Brianna Quinn specialises in international sports arbitration and international sports law.
She has acted as counsel in more than 30 arbitration proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and regularly advises clients from all areas in sport, including international governing bodies, athletes, teams and other individuals. She is also a permanent arbitrator at the international Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), which resolves financial disputes between basketball players, coaches, agents and clubs.
Brianna’s areas of expertise include: acting in anti-doping, disciplinary, ethics and other integrity proceedings; litigating and resolving contractual disputes; advising on a wide range of governance issues for international sporting bodies; and drafting and reviewing contracts and sports regulations.
Brianna is the author or co-author of numerous publications on international sports arbitration and sports law. She also regularly speaks at conferences and lectures for various international LLMs and other sports law programmes worldwide. Brianna sits on the LawinSport Editorial Board, and is a Director of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA).
An Australian-qualified lawyer, Brianna worked for several years in litigation and competition law in Sydney, Australia, before undertaking an LLM in international sports law and focusing her practice on this field.
She has been listed in Who’s Who Legal (WWL)’s Thought Leaders guides (Sports Global and Sports Law Switzerland) since the inaugural editions in 2018, and as a recommended practitioner in WWL Switzerland’s annual rankings since 2017. Most recently, she has been described as a “strong, first class player” in the market (WWL Switzerland 2021 – Sports & Entertainment) and praised for her “deep expertise in sporting disputes and doping related matters” (WWL Switzerland 2020 – Sports & Entertainment – Legal Marketplace Analysis).
Antidoping and the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Where We Are at and Where We Are Going
in L. Andreotti Paulo de Oliveira/L. G. Sant'Ana Lanfredi (Eds), Justiça Desportiva - Perspectivas do Sistema Disciplinar Nacional, Internacional e no Direito Comparado, São Paulo 2018, pp. 331-361Download (pdf)
The Multifaceted Question of “Independence and Impartiality” in Sports Arbitration
Football Legal 2015/4, pp. 120-128
Evidentiary Issues Before CAS
in: M. Bernasconi (Ed.), International Sports Law and Jurisprudence of the CAS, Bern 2014, pp. 1-54Download (pdf)