Sports Law

Switzerland is home to more international sports bodies than any other country in the world, and in the field of sports law, Froriep’s team is one of the most experienced in the country. We represent team owners, individual athletes and sports organisations at the highest level in such sports as football, horse racing, cycling, ice hockey, tennis, beach volleyball, gymnastics and motor racing.

The members of our sports law team provide the full range of legal services, both contentious and non-contentious. These include the drafting of employment, service and image agreements, transfers of athletes, contract negotiation and litigation, as well as the handling of disciplinary cases, especially doping cases.

The team also looks after athletes’ personal needs. We handle contract negotiations, asset planning and wealth management, the commercialisation of an athlete’s image, personal sponsoring, residence and work permits, as well as tax issues.

Our sports law team is well versed in sports-related dispute resolution proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) and other special judiciary bodies, such as the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. We also have considerable experience in appealing CAS decisions to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Q: How extensive is Froriep’s experience in sports law?

A: “Every sports organisation has its own dispute resolution system, and we are able to advise our clients on all of them.”

Dr. Lucien W. Valloni, Partner

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