Stella Riberti

Senior associate

Stella is a senior associate in the corporate team.

Her practice focuses on sports and media, advising athletes, agents, coaches, clubs, leagues and companies active in the sports industry on a wide range of sports law matters, including assisting on both contractual and regulatory issues as well as representing in international sports arbitration proceedings.

In addition, Stella advises domestic and foreign clients on international commercial agreements e.g. supply, distribution, agency, consultancy, licence and e-commerce.

Stella is a member of the Federal Tribunal of the Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL) and, a member of the Federal Tribunal of the Italian Ice Sports Federation (FISG).

She is also a member of the the Olympialex Review Editorial Board as well as member of the "Sport&Business" Commission" and "Lombardia Commission" of the Italian Sports Lawyer Association.

Stella has authored numerous publications on sports law related issues and is frequently invited to speak at sports law conferences.


Track record





Advised on international transfers of several football players and coaches.

Advised a football coach in an international arbitration proceeding against a foreign football club and subsequent enforcement of the award.

Advised as a national expert in favour of the institute that successfully tendered for a sports-law study launched by the European commission.

Italy, 2010

‘The new Italian legal framework for non-Italian sports agents’ (Withers sport blog, December 2020)

UEFA Adopts Temporary Emergency Measures For Financial Fair Play’ (Withers sport blog, July 2020)

‘How Italy is tackling ambush marketing ahead of UEFA Euro 2021 & 2026 Winter Olympics’ (LawnSport – 30 April 2020)

Bar of Padua

Union Internationale des Avocats

Board Member of the Lombardia Committee of the Italian Sports Lawyers Association

‘Gli investimenti dei fondi di private equity nel calcio’, Sport Digital Days, Milan, March 2021

‘Novità, riflessioni ed esperienze in materia di doping – il doping tecnologico’, Milan Bar Association, November 2020.

‘Sport and arbitration: a marriage for love or of convenience?’ ,CEA VII Annual Cyber Seminar 2020, October 2020).

En resumen sobre mí

I am passionate about sports in all its forms.

Having always been passionate about sports in all its forms, I feel privileged to practice in a profession which allows me to unite my two main interests, law and sports, and work for the love of it. There is no profession I could work in with greater enthusiasm and consideration.



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