JT LEX Tognon Law Firm
- The firm’s mission is problem solving and a tailor-made approach to all types of events brought to the attention of professionals.
- With many years of experience in servicing customers of all kinds, JT LEX is able to meet the needs of each interlocutor, through the examination and study of the issues submitted.
- JT LEX is a young and dynamic structure that combines quality in the depth and search for solutions and attention to every customer.
- JT LEX, in addition to its founder lawyer Jacopo Tognon, employs motivated young professionals and collaborators and consultants who are experts in the various subjects dealt with by the firm.
Jacopo Tognon, solicitor
- Cassazionista, solicitor, has been practising for 26 years with particular reference to civil and labour law, as well as sports law, the developments of which he has been following for many years as a scholar and enthusiast of the subject.
- A lecturer at the University of Padua since 2004, he is currently in charge of the teaching of European Sport Policies and Integrity (Degree Course in Sport Sciences, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + Jean Monnet programme), and of Law and Management of Sport Activities (Degree Course in tertiary sector law at the School of Law).
- He was awarded 4 European Jean Monnet modules during his university career and a Research and Information activities from the EU Commission.
- Expert in sports law in both consultancy and litigation, lecturer of the subject in various university Master’s courses and further training courses, including for sports managers. He has participated as a speaker in over 280 Conferences and Seminars in Italy and abroad.
- Author of more than 25 essays, articles and monographs, he published the volume ‘Sports Law and Policies in the European Union: Social Role, Economic Dimension and Integrity’ for CLEUP in 2016; he was recently in charge of the sector on International Sports Law and its in-depth study, as well as editing the preface, of the text ‘Sports Law’, published by Giappichelli in 2020. He has also commented on Article 50 of the FIGC Code of Justice, ESI, and is editor of the chapters on Sport Justice in Cycling and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the volumes ‘Justice in Sport’, 2022.
- He has been a member of the CAS-TAS, Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, since 2007, with particular specialisation in doping and football litigation having handled over 160 international arbitrations. He was a member of the Ad Hoc Divisions for the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil and 2018 in Russia and the Euro 2020 European Football Championship.
- He was President of the Federal Court of Appeal, Section II, of the Cycling Federation of Italy from 2009 to 2021 and was President of the Arbitration Board for the Resolution of Disputes between Players, Members and Clubs at the Lega Serie B (pursuant to Article 4 of Law 91/1981 on professional sports) from 2011 to 2021.
- He is currently President of the Federal Tribunal of the Italian Tambourine Ball Federation.
- Since 2015, he has been on the Board of Directors and Session Director of the educational programme for the UEFA ‘Football law programme’, now in its fourth edition, taking care of all aspects of the week organised in Italy in Venice at Ca’ Foscari University.
- He is editor of the online magazine Giustiziasportiva.it, now in its 17th year of publication.
- He has been a consultant for CONI in relation to special projects in the EU.
- Since 2014, he has been appointed to the group of the top 6 Experts in Europe, he has been an evaluator of the European Commission DG EAC and the European Commission EACEA (European Education and Culture Executive Agency) for the Erasmus + Sport educational programme and preparatory actions on European sports policies.
- In 2016, he received funding under the UEFA Research Grant Programme with a research project entitled ‘Human Rights: Embedding the promotion and protection of human rights through and within European football’.
- In 2017, he was awarded a research grant for the fourth time (European Jean Monnet) by the European Commission with a teaching module in the degree course in Sport Sciences (University of Padua) entitled ‘EU Sport Policies and Integrities’.
- In the same year, he was appointed by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as Scientific Director of the SBS Master’s Course (Master in Business Strategies in Sport), now in its 15th year. Since 2020, he has held the position of Head of Institutional and International Relations for the same Master’s programme.
- He has been a member since 2018 of the Sports Law Commission at the National Bar Association.
- From October 2018 to June 2020, he was a member of the Sports Agents Commission at CONI and from November 2018 to January 2021, he was Vice-President of the Italian Professional Football League (Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico, which organises the professional Serie C championship) with delegated responsibilities for Sports Justice, Organisational Models, relations with other European Leagues and EU funding.
- In 2019, he participated as a technical component at the Justice Reform Table Sportiva FIGC, being among the drafters of the new Code, and at the table for the preparation of organisational models (ex “Law 231”) pursuant to Article 7 of the FIGC Statute.
- In 2020 and 2021, he worked with the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua and Inter Campus, with the research project ‘An Assist to Children’s Rights’.