The sports world has its own and very unique system of dispute resolution.

In all sports there are typically several dispute boards and committees, which deal with legal disputes that may arise such as doping matters, match-fixing cases, violations of code of conduct or sports contracts.

These cases are often characterized by the fact that the sports world to a large degree considers itself as autonomous and is still in general terms very much self-regulated through its own “laws,” rules and regulations.

It is always important to remember that the parties in a sports conflict shall co-exist with each other for a long time after the conflict is settled. This makes it difficult to predict how a dispute can or will be solved compared to cases at the regular courts, and the special circumstances that exist in sports, often has a significant impact on the decision in these matters.

To an increasing extent, disputes in sports are also influenced and guided by the many decisions that each year are made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) which has its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland. The International Olympic Committee has selected CAS as the solely recognized dispute resolution body to decide a number of cases within Olympic sports, and the knowledge of CAS case-law has thus become an important precondition for advising on many Danish and international sports disputes.

From 2004, I have been appointed as an arbitrator in almost 100 cases at the CAS and I have thus accumulated a considerable experience with international sports arbitration. I have over the years also been involved with many other legal sports cases in Denmark and abroad as a counsellor or arbitrator. This brings me in a position to render valuable expert advice during a sports dispute or arbitration.

Through my network I have also made personal relationships with many leading legal experts and arbitrators in sports law in Europe and the US.