Massimo Coccia

m.coccia@cdaa.it

Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Fulbright Fellow, University of Michigan Law School, USA. Juris Doctor cum laude, Law School of University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy.

Since 2019, Professor of European Competition Law, University of Rome Sapienza (Rome, Italy).  Since 2001, Professor of International Law, Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy).  Since 1991, Research Professor of EU law and International Law, University of Rome Sapienza.  In 1986, Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan Law School, USA.  Professor in several graduate courses on international and national sports law.

Summary of Professional Activities.  Attorney at law, admitted in 1988 to the Italian Bar; since 2002 admitted to practice before Italian Highest Courts; Legal practice in the following fields: sports law, international and domestic arbitration, commercial and trade law, corporate law, antitrust and regulated markets, intellectual property law, European Union law, public and private international law.

Founding Partner of Law Firm Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati, Rome and Milan, Italy.  Board Member of the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA).  Honorary President of the Italian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA). Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.  Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), Lausanne (Switzerland) since 1995; Appointed as arbitrator in about 250 CAS cases to date; member of the CAS Ad Hoc Divisions for the Olympic Games of Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and London 2012.

Arbitrator or Counsel in about 20 international commercial arbitrations (mostly ICC) to date. Arbitrator or Counsel in about 100 domestic arbitration cases to date.  2008-2013: Arbitrator at the Italian National Court of Arbitration for Sports, Rome, Italy.  2006-2007: Interim Deputy Commissioner of the Italian Football Association (FIGC).  In 1995, Advisor to the Government of Uzbekistan for the EU TACIS Program: “Policy Advice Project on Competition Law and Policy in Uzbekistan”. In 1989, Assistant Counsel to the Italian Government for the El.Si. case (US vs. Italy) before the International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands).

Speaker and Lecturer at many international and national Symposia, Congresses and Seminars, particularly on topics of Arbitration, Sports Law, International Law. Author of many publications, particularly on public and private international law, sports law, national and international arbitration, EU law