On December 30, 2019, President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin held the final meeting of the Governing Board of the Russian Paralympic Committee this year.
The main issue on the agenda of RPC Governing Board meeting was the approval of a law firm to represent the interests of the Russian Paralympic Committee as an interested party (third party) in the dispute between WADA and RUSADA in the CAS.
At a meeting of the RPC Governing Board dated December 24, 2019, due to the fact that the conclusion of the WADA Executive Committee directly affects the rights and interests of the Russian Paralympic Committee and its representatives, the RPC decided to enter into a dispute between WADA and RUSADA as an interested party (third party) in the procedure and terms provided for by the World Anti-Doping Code and the WADA International Standard for the compliance of the parties to the Code.
On December 30, members of the RPC Governing Board - which has positive judicial experience in the field of international sports law - at the suggestion of the RPC Legal Committee, approved the Bonnard Lawson Law Firm to represent the RPC interests in a dispute.
President of the RPC Vladimir Lukin was commissioned today to sign a power of attorney and authorize Dr. Fabrice Robert-Tissot and other lawyers to represent the interests of the RPC by the Bonnard Lawson Geneva Law Firm.
Cooperation with the law firm Bonnard Lawson Geneva to represent the interests of the Russian Paralympic Committee as an interested party (third party) in the dispute between WADA and RUSADA in the CAS is assigned to the RPC Working Group to ensure compliance with the post-reinstatement criteria of the International Paralympic Committee (Head of the Working Group - Chairman of the Governing Board, First Vice-President of the RPC Pavel Rozhkov).
Law firm Bonnard Lawson Geneva was founded in 1998. It combines the knowledge and experience of more than 50 lawyers and has offices in Geneva, Lausanne, Nyon, Shanghai, Paris, Luxembourg, Dubai and Hong Kong. The company regularly represents athletes, clubs and sports federations in sports disputes, in particular in arbitration proceedings at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) under the Code of Arbitration for Sport-Related Arbitration (CAS Code).Lawyers also involved in proceedings before the adjudicatory bodies of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and in arbitrations before the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal (BAT), as well as before the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA Formula One) International Court of Appeal (ICA).