Despina Mavromati

Dr Despina Mavromati, LL.M., M.B.A

Adjunct Faculty


Attorney, UEFA CFCB Member and CAS Arbitrator

Dr. Despina Mavromati is a Swiss and Greek attorney based in Lausanne and specializing in international sports law. She is a UEFA Club Financial Control Body Member and an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Despina has been appointed as arbitrator, counsel or expert witness in a wide variety of sports-related proceedings. She was previously a member of the UEFA Appeals Body, the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal, the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation and the Doping Hearing Panel of the International Powerlifting Federation. She was the Chair of the Ethics and Disciplinary Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation (2020-2021) and a Managing Counsel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (2008-2017).

Despina is the author of “The Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Commentary, Cases and Materials” (with M. Reeb) and has published extensively on international sports law and arbitration. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and an accredited Mediator (CEDR & Harvard).