Jonathan Taylor QC

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Jonathan Taylor QC is co-head of Bird and Bird's International Sports Group. He has been ranked as a leading sports law practitioner for many years by both Chambers UK (2020: ‘Star individual’) and The Legal 500 (2021: ‘Hall of Fame’), and advises nationally and internationally on cutting-edge commercial, regulatory, and contentious issues across all major sports. He was the chair of WADA's independent Compliance Review Committee from 2016-2020 and of the IBU External Review Commission from 2018 to 2020, and also conducted both the Governance Review and the Bury FC Review for the English Football League in 2019. He appears regularly before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and other sports tribunals, including appearing for the international federation in landmark cases Puerta v International Tennis Federation; International Cricket Council v Butt, Amir & Asif; Russian Olympic Committee v International Paralympic Committee; and Caster Semenya v IAAF.