Nick De Marco QC is a barrister specialising in sports law at Blackstone Chambers in London. He is ranked as one of the leading sports lawyers in the UK and the foremost practitioner in football disputes. He acts for football clubs, confederations, federations, players, and agents in commercial and regulatory disputes before FIFA, CAS and various domestic forums. He has appeared in most of the recent high-profile UK football cases and has a significant international sports practice. In cricket, boxing and sailing he acts for the regulator, and, in other sports, sits as an arbitrator and is on the AIAC panel as a specialist sports arbitrator. He writes and lectures on sports law, is an author of ‘Challenging Sports Governing Bodies’, and is the General Editor and Author of ‘Football and The Law’ – the first comprehensive review of football law to be produced.