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nicolò gianolla
junior associate

Nicolò is a qualified legal counsel specialised in International Sports Law and FA Registered Intermediary based in Toulouse and Venice. He has been working for and collaborating with different sports institutions, counselling and advising football coaches, players and intermediaries worldwide.


During his professional career, Nicolò had the opportunity to work in countries such as Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, England and Wales where he gained a wide knowledge of the sports industry and international sports disputes.  Nicolò has spent time working in the legal, and commercial departments of Premier League Cardiff City and regular UEFA participants FK Sarajevo, amongst others.


Prior to his involvement in sports, Nicolò worked as legal counsel for a French international company after studying international law across Europe; namely in France, Italy, The Netherlands.  Subsequent to completing his academic legal studies,  Nicolò moved to Spain to undertake the Master in International Sports Law at Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid.


Nicolò’s desire and capacity to work in sports is driven by an academic and professional background but also a solid insight of what sport entails, having experience coaching football academy teams, playing football and participating in national French swimming competitions. Nicolò has developed a strong understanding of the impact that sport has on participants as well as other stakeholders, and is able to advise on legal matters with an effective, practical outlook.

Nicolò speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish, with knowledge of Portuguese, and basic Dutch.

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