Briana Quinn joins Bird & Bird to launch Australia’s largest dedicated sports practice

10 August 2023

Briana Quinn joins Bird & Bird to launch Australia’s largest dedicated sports practice

Briana Quinn has joined Bird & Bird’s international media, entertainment and sports team in Sydney as a partner. She will work closely with the firm’s Sydney and London offices. Her arrival at Bird & Bird Australia marks the firm’s launch as the largest dedicated sports practice in Australia, offering a full suite of legal services for commercial, regulatory, and contentious sports matters while strengthening the firm’s wider international sports team and allowing her to better serve clients on a cross-border basis.

Quinn brings more than a decade of sector experience to the firm from international arbitration firm Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva, Switzerland, where she represented international federations and clients across a variety of sports before international sports tribunals such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is also a permanent arbitrator on the closed list of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the body that resolves contractual claims between international basketball stakeholders), a member of the ethics board of the International Ice Hockey Federation, and a director of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association.

Her expertise includes advising on sport regulatory, governance, and contentious matters, including anti-doping, anti-corruption and match-fixing, safeguarding, and sports governance and regulations.

“I’m pleased to welcome Brianna to our ever-growing Sydney office,” said Bird & Bird Australia head Shane Barber. “This is a very exciting time for Australian sport, with almost 30 major sports events confirmed to take place in Australia over the next decade. The depth of Brianna’s expertise will ensure that we remain the go-to law firm for our clients on some of the most important and complex issues in the international sports sector.”

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