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Founding Partner

cgiraldo@gherasociados.com

Cesar is founding partner of GHER & Asociados Abogados S.A.S., a law firm that was created in 2012.

Throughout the years GHER has been in a continued growth, achieving the creation of the brand GHER SPORTS, which provides legal advice in national and international sports issues. Nowadays, Cesar leads the practice and with his team advices in sport issues to Atlético Nacional, Alianza Petrolera, and Fortaleza Fútbol Club.

Cesar has represented Colombian football teams such as América de Cali, Atlético Bucaramanga, Real Cartagena and Deportivo Cali in national and international disputes. In an international level Cesar, along with his team, has represented clubs such as the Club Municipal in Perú, Antigua in Guatemala, Club Universitario in Costa Rica and Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuela. Furthermore, he had advised in sports law issues to football players like David Ospina, Adrián Ramos, Camilo Zuñiga, Alvaro Montero, Jhon Cordoba, José Izquierdo, among others

On the other side, along his team Cesar has represent the interest of their clients in international instances such as FIFA, UCI, the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), among others.

In the academic field, Cesar has been Sports Law professor of different Colombian universities. Nowadays, he is the Director of the sports law diploma course at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín and also, he is professor of the Global Master of International Sports Law in ISDE Madrid, Spain giving a lecture of Sports Law in South America. Cesar has given sports law conferences in sport law issues in the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and México. He is cowriter of the following books: “FIFA Intermediaries”, “Violência nos Estádios de Futebol na América de Sul: Causas o Soluções”, “Introducción al Derecho Deportivo y Derecho del Deporte”, “Coronavirus and its Impact of Football” and of the “Sports law Review” which was published recently in London.

Finally, Cesar has been recognized as “Thought Leader” in the sport law field by Who´s Who Legal in England for 2021. Furthermore, since November 2019 he leads the aperture of the new office in GHER Sports in Miami, Florida, which seeks to further expand the practice of sports law in Latin America.

Education

• FIFA Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration, 2020-2021
• Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Lawyer, Management and Leadership in Law Firms, 2013 – 2013
• ISDE- Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid, Spain – LLM in International Sports Law, 2011 – 2011
• Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia – Specialist in Financial Law, 2009 – 2010
• Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Negotiator y Professional Conciliator, 2007
• Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Lawyer, 2003 – 2009
• Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain – International Private Law, 2006-2006

Admissions

Colombia

Languages

Spanish
English

Experience

  • Sports Lawyer in Pinto, Ruiz & del Valle abogados. July 2011– December 2011. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Associate in Financial and Corporate Law in Rodríguez & Asociados. July 2009 – December 2010. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Lawyer of International Changes in the Banco de la República, October 2007 – April 2009. Bogotá, Colombia

Academic Experience

  • Professor of the Global master’s in international Sports Law, ISDE, Madrid, Spain.
  • Professor of the Master in Markets, Industry, and Entertainment and Sports Law, ISDE, Madrid, Spain.
  • Director of the Sports Law Certification, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia and of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Medellin, Colombia.
  • Head of the Sports Law lectureship, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Founding Member of the Colombian Association of Sports Law (ACODEPOR).
  • Co-writer of the book “Introducción al Derecho Deportivo y al Derecho del Deporte”.
  • International Speaker invited by FIFPRO Américas, Mexico, City.
  • International Speaker invited by the International Football Forum, Quito, Ecuador.
  • International Speaker invited by Good Morning Sports, Lima, Peru.
  • International Speaker invited by the University of Piura, Lima, Peru.
  • International Speaker invited by the Universidad de las Américas, Lima, Peru.
  • International Speaker invited by the Universidad de la Plata, Argentina.
  • International Speaker invited to talk about Ambush Marketing and the Court of Arbitration in the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira.
  • Speaker invited by the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá.
  • Speaker invited in entrepreneurship issues in the Sergio Arboleda University and in the Universidad Javeriana.
  • Co-writer of the book “FIFA Intermediaries Issue 2.015” in representation of Colombia, published by the Sports law and Policy Centre in the European Union.
  • Columnist invited by the International Sports Law Bulletin of London
  • Columnist invited by the International Gambling Law Bulletin of London
  • Columnist invited of Ámbito Jurídico Colombia
foto-cesarweb

Founding Partner

cgiraldo@gherasociados.com

Cesar is founding partner of GHER & Asociados Abogados S.A.S., a law firm that was created in 2012.

