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Nilo Effori

Partner

E:  nilo@efforisl.com
T:  +44 78 6060  0222
F:  +44 20 3031 1150

Nilo is a Brazilian qualified lawyer and recognised leader in his field with over a decade of experience working with sports in international law firms before founding Effori Sports Law in 2015.
 
Drawing on his international law expertise, Nilo advises clubs, athletes, agents, intermediaries and international sports federations and has successfully represented his clients in disciplinary, regulatory, contractual and doping disputes in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, FIFA Players' Status Committee, FEI Tribunal, FIA International Court of Appeal and other International Sports Federations’ decision-making bodies.
 
Nilo also advises on international transfers as well as handling contractual matters for agents, clubs and athletes, including formula one drivers and UEFA Champions League club winners.

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Liz Soutter

Partner

E: liz@efforisl.com
T: +44 7387 855 294
F: +44 20 3031 1150

Liz is qualified in England & Wales and runs the day-to-day operations of the firm. Liz was previously partner at two leading global law firms advising on high value international transactions. Liz has expertise in all aspects of contract negotiation and specialises in financing against intangible revenue streams. 

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Cintia Ruiz Nicolau

Senior Legal Advisor

E:  cintia@efforisl.com
T: +55 11 99467 2222 (Brazil)
T: +44 (0) 7818445340 (UK)
F:  +44 20 3031 1150

Cintia Nicolau is a Brazilian qualified lawyer with more than 15 years of experience working for multinational companies and a diversity of clients around the world. Specialising in Sports, International Law & Business transactions, Cintia is currently a member of the Rugby Sport Court (TJDRu-SP) and Women in Football.

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