Sports and International Law | 体育产业与国际法

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Contact | 负责人:Guo Cai (蔡果)

E: guo.cai@jinmao.com.cn

D: +86 10 6594 1351

Address | 地址:  北京市朝阳区工体东路十八号

                               18 Worker Stadium East, Beijing, China


Ms. Guo Cai oversees the LexVeritas Sports and International Law Group, Jin Mao Law Firm (People's Republic of China), the first Chinese law firm to have a practice group dedicated to the sports industry. Ms. Cai graduated from Harvard Law School and China University of Political Science and Law. She also held an LLM in Human Rights (distinction) from the University of Hong Kong. Admitted to practice in China and the US (New York), Ms. Cai specialises in international dispute resolution and sports law, growing with the Chinese sports industry and connecting international best practice with sports in China.

蔡果律师是金茂律师事务所(中国)体育产业与国际法组的负责人。金茂律师事务所是首家投入体育产业并专设服务组的中国律师事务所。蔡果律师毕业于哈佛法学院和中国政法大学,并以第一名获得香港大学人权法硕士学位。蔡果律师具备中华人民共和国与美国纽约州执业资格,专攻国际争议解决与体育法,致力结合国际最佳标准,与中国体育产业共同成长。


Before entering the sports sector, Ms. Guo Cai gained extensive foreign-related experience from practicing with a top-ranking PRC law firm and a Wall Street Law Firm, both highly regarded for their arbitration department. Ms. Guo Cai’s legal credential is solid, with particular strength in combining foreign-related legal expertise with Chinese reality. 

投入体育产业前,蔡律师分别于一家中国红圈律所与一家华尔街顶尖律所的国际仲裁部就职多年,积累了丰富的涉外法律事务经验,法律功底扎实,特别擅长结合中国国情处理涉外事务。 


Sensitive to business needs, she appreciates the value of diversity and thinks out of box. Her approach is always based on law but not refrained by it – she sees the big picture and is well positioned to advise clients who need not only legal opinions but also practical solutions. As a result, LexVeritas particularly impresses clients with its problem-solving ability, the determination and competence to achieve client’s goals. 

蔡果律师具备扎实的中国法实践经验,同时注重与哈佛法学院的训练及海外执业经历融会贯通,理解不同文化的多样性,时刻保持商业敏感度,从法律出发但不囿于法律,善于从宏观层面全盘考虑、设计策略,并通过极强的执行力达到客户目标,为客户切实解决问题。她是中国市场稀缺的、专注体育产业的涉外法律人才,代理国内体育协会、运动员参与国际程序具备独特优势。不同于国内常见、由中国律所再聘外国律师处理国际事务的常态,她具备资格在国际层面与外国律师同场竞技;不仅胜任中国客户委托,也是国际体育组织和外国客户青睐的首选法律顾问。

Values | 价值观

  • Optimization of resources: strives to identify diverse talents, keep in close line with technology development and always optimizes human and technology resources to deliver cost-effective services
  • Problem-solving oriented: aims to assist clients resolving their issues, rather than handing out complex opinions without solving problems
  • Connecting Chinese sports with international best practices: aspires to bring world-class professional sports law practice to Chinese sports, and be the initiator in Chinese sports' modernization / reformation process 

Selected Experience | 经验(节选)

  • Provided legal and strategic advice to a Chinese sports association in response to an international dispute before the sports' world governing body
  • As legal and strategic advisor to a major international sports federation,  designs legal and policy framework to maximize the commercial values of existing IP and manage relations with athletes, member associations, sponsors and other stakeholders
  • Represented a major Chinese state owned entity in an ICC arbitration against its Southeast Asian joint venture partner; the value in dispute exceeded USD 100 million
  •  Represented a PRC company in an HKIAC arbitration involving an investment dispute
  •  Successfully represented a US company in a PRC court proceeding to enforce a foreign arbitral award in China under the New York Convention 

Publications | 发表专著

  • Lessons from the Jurisdictional Battle: a Case Analysis of Pingan v. Belgium”, 仲裁与法律(Arbitration and Law), Issue 131 (First Runner-up in the 2015 “Zhong Lun Cup” International Commercial Arbitration Essay Competition)
  • Book Review of Suzannah Linton (ed.), Hong Kong’s War Crimes Trials”, Journal of International Criminal Justice (2016), Oxford University Press 
  • Retrieving a Missing Piece of Past: A Book Review of Hong Kong’s War Crimes Trials”, Chinese Year book of International Law (2015), Law Press China, April 2016
  • Asylum Seekers Could Be Quality Migrants”, Economic Journal Insight, 22 May 2015
  • Civil Disobedience: Lessons of Courage from Hong Kong War Crimes Trials”, Economic Journal Insight, 18 May 2015
  • Citizen four: A Moving Story of Choices and Beliefs”, Economic Journal Insight, 6 May 2015