Our expertise in Sports Law

Our activity

We have a range of experience in sports law. Our attorneys assist athletic federations and associations, athletes, players’ agents, clubs and sporting event organisers, offering a wide range of advisory and dispute resolution services.

We have the skills and agility to defend our clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, as well as before other athletic bodies, leveraging our expertise in both the procedure and the official languages of the CAS.

We also provide advice on your sports-related business programs and the regulations applicable to you, as well as on governance, intellectual property and image rights, and tax or inheritance planning. In particular, we represent agents and athletes in contractual relationships and career planning and we help athletes manage and protect their image.

One of our partners has 15 years of experience as an ad-hoc clerk with the CAS. In this capacity, he has developed insight into a wide variety of proceedings and has drafted numerous awards.

Our expertise

Our attorneys are well equipped to assist in the following areas:

  • Defending our clients in sports law disputes before the CAS and other athletic authorities, in particular in football and doping matters
  • Tax and inheritance planning for athletes, coaches, event organisers, and others and sports career management
  • Legal advice to sports associations and federations
  • Legal advice on the organisation of sporting events
  • Regulation and governance
  • Commercial programs, including commercial contracts, sponsoring, media, promotion and marketing, licences, and others
  • Intellectual property, whether trademark rights, image rights or other rights.