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JUDr. Jan Exner, Ph.D.

Email: jan.exner@brizatrubac.cz



  • Charles University Faculty of Law (Master in 2016, Juris Doctor in 2018, Ph.D. in 2022)
  • Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management (KU Leuven, 2021)
  • Diplôme d'Études du Droit de l'Union Européenne (Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, 2015)

Other study visits

  • Erasmus (Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, 2014-2015)
  • International Olympic Academy (2011)

Awards and scholarships

  • Bolzano Prize for the best dissertation of Charles University in the social science category, dissertation Fight against Doping in Sport in Interaction with European Union Law: Proportionality of Ineligibility and Anti-Doping Education (2023)
  • Faculty of Law of Charles University Praemium Excellentiae Award (outstanding creative result: dissertation, 2022, best teacher, 2021, outstanding creative result: monograph Sporting Nationality in the Context of European Union Law, 2019)
  • Winning the Czech-Slovak Law Competition for the best student thesis (2013, 2015, 2019)                                      

Language of provided services

  • Czech
  • English
  • French

Vocational exams

  • Bar exam

Membership in professional organisations

  • Lecturer at the European Law Department of the Charles University Faculty of Law
  • Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne
  • Member of the Commission for European Law of the Legislative Council of the Government
  • Member of the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law

Past working experience

  • Czech Olympic Committee
  • Czech Anti-Doping Committee
  • World Aquatics (formerly FINA)
  • International Orienteering Federation 
  • Office of the Government Agent for Representation of the Czech Republic before the CJEU

Jan is an attorney-at-law specializing in sports law and EU law. He has extensive practical and theoretical experience in these areas.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for a number of years as a lawyer or arbitrator in the environment of sports organisations, in particular the Czech Olympic Committee and the World Aquatics.

In addition, he is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Charles University.

Selected publications

  • Fight Against Doping, Good Governance, and Education: What are the Roles and Responsibilities of the Czech Olympic Committee? (Sports Law, Policy and Diplomacy Journal, 2023)
  • Smlouva o Evropské unii. Smlouva o fungování Evropské unie. Listina základních práv EU. Komentář [Treaty on European Union. Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. Commentary.] (Wolters Kluwer, 2022, member of the author’s collective, Articles 165 a 166 SFEU)
  • Intent, Substances of Abuse, Aggravating Circumstances, Protected Persons and Recreational Athletes: Does the World Anti-Doping Code 2021 Provide Proportionate Sanctions? (International Sports Law Journal, 2022)
  • Právo Evropské unie [Law of the European Union] (Leges, 2021, member of the author’s collective)
  • Fixed Sanction Frameworks in the World Anti-Doping Codes 2015 and 2021: Can Hearing Panels Go Below the Limits in the Pursuit of Proportionate Punishments? (International Sports Law Journal, 2020)
  • Sporting Nationality in the Context of European Union Law (Heidelberg: Springer, 2019)
  • Anti-Doping and Athletes’ Rights under EU Law: Four-Year Period of Ineligibility as Disproportionate Sanction? (International Sports Law Journal, 2018)

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