Her practice focuses on sports and media, advising athletes, agents, coaches, clubs, leagues and companies active in the sports industry on a wide range of sports law matters, including assisting on contractual and regulatory issues as well as representing in international sports arbitration proceedings.
In addition, Stella advises domestic and foreign clients on international commercial agreements.
‘Workshop - Case study of a sponsorship agreement’ (post-graduate course Corso di Perfezionamento in Diritto sportivo e giustizia sportiva - Lucio Colantuoni organised by Statale University, Milan, February 2018, February 2017)
‘Workshop - Case study of an international friendly match agreement’ (post-graduate course Corso di Perfezionamento in Diritto sportivo e giustizia sportiva - Lucio Colantuoni organised by Statale University, Milan, February 2018)
‘Commercial contracts of sports celebrities (post-graduate course Mini-Master in Sports Law’ organised by Italian Labour Lawyers Association, Milan, May 2018)
‘International Transfers Rules: TMS, FFP, Intermediaries and Contractual Clauses’ (conference organised by the Italian Sports Lawyer Association, Milan, July 2018)
‘Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter’ (post-graduate course I Level Master in Sports Law and Labour Relationships in Sport organised by Bicocca University, Milan, November 2018)
‘I diritti di immagine nello sport e la loro incidenza nei contratti di lavoro sportivo’, Master di I Livello in Diritto Sportivo e Rapporti di Lavoro nello Sport, Universita degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan - September 2016
‘Derechos de imagen de deportistas de elite’ (Nuevos Desafios del Derecho en el Deporte), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, Madrid - July __ 2016
‘Atleti e sfruttamento dell’immagine’, post-graduate course ‘Corso di Perfezionamento in Diritto sportivo e giustizia sportiva’, organized by the Universita degli Studi di Milano, Facolta di Giurisprudenza, Milan - February 2016
‘Sponsorship of sports events’, BALA Conference organized by the British Azerbaijani Law Association, Baku, Azerbaijan - June 2015
‘Diritti d’immagine e contratti di sponsorizzazione’, post-graduate course ‘Corso di Perfezionamento in Diritto sportivo e giustizia sportiva’, organized by the Universita degli Studi di Milano, Facolta di Giurisprudenza, Milan - February 2015
‘Sfruttamento economico dei diritti di immagine’, post-graduate course ‘Diritto e Sport - Cliclo Formativo 2014’, organized by the Italian Basketball Association, Genoa - November 2014
‘La commercializzazione dell’immagine in ambito sportivo: ‘Master on Sport Business Strategies’, organized by Verde Sport and Ca Foscari University of Venice - January 2014
Advised on international transfers of several football players and coach.
Advised a football coach in an international arbitration proceeding against a foreign football club and subsequent enforcement of the award.
Advised as a national expert in favour of the institute that successfully tendered for a sports-law study launched by the European commission.
Advised an Italian first division football club in an international arbitration proceeding against an English first division football club.
‘What are the obligations on footballers to conduct media activities comparing the rules in UK, USA, Spain, Belgium, Italy’, 28 September 2018 - with Tommaso Soragni, Trainee, Withers LLP
‘Comparing how image rights apply to sport in the US, UK and Europe’, LawinSport, 22 December 2015 - with Luca Ferrari, Partner, Withers LLP
‘Italian court orders match-fixers to compensate fans’, World Sports Law Report - volume 13, issue 01 - January 2015 - with Luca Ferrari, Partner, Withers LLP
‘New Lega Serie A guidelines for the sale of TV rights’, World Sports Law Report, volume 12, issue 6 - June 2014 - with Luca Ferrari, Partner
‘Study on sports organisers’ rights in the EU’, study organized under the aegis of the European Commission, in cooperation with the T.M.C. ASSER Instituut, Edge Hill University and Leiden University - published on November 2013
‘LaPresse-Poligrafici Editoriale: landmark ruling rendered by the court of Turin in respect of the images in online archives’, Legal Knowledge Portal - 13 September 2012
‘Sanzioni dall’Uefa per 23 club: prima applicazione del Fair Play Finanziario?’, World Soccer Scouting - 27 May 2012
‘The forthcoming Guernsey image rights law: a world first’, Legal Knowledge Portal - 28 March 2012
‘Legal protection of sporting data: The Football Dataco case’, Legal Knowledge Portal - 16 January 2012
‘The collective selling of the sports audiovisual rights under Italian law’‘, Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports, issue 3 - September 2011
‘Study on the equal treatment of non-nationals in individual sports competitions, report on the Italian legislative framework’, study carried organized under the aegis of the European Commission, in cooperation with the T.M.C. ASSER Instituut, Edge Hill University and Leiden University - published on January 2011
‘Italy’s Labour Agreement for football Managers’, World Sports Law Report, volume 08, issue 5 - May 2010 - with Luca Ferrari, Partner
‘Italy’s fine for doping offences: proportionality’, World Sports Law Report, volume 8, issue 4 - April 2010
‘Il Chelsea FC in fuorigioco’, Top Legal, N.10 - November 2009
‘Focus sul tema dell’ambush marketing’ - November 2009
Me in a minute
I am passionate about sports in all its forms.
Having always been passionate about sports in all its forms, I feel privileged to practice in a profession which allows me to unite my two main interests, law and sports, and work for the love of it. There is no profession I could work in with greater enthusiasm and consideration.
Bar of Padua
Union Internationale des Avocats
Board Member of the Lombardia Committee of the Italian Sports Lawyers Association