Ross is particularly known for his regulatory dispute experience through acting for governing bodies and sports teams across various areas including anti-corruption, anti-doping, contractual, disciplinary and safeguarding. Ross also acts for individuals in anti-doping proceedings and other disciplinary matters.
Dispute Resolution, Regulatory
Anti-doping, anti-corruption, disciplinary, safeguarding
Highlights include acting for the International Tennis Integrity Agency in over 40 proceedings under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program including before CAS, providing advice in relation to the independent review regarding child sex abuse allegations in football and advising INEOS Grenadiers and one of their riders in successfully defending UCI disciplinary proceedings.
Ross has strong experience acting on independent investigations into sports regulatory matters most notably for the British Horseracing Authority in reviewing the buying/selling practices of the bloodstock industry. He maintains a commercial litigation practice including successfully defending the ECB against a breach of contract and copyright/trademark infringement claim. Ross also sits on the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, the Sport Resolutions pro bono panel and the England Boxing National Disciplinary Panel.
Ross once thought he’d scored an identical goal to Zidane’s famous Champions League final goal only for the opposing school’s B team goalkeeper to tip it round the post.