On 1 July 2016, Julien Sieveking assumed the role of WADA’s Director, Legal Affairs.
Julien joined WADA Legal Department on 4 January 2005 as Manager, he was subsequently promoted to Senior Manager -effective 1 January 2010, and then to Chief Legal Manager effective 1 July 2012.
Before joining WADA, Julien Sieveking worked for seven years for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as Disciplinary Counsel. He has also worked in major sports or sports-related events.
The multilingual Swiss lawyer holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne; specializing in sports law, in particular in sports litigation. He also holds a Master’s degree in sports organizations management from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon and completed an executive program at McGill University. He is also a lecturer in several sports law master programs worldwide.