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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 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 www.michaelphelpsfoundation.com.

– 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.

Education

– 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

Publications 

– 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)

Presentations

– 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)

 

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is an Avocat à la Cour (2000 class with and admission exam in 1998) registered in the Paris Bar as sports lawyer agent (Avocat Mandataire Sportif). He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Licence en droit) from the Paris X – Nanterre obtained in 1996. In 2002, Ludovic took a sabbatical leave. The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms. He was sent to London in secondment in 2006 (EAP Programme).

Ludovic holds a master’s degree in International and European law (Maîtrise) from the University of Paris X – Nanterre, a postgraduate diploma in contract law (DEA) from the University of Paris XI – Sud, a professional postgraduate diploma in international business (DESS) from the University of Paris X – Nanterre, a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris) and a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States and in France (contract and arbitration) from Yale University & Paris II – Panthéon – Assas (2015).

He joined in September 2018 the LIL (Leaders in Law) legal network as the exclusive sports lawyer for France and can focus on business law (contracts and settlement agreements), corporate and company law, EU and International law, tax, litigation and mediation and human rights.

Ludovic is generally praised from peers for his well-developed general legal background and, in some areas, his extensive knowledge.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. Between 2018 and 2020 Ludovic received numerous awards including the IP Lawyer of the Year in France 2020 awarded by Leaders in Law. He supports economic empowerment.

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

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 Overview:

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.