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The International Sport Lawyers Association (ISLA) is the worldwide association of sports lawyers seated in Zurich, Switzerland. After years of core activities within Europe, ISLA has continuously expanded its scope to become a truly international organization.


ISLA’s members specialize in a wide variety of legal fields. They offer their legal expertise in even the most specialized aspects of sports law with utmost commitment and professionalism. Therefore, they represent such a wide variety of interest groups. Due to the different legal systems, ISLA’s lawyers are in close contact with their colleagues in the respective country of litigation to ensure an optimum representation of their case. Currently, we are about 80 members from 25 countries from all continents.


ISLA has built up a close network of specialists who share and continuously update their expertise, thus creating synergies on a national and international level. Close international cooperation is imperative, since in our day and time, sport has become a universal, world-embracing network. This internationality and the resulting legal issues call for continuous research to keep abreast of new developments.


We promote communication, cooperation, and exchange among our members. We conduct regular virtual meetings, our so-called Virtual Coffee Breaks, which take place each first Friday of the month. At these casual meetings we talk about current issues and cases. We see this open exchange as a great added value for all international sport lawyers. Long lasting members help youngsters by mentoring or giving advise where needed. We also organize one congress per year to educate, to discuss, to meet, and to cement our personal relations but also to have fun.


Our goal is to continue to expand and grow our network to gain even more perspectives for the further development of the organisation. We want ISLA to become the biggest and most important international network for sport lawyers around the world. Therefore, we want you – as an active member who supports and promotes the organisation and who profit from the expertise and network every day!


We Need to Talk About Qatar
Posted byClaudia
Finish Football player Tim Sparv wrote an open letter about his view on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Pls. read and share your comments on ISLA Social Media.
Posted byClaudia
ISLA provides to you a list of links to information on websites, published by third parties from all over the world. All of them related to the topics Covid-19 and Sports, most of them dealing with...
Review of the ISLA Sports Law Conference in Zurich 2019
Posted byClaudia
The International Sport Lawyers Association dedicated this year’s annual conference to the topic “Transfer in Football”. It took place on September 13, 2019 in Zurich at the home of FIFA to whom we would like to...
Conference 2019 by International Sport Lawyers Association
Posted byClaudia
In September, ISLA held its 2019 Conference in Zurich. Here you find a short report (in German): read more. It was a big success and ended with an interesting visit of FIFA Home. Prof. Anne Jakob elected...
Latest developments in the Pechstein case: Ruling of the European Court of Human Rights
Posted byClaudia
Another decision in Pechsteins battle against the Court of Arbitration for Sport In 2009 the International Skating Union (ISU) imposed a two-year-long competition ban against the speed skater and most successful German Winter Olympian of all-time....
R. Streinz is dedicated to the further European law in the article “The dealings of the European Council with sport”
Posted byClaudia
In an article in the journal Sport and Law “The dealings of the European Council with sport” R. Streinz, Munich, is dedicated to the further European law, which applies not only for the 28 member countries for the...

Virtual ISLA Congress 2022

The meeting is simply virtual!

October 1, 2021
No Venue
All you need is a laptop/computer with a camera and ZOOM!