Mike Morgan

Founding Partner

 

Mike Morgan founded Morgan Sports Law in 2013. He specialises in sports arbitration and litigation, with a particular focus on doping, corruption and selection disputes.

Mike has acted for some of the world’s highest profile athletes and sports executives, in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the American Arbitration Association, the High Court, the National Anti-Doping Panel (UK), a range of sports tribunals worldwide and the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.

Chambers and Partners (2018)

"Mike has the broadest knowledge of any lawyer in anti-doping," his "analytical ability and understanding of how a professional sports team works enables us to work quickly."

Who’s Who Legal (2017)

Sports Lawyer of the Year

Chambers and Partners (2017)

“Mike Morgan of Morgan Sports Law sits at the pinnacle of anti-doping lawyers in the market, with separate sources proclaiming that “on the doping side he's second to none,” “he's far and away the best you can ever get on a doping case,” and “what he doesn't know about doping can be written on the back of a postage stamp.”

Legal 500 (2017)

Mike Morgan has an “international reputation in sports law” and is “very much the leader in the field for defending athletes charged with doping offences”.

Who’s Who Legal (2016)

Mike Morgan is renowned in the sports industry as an anti-doping specialist. Sources “can’t sing his praises highly enough” as they commend his “very effective and results-oriented” approach.”

Chambers and Partners (2016)

“Mike Morgan of Morgan Sports Law is considered a premier anti-doping lawyer.   Sources say: "No other solicitor in London has the knowledge of the case law and the technical ability to understand the impact of chemicals on the body."  Another observer details his "comprehensive knowledge of doping, corruption and player eligibility rules," which makes him "unsurpassed when it comes to the evaluation of what line to take in the defence of a sportsman or woman."

Legal 500 (2016)

Mike Morgan is described as having an “international reputation in sports law” and being “very much the leader in the field for defending athletes charged with doping offences”.

Legal 500 (2015)

“Mike Morgan has unrivalled knowledge of doping and corruption, constantly winning cases that seem unwinnable”.

Legal 500 (2015)

“Mike Morgan is outstanding, meticulous and tactically brilliant”.

Chambers and Partners (2015)

“Mike Morgan is truly a world-class expert when it comes to doping-related litigation”.

Chambers and Partners (2015)

“Mike Morgan knows the ins and outs of the international arbitral bodies handling doping offences like no other”.

Chambers and Partners (2015)

“What Mike Morgan doesn't know about doping you can put on a postage stamp”.

Legal 500 (2014)

“Mike Morgan is the market leader for anti-doping”.

Legal 500 (2014)

“Mike Morgan has a fantastic base of experience before the CAS and domestic tribunals”.

Chambers and Partners (2014)

“If you were accused of doping, you couldn't do better than go to Mike Morgan".

Chambers and Partners (2014)

“Mike Morgan has a phenomenal reputation for his anti-doping work”.

Legal 500 (2013)

“anti-doping expert Mike Morgan is …. very professional and technically excellent”.

Chambers and Partners (2013)

“one of the market's clear leaders on anti-doping cases”.

Legal 500 (2013)

“an anti-doping expert with comprehensive knowledge of the rules”.

Chambers and Partners (2012)

“Mike Morgan has swiftly become the absolute leading expert on anti-doping”.

Legal 500 (2012)

“a leading doping expert”.

Legal 500 (2011)

“second to none on doping cases”.

Sports Business (2011)

“One of the World’s top 20 most influential sports lawyers”.

 

UKAD v Tyson and Hughie Fury

Acting for British heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury in the resolution of anti-doping proceedings initiated by UK Anti-Doping.

International Tennis Federation v Dan Evans

Representing British tennis player, Dan Evans in anti-doping proceedings brought against him by the International Tennis Federation.

CAS 2017/A/5270 Paige Johnson v Fédération Équestre Internationale

Acting for equestrian rider, Ms Paige Johnson in her successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Patrick Tuipulotu v Six Nations Rugby

Representing All Blacks international rugby union player, Patrick Tuipulotu in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against him.

CAS 2016/A/4643 Maria Sharapova v International Tennis Federation

Representing Maria Sharapova in her successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS 2016/O/4712 UK Anti-Doping Limited (UKAD) v Elizabeth Mary Armitstead

Representing World Champion cyclist, Lizzie Armitstead before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against her.

UEFA v Mamadou Sakho

Representing international footballer, Mamadou Sakho before the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against him.

