Sport, Media & Entertainment

Overview Athletes Sport Clubs & Federations Sport Arbitration Media & Entertainment

Our sports, media and entertainment team is dedicated to assisting clients with all legal matters in these industries. We use our deep market knowledge to anticipate clients’ needs and help them achieve their aims with a bespoke service that is client-focused and delivers on our commitment to excellence.

  • We offer individual solutions for team owners, individual athletes, team owners, sports organisations and broadcasting companies, at the highest level in such sports as football, horse racing, cycling, ice hockey, tennis, beach volleyball, gymnastics and motor racing in many fields of the industry including the representation of actors of the film industry.
  • The members of our dedicated team provide a full range of legal services, both contentious and non-contentious.
  • We also negotiate and draft marketing sponsorship, merchandising and broadcasting agreements.

Athletes

Our 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 and data protection issues. We have vast experience in doping, employment and disciplinary cases where our team has represented various world class athletes before the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Sport Clubs & Federations

We assist and represent various sport clubs and federations in contractual matters, service and image right agreements, transfers of players, contract negotiations and litigation. Our team has also handled one of the European biggest match fixing scandals in Football in various instances.

Sport Arbitration

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. Our sports law team has been involved in various very prominent and important cases before the CAS and is able to handle complex cases.

We also have considerable experience in appealing CAS decisions to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Our Partner Dr. Lucien W. Valloni was one of the few lawyers that was able with his team to overturn a CAS decision before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Our team also brings sport cases up to the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and our Partner Dr. Lucien W. Valloni just recently won an important case before the Court of Human Rights in the field of sport arbitration.

Media & Entertainment

As a result of many years of experience and deep understanding of the sports and media landscape, we are well versed to help our clients in all kind of legal challenges. We offer our service in relation to broadcasting, sponsorship and marketing agreements. We also offer our services in disputes in relation to the media & entertainment industry.

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How do we think?
We see ourselves as companions to our clients, not just lawyers, because we believe we serve the client best by thinking with the client.

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