Ross Brown is a senior associate specialising in contentious and regulatory matters within the sports industry. Prior to Onside Law, Ross trained and qualified into the dispute resolution team at Macfarlanes.
Dispute Resolution, Regulatory
Anti-doping, anti-corruption, disciplinary, safeguarding
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. Highlights include acting for the governing bodies of tennis in over 30 proceedings under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program including before CAS, representing Team Sky and their rider Gianni Moscon in successfully defending UCI disciplinary proceedings and various FA Rule K arbitrations involving players, clubs and agents.
Ross has strong experience acting on independent investigations into sports regulatory matters most notably for the BHA 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 is also an arbitrator for Swim England, sits on the Sport Resolutions pro-bono panel and is a UKAD Accredited Adviser.
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.