Sergio Henao v Union Cycliste Internationale

Representing WorldTour cyclist, Sergio Henao in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against him.

International Cricket Counsel v Kusal Perera

Representing Sri Lankan cricketer, Kusal Perera resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against him.

CAS 2015/A/4304 Tatyana Andrianova v All-Russia Athletic Federation

Representing World Championship medallist, Tatyana Andrianova before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against her.

CAS 2016/A/4371 Robert Lea v United States Anti-Doping Agency

Representing Mr Lea in in his successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS 2015/A/3977 World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) v Belarus Athletic Federation & Vadim Devyatovskiy

Representing the President of the Belarus Athletic Federation and 2005 IAAF World Champion, Vadim Devyatovskiy before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against him.

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport v Daryl Impey

Representing Mr Impey in anti-doping proceedings before the Disciplinary Panel of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, resulting in a finding of “No Fault”.

CAS 2014/A/3487 Veronica Campbell-Brown v The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association & The International Association of Athletics Federations

Representing multiple World and Olympic Champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against her.

CAS 2013/A/3327 Marin Čilić v International Tennis Federation

Representing Mr Čilić in anti-doping proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS 2012/A/2912 Koji Murofushi & Japanese Olympic Committee v International Olympic Committee

Representing Mr Murofushi and the Japanese Olympic Committee in an election dispute before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS 2011/A/2527 WADA v FMF & Christian de Jesús Bermúdez Gutiérrez, Edgar Esteban Dueñas Peñaflor, Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña, Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo and Antônio Naelson Matias

Acting for five international football players in anti-doping proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of the appeal initiated by WADA.

CAS 2011/A/2384 UCI v Alberto Contador Velasco & RFEC and CAS 2011/A/2386 WADA v. Alberto Contador & RFEC

Representing Mr Contador in anti-doping proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Football Association v Kolo Touré [2011]

Representing Mr Touré in disciplinary proceedings before the Football Association Regulatory Commission.

The International Cricket Council v Upul Tharanga [2011]

Representing Mr Tharanga in disciplinary proceedings before the Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal of the International Cricket Council.

The Rugby Football Union v Karena Wihongi [2011]

Advising Sale Sharks as to disciplinary proceedings brought against their player by the Rugby Football Union.

CAS 2010/A/2161 Wen Tong v International Judo Federation

Representing a World and Olympic Champion judoka before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against her. 

CAS 2009/A/1752 Vadim Devyatovskiy v IOC & CAS 2009/A/1753 Ivan Tsikhan v/ IOC

Representing two Olympic medallists before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges against both athletes.

CAS 2009/A/1982 IAAF v Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association & Sheri-Ann Brooks

Representing the former Commonwealth 100m champion in anti-doping proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Hilton v National Ice Skating Association of the United Kingdom Ltd, I.S.L.R. 2009, 2, SLR75-78

Securing World Championship selection for an elite British athlete by way of a High Court injunction, following his national governing body's decision not to select him.

Scottish Rugby Union v Scott McLeod [2008]

Representing an international rugby player resulting in the dismissal of anti-doping charges brought against him by his governing body.

CAS 2006/A/1175 Edita Daniute v International DanceSport Federation

Representing a World Champion dancer before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Successfully applied for emergency interim measures allowing Ms Daniute to participate in the World Championships pending the hearing of the appeal.

Mike has the broadest knowledge of any lawyer in anti-doping

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Chambers and Partners (2018)

Sports Lawyer of the Year

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Who's who legal (2017)

Mike Morgan is truly a world-class expert when it comes to doping-related litigation

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Chambers & Partners (2015)

Mike Morgan is the market leader for anti-doping

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Legal 500 (2014)

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ASHLEY JOHNSON FREE TO RESUME CAREER

Morgan Sports Law successfully acts for South African rugby player, Mr Ashley Johnson, in anti-doping proceedings brought against him by the Rugby Football Union (“RFU”) before the National Anti-Doping Panel (“NADP”).

CHRIS FROOME EXONERATED

Morgan Sports Law successfully represents six-time Grand Tour winning Team Sky cyclist, Chris Froome, in UCI investigation.

TYSON AND HUGHIE FREE TO RESUME THEIR CAREERS

Morgan Sports Law acts for British heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury (“the Boxers”) in the resolution of anti-doping proceedings brought by UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD”).