the practice of Law, thus enabling us to meet our clientele’s ever-growing requirement for the provision of fully comprehensive legal services.

The firm currently consists of more than sixty lawyers distributed in the offices of Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante.

Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle offers counselling, both in Spain and also internationally, in every field of the legal practice, such as civil, corporate, tax, sport, criminal, litigation, arbitration, procedural, labour, industrial and intellectual rights, and maritime Law, including logistics and transport.


Espen Juul Haugan

Leaders in Law endorses Espen Juul Haugan as our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in Norway. If you wish to get in touch with Espen please use the contact information provided above.

Espen is a partner and member of the board of the firm in Oslo. He is the head of the IPR- (intellectual property rights) and Media group as well as the Sports group of the firm. Some of the world’s most well-known companies come to Espen when they need assistance with IPR related issues. He is also active within commercial transactions and has considerable experience in commercial disputes and proceedings.

Codex represents a wide range of national and international clients. Espen has for several years represented some of Norway’s most prominent IT companies with their commercial transactions and international negotiations. He has also assisted both national and international TV- companies in IPR related issues.

In 2009 Espen was invited as a speaker at the yearly IBC Euroforum IT – conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, presenting Norwegian standard contracts for use in iterative IT- projects.

Within sports law, Espen and the Sports group represent several football (soccer) agent companies as well as clubs and individual players with regard to advice, negotiations and disputes.

The firm’s lawyers assist clubs and players with transfers, employment contracts and sponsor contracts. The firm also advises athletes with regard to business development, business strategy and protection of intellectual property rights.

Espen was educated at the University of Oslo and Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA and is certified with the Norwegian Football Association in football regulations for Norway, FIFA and UEFA.

Firm Description

Codex Advokat is a full-service Norwegian law firm, specialising in serving the complete needs of the clients.  Codex is focused on commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, tax/VAT, real estate/construction, labour law, contracts, IPR and media, sports, and general litigation.

Espen and Codex are members of several legal alliances and associations including the Norwegian Bar Association, NIR, and INTA. As a member of the international association Integrated Advisory Group (IAG), Codex provides cross-border transactions and services throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.

Codex Advokat is a growing firm with offices in Oslo, Trondheim and Tromsø.