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The sports world is increasingly faster paced, more regulated and complex than ever.
We are an on-demand legal services company focused on sports law and good governance that help sports organisations cope with these challenges.
Whether you have to cover a temporary shortfall in resources, need support with longer-term projects, or require specific outside expertise, we get the job done with a can-do mindset and provide fast, flexible, transparent and actionable advice.
The solution is entirely flexible: you determine whether we work from home or in your organisation, individually or in teams, on an hourly basis, fixed-contract or indefinite basis.
Implementing the right solutions to your needs with integrity & drive
Modifying new strategies for your organisation
CHANGE IS CONSTANT
Adapting to the evolving sports business environment
With a long-standing legal experience in the global sports sector, we advise on the following aspects of sports law for both national and international sports organisations, associations, clubs, leagues, athletes, coaches, match agents and intermediaries:
Combining our diverse sport governance experience across several federations from FIFA to FIH and extensive collaborations with several sport Committees, Panels and independent Integrity bodies, we consult both national and international sports organisations on all governance and strategic matters related to good governance in the following areas:
Sports Lawyer / Founder SportsLex
Valérie specialises in advising international sports organisations in all legal and governance matters, ranging from areas of litigation, disciplinary, integrity as well as sports regulatory or any other governance matters your organisation needs support with.
With a vast experience and knowledge of having worked at the biggest international sports governing body, FIFA, for eight years in senior positions across various legal departments, litigating for FIFA in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and having worked as the Deputy Head for Ethics & Governance department in a particular troublesome period for the organisation, she will be able to assist your organisation across several legal and governance matters.
She currently manages all legal & governance matters at the International Hockey Federation, FIH, in Lausanne on a part-time basis, where she gains the perspective and experience of a smaller sports organisation and its daily challenges. She is also a Tribunal member for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) since November 2019 and sits on the ASOIF Legal Consultative Group.
Valérie has a clear understanding of the sports pyramidal structure and organisation as well as about all the political and economic aspects of the sports industry.
We speak: German, English, French, Spanish & Czech
For recurring legal needs, SportsLex offers flat fees on a monthly basis. As a subscribing organisation, you will have predictable monthly expense for your legal challenges from setting a fixed number of hours per month and outsourcing specific legal tasks, to full coverage of your legal needs upon our availability.
For one-off projects and ad-hoc needs, you can hire SportsLex on an hourly basis. We offer competitive rates for our expert services and cover a broad range of sports law & governance topics.