Throughout the years GHER has been in a continued growth, achieving the creation of the brand GHER SPORTS, which provides legal advice in national and international sports issues. Nowadays, Cesar leads the practice and with his team advices in sport issues to Atlético Nacional, Alianza Petrolera, and Fortaleza Fútbol Club.

Cesar has represented Colombian football teams such as América de Cali, Atlético Bucaramanga, Real Cartagena and Deportivo Cali in national and international disputes. In an international level Cesar, along with his team, has represented clubs such as the Club Municipal in Perú, Antigua in Guatemala, Club Universitario in Costa Rica and Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuela. Furthermore, he had advised in sports law issues to football players like David Ospina, Adrián Ramos, Camilo Zuñiga, Alvaro Montero, Jhon Cordoba, José Izquierdo, among others

On the other side, along his team Cesar has represent the interest of their clients in international instances such as FIFA, UCI, the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), among others.

In the academic field, Cesar has been Sports Law professor of different Colombian universities. Nowadays, he is the Director of the sports law diploma course at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín and also, he is professor of the Global Master of International Sports Law in ISDE Madrid, Spain giving a lecture of Sports Law in South America. Cesar has given sports law conferences in sport law issues in the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and México. He is cowriter of the following books: “FIFA Intermediaries”, “Violência nos Estádios de Futebol na América de Sul: Causas o Soluções”, “Introducción al Derecho Deportivo y Derecho del Deporte”, “Coronavirus and its Impact of Football” and of the “Sports law Review” which was published recently in London.

Finally, Cesar has been recognized as “Thought Leader” in the sport law field by Who´s Who Legal in England for 2021. Furthermore, since November 2019 he leads the aperture of the new office in GHER Sports in Miami, Florida, which seeks to further expand the practice of sports law in Latin America.

Education

• FIFA Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration, 2020-2021
• Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Lawyer, Management and Leadership in Law Firms, 2013 – 2013
• ISDE- Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid, Spain – LLM in International Sports Law, 2011 – 2011
• Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia – Specialist in Financial Law, 2009 – 2010
• Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Negotiator y Professional Conciliator, 2007
• Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Lawyer, 2003 – 2009
• Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain – International Private Law, 2006-2006

Admissions

Colombia

Languages

Spanish
English

Experience

  • Sports Lawyer in Pinto, Ruiz & del Valle abogados. July 2011– December 2011. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Associate in Financial and Corporate Law in Rodríguez & Asociados. July 2009 – December 2010. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Lawyer of International Changes in the Banco de la República, October 2007 – April 2009. Bogotá, Colombia

Academic Experience

  • Professor of the Global master’s in international Sports Law, ISDE, Madrid, Spain.
  • Professor of the Master in Markets, Industry, and Entertainment and Sports Law, ISDE, Madrid, Spain.
  • Director of the Sports Law Certification, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia and of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Medellin, Colombia.
  • Head of the Sports Law lectureship, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Founding Member of the Colombian Association of Sports Law (ACODEPOR).
  • Co-writer of the book “Introducción al Derecho Deportivo y al Derecho del Deporte”.
  • International Speaker invited by FIFPRO Américas, Mexico, City.
  • International Speaker invited by the International Football Forum, Quito, Ecuador.
  • International Speaker invited by Good Morning Sports, Lima, Peru.
  • International Speaker invited by the University of Piura, Lima, Peru.
  • International Speaker invited by the Universidad de las Américas, Lima, Peru.
  • International Speaker invited by the Universidad de la Plata, Argentina.
  • International Speaker invited to talk about Ambush Marketing and the Court of Arbitration in the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira.
  • Speaker invited by the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá.
  • Speaker invited in entrepreneurship issues in the Sergio Arboleda University and in the Universidad Javeriana.
  • Co-writer of the book “FIFA Intermediaries Issue 2.015” in representation of Colombia, published by the Sports law and Policy Centre in the European Union.
  • Columnist invited by the International Sports Law Bulletin of London
  • Columnist invited by the International Gambling Law Bulletin of London
  • Columnist invited of Ámbito Jurídico Colombia