Founding partner of the international law firm Gallavotti Honorati De Marco, Mario Gallavotti has a wealth of experience advising and assisting clients in entertainment law, sports law, intellectual property, and international law.
Mario served as Director of an Italian professional club in the Serie A from 1989 until 1992. From 1992 to 2002 he served as a member of the Chamber of Arbitration of the Italian Professional Football League.
In 2001, Mario was a member of the FIFA/UEFA task force, which worked with the European Commission to draft the FIFA Regulations on the transfer of professional football players. He also served on the Club Licensing panel of UEFA and from 2007 until 2010 he served on the UEFA Legal Committee. Since 2011 he has been a member of the UEFA Appeal Body. Mario Gallavotti is Legal Counsel to the Italian Football Association (FIGC).