Rodrigo Arias Grillo

Partner - Director
+34 620 676 685
Senior attorney with more than 15 years of experience in sports law counseling, including governance, anti-corruption, compliance, conflict management, development, ethics, integrity, contractual disputes and international arbitration.
Holding prominent positions at FIFA for more than 8 years: Senior Integrity Manager and Integrity Officer for the Americas, FIFA Legal and Compliance Division. Previously, Head of the Integrity Department of the Spanish Professional Football League (LaLiga).
Currently serving as Governance Services Consultant for FIFA under the Strategic Projects and Member Association Governance Branch.
Acting Vice-Chair of the Legal Committee of the FISU - InternationalUniversity Sports Federation for the 2024-2027 period
Founding member and managing director at Sportia Law, S.L.
Arbitrator of the general and football list of the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS
Co-founder and Managing Director of O REI Sports Law Institute.
Academic background:
  • PhD in Constitutional Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
  • Master's Degree in Public Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
  • Master's Degree in International Sports Law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE).
  • Internationally certified compliance professional by the Spanish Compliance Association (ASCOM) and the International Federation of Compliance Associations (IFCA).
Professor and guest lecturer at several leading sports law programs in:
  • Instituto de Empresa (IE)
  • Geneva Business School
  • Real Madrid University School (European University of Madrid)
  • Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE)
  • LaLiga Business School

Author of several publications and articles specialized in sports law and governance.

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