Skip to content

  1. About us
  2. Our people
  3. Staff profiles
  4. Dr Gregory Ioannidis

Dr Gregory Ioannidis LLB, LLM, PhD, FHEA, Attorney at Law

Course Leader, LLM International Sports Law in Practice


Summary

I am an international sports lawyer with experience in high profile anti-doping litigation, as well as experience in other regulatory and sport disciplinary matters, with particular emphasis on football law.  I joined the University in January 2014 and developed the online Master's Programme LLM International Sports Law in Practice. I am also responsible for the training of students on mooting, advocacy and negotiation.

 

About

I have an expertise in International Sports Law and 21 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 I deal 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. I have previously acted as a football intermediary and registered lawyer with The FA.  I have advised and represented a number of high profile sport personalities. One of my most notable cases was the Greek Sprinters case, where I acted as Counsel for Mr Kenteris and Ms Thanou before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and successfully negotiated and settled a multi-million pound out-of-court settlement with the IAAF (now World Athletics).  In recent years, I advised the South-African track & field Federation on the Caster Semenya matter, Celtic FC on the FC Sion matter, I acted for the Chinese Taipei gold medalist Mu-yen Chu against the International Olympic Committee and for the heavyweight boxing champion Dillian Whyte. 

I publish frequently and participate on TV and Radio interviews globally on several sports law issues and I am a regular contributor to Sky News and BBC News. In November 2009, I was voted in the “Top 20 of the World’s Most Influential Sports Lawyers” by Sports Business International. In 2020 I was appointed as a Member in the Mentoring Team for the Pro Bono Legal Service of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

 

Specialist areas of interest

Sports Law, Anti-doping litigation, football law, advocacy, negotiation, dispute resolution.

Teaching

Department Of Law and Criminology

Social Sciences and Arts

Law

LLM International Sports Law in Practice

 

 Anti-Doping Law, Football Law, Commercial Regulation & Contractual Obligations in Sport, Business Consultancy Project

Research

IMPACT Project, Community Project in Whistleblowing in Anti-Doping, Research Project on the introduction of a system of judicial precedent before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

 

  1. ‘Prevention of fraud, corruption and bribery committed through legal entities for the purpose of financial and economic gain.’ Asser Institute (The Hague) – European Commission.
  2. EU tender on the equal treatment of non-nationals in individual sports competitions’. Asser Institute (The Hague) – European Commission.

Publications

Ioannidis, G. (2017). The Consequences of Brexit for British Football. Solicitors Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2017). The criminalisation of doping in sport: The case for the prosecution. World sports advocate.

Ioannidis, G. (2017). The Consequences of Brexit for British Football. Solicitors Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2016). The Time for Self-Regulation in Sport Has Passed. Solicitors Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2016). Criminalisation of Doping in Sport. Solicitors Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2015). The Unreliable Self-Regulation of Sport. Solicitors Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2015). The Impact of the Suspected Doping Involving IAAF Athletes. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2015). The Concept of ‘No Significant Fault’ in Anti-Doping Litigation. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2015). Contaminated Supplements in Sport. Solicitors Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2013). Dillian Whyte Appeal: Article 15 & Supplement Use. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2012). BOA v WADA: harmonisation v self-regulation. Denning Law Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2012). Analysis of UEFA’s rules on illicit chanting. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2011). Freedom of expression and public criticism of sporting officials. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2010). The Application of Criminal Law on Doping Infractions and the ‘Whereabouts Information’ Rule: State Regulation v Self Regulation. International Sports Law Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2009). The Caster Semenya Case: gender verification in sport. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2009). Greek FA accepts nationality restrictions violate EU law. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2009). Regulations 5.3 & 5.4 of the FIFA Regulations On the Status and Transfer of Players: A Case Study Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. International Sports Law Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2007). Doping in sport, the rules on “missed tests”, “non-analytical finding” cases and the legal implications. International Sports Law Journal.

Ioannidis, G. (2007). WADA code draft revision: questions remain. World Sports Law Report.

Ioannidis, G. (2006). Legal Regulation of Doping in Sport and the Application of Criminal Law on Doping Infractions: Can A Coercive Response be Justified? International Sports Law Review.

Conference papers

Ioannidis, G. (2019). Football intermediaries and self‑regulation: the need for greater transparency through disciplinary law, sanctioning and qualifying criteria. International Sports Law Journal, 1-17.

Ioannidis, G. (2016). The Influence of Common Law Traditions on the Practice and Procedure Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In Play The Game Conference, COLORADO SPRINGS, USA, (pp. 17-38). T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-6265-129-6_2

Ioannidis, G. (2015). The Concept of ‘No Significant Fault’ in Anti-Doping Litigation. World Sport Advocate.

Ioannidis, G. (2006). Legal Regulation of Doping in Sport and the Application of Criminal Law on Doping Infractions: Can A Coercive Response be Justified? International Sports Law Review, (2), 29-39. https://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?productid=30791271&recordid=369

Book chapters

Ioannidis, G.R.E.G.O.R.Y. (2020). HOW A SYSTEM OF JUDICIAL PRECEDENT MAY HELP THE RIGHTS OF ATHLETES BEFORE THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS). In The Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Routedge

Ioannidis, G. (2016). The Influence of Common Law Traditions on the Practice and Procedure Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Ioannidis, G., & Grayson, E. (2000). Drugs, Health and Sporting Values.

Ioannidis, G., & Panagiotopoulos, D. (2000). Sports Law and the system of sporting activity in Greece.

Other activities

Member of the Mentoring Team of the Pro Bono Legal Service – Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Director and Board Member, Canadian Sport Law Association. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 

Media

A regular contributor to Sky News and BBC News with an international profile focusing on all anti-doping developments and general matters on sports law.

Share this page

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?