William McAuliffe is an associate in Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva where he practises principally in the area of sports arbitration. As well as advising athletes, clubs, and governing bodies on sports related disputes, William appears regularly as counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. An Irish qualified solicitor, also admitted to practice in England and Wales, William previously worked in the litigation department of a large commercial law firm in Dublin. William has spent time working in law offices in London and New York where he has had the opportunity to gain international litigation experience.
William holds a law degree from University College Cork and an LLM in European Law from University College Dublin. He is also a graduate of the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport organised by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, incorporating academic courses in De Montfort University (Leicester), SDA Bocconi (Milan) and the University of Neuchâtel.
He has given lectures on sports law and arbitration law in Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Turkey.