Clever Consult lawyers defended the interests of football coach Kurban Berdyev before the CAS

We asked Anna Antseliovich, the Head of Sports Practice of Clever Consult, about the most interesting case in her career. Anna talked about the completed case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS), where she represented football coach Kurban Berdyev. 

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Clever Consult lawyers helped young tennis player

The Russian tennis player was able to achieve a significant reduction of the standard sanction with the assistance of Clever Consult lawyers


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Clever Consult wins another Meldonium case

Clever Consult helped young biathlete Valeria Zhabbarova to prove her innocence and avoid ineligibility for a positive doping test for meldonium

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Clever Consult helped the handball player get back in the game in the shortest time

Clever Consult lawyers helped Dmitriy Kiselev, a Russian national team and CSKA Moscow handball player, to significantly reduce the period of ineligibility for a positive doping test

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Clever Consult lawyers help young Russian skier return to sport

The Russian skier, with the help of Clever Consult, was able to prove to RUSADA his no-significant fault for anti-doping rule violation and received a significant reduction of the standard sanction

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Head of Sports Practice of Clever Consult Comments on CAS Decision on Kamila Valieva Case


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Anna Antseliovich, the head of sports practice of Clever Consult, commented on the CAS Ad hoc Division Award in the case of Kamila Valieva. 

“The decision of the CAS Ad hoc Division in Beijing clearly demonstrates that the CAS is an independent and impartial body which takes only legal arguments into consideration and does not allow political context influence its decisions.

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Clever Consult Helps Russian Tennis Player Reach Agreement with ITF and Avoid Suspension

Clever Consult legal team helped a young Russian tennis player prove that she bore no fault in an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) and the ITF chose not to sanction the athlete.


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Two Clever Consult Clients Get Cleared of Charges on ADAMS Filing Failures

Last week, Clever Consult lawyers got two athletes who were charged with whereabouts failures cleared of possible anti-doping rules violations.

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CAS Decision Sets Precedent for Russian Football

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued an award on its lack of jurisdiction over the appeal filed by a football agent against a decision of the FUR Player Status Committee. The CAS reasoned its decision by an explicit expression of will to refer disputes between the parties of the contract to Russian State Courts.


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Clever Consult Sets Precedent for Meldonium Cases

Clever Consult lawyers proved that consuming ordinary nutritional products might lead to a positive doping test result.  


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Clever Consult Lawyers Have Convinced IOC to Admit Another Sports Official to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Through negotiations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Clever Consult lawyers have managed to secure Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics accreditation for one more sports official, this time representing another nation.


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Anna Antseliovich Takes Part in WISLaw Symposium and Asser International Sports Law Blog

Anna Antseliovich, head of Clever Consult sports practice, took part in a webinar on the sports law issues related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.


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First Case Won in CAS Ad Hoc Tokyo 2020

Clever Consult lawyers have achieved a sensational victory in a landmark case today. The CAS Ad Hoc Division panel issued an award to uphold Maxim Agapitov’s appeal against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to withdraw his accreditation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


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Two Clever Consult Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers International Rankings

Artem Patsev, Managing Partner of Clever Consult and Anna Antseliovich, head of the sports practice of the legal group, entered the ranks of best lawyers in Russia according to Best Lawyers, the oldest international legal professionals ranking service. 


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ArtemPatsev,“Our Goal Was to Get Athlete Cleared of All Charges. And We Did It”.

 On 27 May, 2021, Clever Consult lawyers won a convincing victory in RUSASA Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee.


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