Saverio Spera LL.M.

Intern - trainee

  • Department:
    Former Interns
  • Section: International and European Sports Law


I am an Italian qualified lawyer and LLM graduate from King’s College London.

Before moving to London in June 2015 I worked in two law firms in Italy. Initially I worked in a boutique law firm in Rome, dealing with a variety of areas of civil law. There I also worked on employment law issues and, occasionally, dealt with crime law.

After passing the Italian bar exam in October 2013, I worked in a specialised employment law firm in Rome, where I worked on cases involving all aspects of labour law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay, social welfare and private retirement insurance.

At King’s College I focused on international business law, covering international finance, international investment law and international arbitration. My final project for the LLM was focused on the investment chapter of the TTIP. More in particular, I analysed the FET clause and transparency in ISDS, as envisaged in the last draft of the TTIP. During my time at King’s College I also worked for UNCTAD in a voluntary project, mapping international investment agreements (IIAs).

On a more personal level, I am passionate of sport and music. I have an interest in photography and I like to travel and socialise.

At Asser I work on international arbitration, WTO and sports arbitration, with a particular attention to the activity of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.