My expertise as Sports Lawyer
My name is Vassil Dimitrov and I am a Sports Lawyer with experience in providing legal consultation in various sports – football, basketball, volleyball, cycling and athletics. I have successfully represented football players and clubs before the FIFA arbitration and judicial bodies and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
I also act as counsel for football intermediaries before CAS and as legal representative for players, agents, coaches and clubs in cases before the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), CEV, FIVB Tribunal and the EHF Court of Arbitration. I provide legal consultation for cases before the UCI Arbitral Board and the World Athletics (Athletics Integrity Unit).
My experience in representing athletes and federations in cases related to doping before CAS comes from successfully defending the legal rights of the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation in a doping-related disciplinary proceedings initiated by the International Weightlifting Federation.
I have a Master’s degree in law from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Bulgaria. Afterwards I have successfully completed a Sports Law postgraduate course at the University of Hagen, Germany. Moreover I have excellent knowledge in English and German evidenced by specific International language certificates.
I have published many articles in both Bulgarian and International legal magazines covering a wide range of sports law topics, such as the third-party ownership of players’ economic right, the discrimination against Paralympic athletes and the fight against match-fixing.
I have contributed on several occasions to the magazine “Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports” edited by Prof. Dr. Ian Blackshaw. One of these publications is an article called “Legal consequences of anti-doping rule violations for teams and national federations”.
Most recently, I have written an article regarding the image rights agreements and guaranteed employment contracts in basketball. It was published in the journal “Sports Law & Taxation”, edited by Prof. Blackshaw.
I provide comprehensive legal services in the field of Sports Law to my clients. The entire list of legal services I could offer is listed under the “Sports Law services” section of the website.