Julien Zylberstein

Senior Legal Counsel , UEFA

A lawyer by trade, Julien Zylberstein (34) is a senior legal counsel at UEFA where he has primary responsibility for Public & EU affairs. He advises on a wide range of strategic, legal and political issues and represents UEFA before the main European and National political bodies. Before this, Julien was the legal advisor of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body, spearheaded by former European Court of Justice judge José Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues,which oversees the application of the financial fair play regulations. He has significant expertise in football regulations, commercial matters and has acted on behalf of UEFA before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Julien Zylberstein also sits as a judge in the Anti-Doping Tribunal of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). He is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of the European Handball Federation (EHF) and a member of the legal committee of Rugby Europe, the European rugby federation. He was a board member of French football clubs AS Beauvais-Oise (2008-10) and Evian Thonon Gaillard FC (2010-11). He advised Evreux FC 27 in 2011 and is currently a board member and the legal advisor of Paris FC. Julien Zylberstein is a guest lecturer at various universities. He is the author of many academic papers and sits in the reading committees of Les Cahiers de Droit du Sport and of the Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport. He is also a scientific co-director of European think-tank Sport & Citizenship .A graduate from the University of Paris Panthéon –Sorbonne, Julien Zylberstein also studied at the University of Bologna and the University of Rome II TorVergata. He holds a LLM in European law from the University of Brussels as well as a Master’s degree in European Sport governance from Science-Po Paris.