Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Association forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.
Dr. Gregory Ioannidis
Council of experts Member
Gregory is a British-Greek attorney, internationally recognised for his expertise in anti-doping litigation and other sport regulatory matters. Gregory was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and moved to the UK at a very young age, where he studied business administration, law and sports law.
Gregory has blended successfully his academic career with his private client base and has over the years created successful modules and courses on sports law, with emphasis on the clinical/holistic legal education. He is currently the course leader of the successful Master’s Programme LLM International Sports Law in Practice at Sheffield Hallam University and an academic associate at Kings Chambers in Manchester.
Gregory has over 20 years of experience in legal representation and advice before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in Lausanne, Switzerland and FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, where he deals with a number of different applications, ranging from doping in sport to players’ contracts and transfers, European competition law, human rights and other regulatory matters. Gregory has acted for over 100 athletes on anti-doping matters and has also advised and represented several football clubs, players and agents, on football law related matters. One of his most notable cases was the Greek Sprinters case, where he acted as Counsel for Mr Kenteris and Ms Thanou before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and successfully negotiated a multi-million pound out-of-court settlement with the IAAF. In recent years, he advised the South-African Track & Field Federation on the Caster Semenya matter, Celtic FC on the FC Sion matter, he acted for the Chinese Taipei gold medalist Mu-yen Chu against the International Olympic Committee and for the heavyweight boxing champion Dillian Whyte. Gregory publishes frequently and participates on TV and Radio interviews globally on several sports law issues. In November 2009, he was voted in the “Top 20 of the World’s Most Influential Sports Lawyers” by Sports Business International.
Gregory still plays basketball, watches football and has an unconditional love for Manchester United FC and Celtic FC!