Dev is an internationally experienced sports lawyer, football intermediary and academic. He has been instructed on contentious matters before FIFA including disputes over training compensation, through to complaints against Football Federations. He has advised elite players on transfers using a unique combination of statistical analysis as well as his advocacy skills, and has been the chief advisor to a UEFA participating football club, advising on all matters in relation to the management of the club including transfer strategy and technical direction.
Dev’s experience extends to consultations involving allegations of match-fixing and anti-doping as well as e-Sports. As a registered intermediary with the English Football Association he has been instructed to conclude transactions in the UK and Italy, and as far afield as the Chinese Super League and the Indian Super League.
Dev is the current academic director of the Global Executive Masters in International Sports Law at the world-renowned Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) in Madrid. He is also a senior lecturer on the Masters in Sports Law and the Masters in Sports Law and Management, based in Barcelona. Dev has appeared as a guest lecturer at dozens of institutions across the UK and Europe, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences, having also appeared in Asia and South America.
Dev has played sport at various levels, participating in football, cricket, table-tennis and martial arts with differing levels of success. Dev’s knowledge of sports participation and sports regulation, coupled with his problem-solving abilities mark him out as an important person in the industry. Dev is a consultant at David Wyld & Co, also directing his own sports practice, Parmars, which can be accessed at www.parmars-sports.com