Renowned sports lawyer Huw Roberts joins Bird & Bird's market-leading International Sports Group

17 July 2015

Bird & Bird is pleased to announce that internationally-renowned sports lawyer Huw Roberts has been appointed Of Counsel to the firm and as a key member of its market-leading International Sports Group.

Huw has worked in the international sports market for the last 14 years, specialising in regulatory and disciplinary work for international federations, national federations and other sports organisations within the international sports community. In particular, he worked for many years as Legal Counsel to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and he will continue to advise the IAAF at Bird & Bird.

Huw has sat on numerous expert commissions and working groups, including bodies that have been established by the IAAF, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Sport Accord, UK Sport, and London 2012.

Jonathan Taylor, Head of International Sports Sector said: "We are delighted to welcome Huw to our team. His experience and reputation in the sports sector, in particular within the Olympic Movement, are second to none, and he will be a real asset to the team."

Huw said: "I'm very excited to be joining the Bird & Bird team, whose experience and expertise are well known to everyone in the sports sector. I look forward to helping the group continue to grow both nationally and internationally."