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Rodrigo García Lucas

Rodrigo

Rodrigo García LucasRodrigo García Lucas as an expert in labor law and given his professional activity within the sports and labor training field, has gained broad experience in labor counseling of National corporations, multinational companies, directives, sportsmen as well as in all International litigation cases arising before International and National Federations and in International arbitrations before the Lausanne Sports Arbitration Court (LAC).

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Previous experience.

Before joining Laffer Abogados, he developed his career for more than eight years within the Employment and Sports Law Department of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. Before that, he worked as an associate lawyer in Araoz & Rueda and started his professional career as lawyer in the International Employment Relationships Department of Electrabel (Group Suez) in Brussels.

Teaching Activity.

Coauthor of several books on sports law (“El Deporte Profesional” among others) and Author of several articles of a technical nature published in different media, he is Co-director of the International MBA in Sports Law and Management (ISDE) and lecturer in the International Law Master and of the L.L.M in International Sports Law.

Academic Background.

Degree in Law by the University San Pablo CEU Madrid (1998).
Degree in Legal-Community Law by the University San Pablo CEU and by the Portobello College in Dublin (1999) .
LLM en Droit Europeen et International by the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (2000)
Course in Employment Legal Practice of the Bar Association of Madrid (2003).

Languages.

English, French and Portuguese.

Professional Associations.

Belongs to the Bar Association of Madrid.

International Sports Arbitration.

Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitration before TAS/CAS and FAT.
Legal execution of arbitrations.
Injunctions: prior or simultaneous to the sports arbitration proceedings.
Appeals of annulment of arbitration awards before the Swiss Federal Court.
Acceptance and execution of National and Foreign arbitration awards.

Alvaro Reig Gurrea

Alvaro

Lawyer in exercise specialized in corporate law, acquisition of companies and contracting both at a National and International extent.
He has broad experience in mergers, acquisitions and reorganization of groups of companies including the drafting of LoI and Due Diligence. Moreover Álvaro has broad experience in the negotiation and implementation of Protocols for Family-owned companies and their subsequent development, which makes him being at ease in the defense of these issues in arbitrations and Court.

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Previous experience.

Before becoming a member of Laffer Abogados, Álvaro developed his professional career for more than eight years in the M&A Department of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, where he took part in the special teams of Family-owned companies and Sports Groups.

Teaching Activity.

He is an associated professor of corporate law in the Fiscal Counseling Master of the University of Deusto since 2002 and lecturer of the course of the University of Deusto on non-governmental bodies. Lecturer of conferences of family-owned companies.

Academic Background.

Degree in Law by the University of Deusto (1996).
Specialized in Economics by the University of Deusto (1996)

Languages.

English.

Professional Associations.

He belongs to the Bar Association of Madrid.

Francisco Salinas Mezquita

FranciscoFrancisco Salinas Mezquita relies on a broad experience in tax counseling of National corporations, multinational companies and family-owned companies providing a special fiscal counseling for corporate reorganization transactions, for the acquisition of companies, Due Diligence and Project Finance.

Among his scope of specialization it is worth highlighting his counseling activities in corporate planning and reorganization processes, M&A and design of corporate structures at an International and National level with a broad knowledge and experience in the tax legal regime of the Canary Islands.

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Previous Experience.

Francisco developed his professional career for more than eight years in the General Tax Department of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira.

Teaching Activity.

Author of several articles of a technical nature published in different media before becoming a member of Laffer Abogados.

Academic Background.

Degree in Law by the University of Navarra (1999).
Master is Tax Counseling by the International University of Cataluña (2001).

Languages.

English.

Professional Associations.

He belongs to the Bar Association of Barcelona.

José Lasa Azpeitia

Jose

José Lasa Azpeitia has broad experience in the employment counseling of National corporations, multinational companies, directives as well as within the scope of sports and training providing counseling to several sportsmen, artists, producers, etc.

Among his specialty areas we find the employment counseling in reorganization process and litigation cases arising from extinctions of employment relationships, M&A processes or expatriation processes.

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Sports Law and Entertainment Area.

Given his prior experience as professional sportsmen, he has broad internal and in depth knowledge of the sports sector and of the needs of the contracting parties providing advice for several sportsmen and sports entities.

Therefore part of his activity takes place within the consultation within the Sports & Entertainment sector, providing advice to sportsmen, producers and investment companies that develop their activity in general Media matters, leisure and entertainment.

He has broad experience in International conflicts before National and International bodies and in arbitrations before chambers and Arbitration courts of the FIFA and FIBA as well as before the Arbitration Court of Sports in Lausanne (TAS).

Constant collaboration in sports media.

Previous experience.

Before becoming a member of the firm Laffer Abogados, he developed his professional career for five years in the employment and Sports Law Department of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira.

José Lasa has broad experience in the sports world as professional basketball player with experience in the Spanish, Italia, Greek and Portuguese league.

Teaching activity.

He is coauthor of several books regarding sports law and is a frequent collaborator in specialized legal media and in press media (Aranzadi, Periódico Marca, Iusport, etc.)

He is Codirector of the International Master in Law and Sports Management of the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), being a lecturer of the Master in International Law Practice (ISDE), and of the L.L.M Program in International Sports Law (ISDE).

Academic Background.

Degree in Law by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Procedural Legal Master by the Instituto de Empresa(IE).
Program on Employment Relationship by the Centro de Estudios Garrigues.

Languages.

English, Italian, Portuguese and Greek.

Professional Associations.

He belongs to the Bar Association of Madrid.