Effori Sports Law was founded in 2015 by Nilo Effori, a Brazilian and Portuguese qualified Sports Lawyer. With almost two decades developing expertise in international sports disputes and contractual matters, Nilo launched Effori Sports Law to focus exclusively in sports matters across all sports disciplines.
Liz Soutter, a solicitor qualified in England and Wales, joined Effori Sports Law in 2018 from the London office of a leading international law firm where she was previously a Partner, advising on high value international finance transactions. Liz helps clients in relation to contract negotiations and disputes and specialises in financing against intangible revenue streams, in particular in respect of transfer fees, broadcasting and sponsorship income, solidarity compensation, ticketing sales and Football Agent commission.
Our clients comprise of international sporting clubs, athletes, agents and intermediaries, regulatory bodies, investors and financiers and our primary aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients in each matter in which we are involved.
2023 - 2022 - 2021
Global Leader - Elite
2023 - 2022 - 2021- 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017
WWL Says: "Nilo Aguillar Effori has an “excellent” knowledge of sports law and is “very experienced in representing clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)”.
WWL Says: "Nilo Effori has been selected by Who’s Who Legal’s independent research with clients and peers for inclusion in the inaugural edition of WWL: Thought Leaders – Sports 2021".