Sports law in Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Bär & Karrer Ltd. ‘provides excellent advice’ in all sports matters from litigation, arbitration, and mediation to drafting and implementation of regulations and negotiating international contracts. Practice head Michele Bernasconi is considered a ‘leading global experts in sports law’ with extensive expertise in CAS as well as broadcasting and sponsorship agreements, international transfers of football players, and doping matters. White-collar crime specialists Saverio Lembo and Abdul Carrupt, and media experts Emanuel Cortada and Basil Kupferschmied regularly represents clients before CAS as well as the Swiss courts. Lukas Stocker left the firm in March 2023 to join as Senior Legal Counsel at Energie 360°.

Practice head(s):

Michele Bernasconi

Other key lawyers:

Saverio Lembo; Emanuel Cortada; Basil Kupferschmied; Abdul Carrupt


‘Partner Michele Bernasconi is a fantastic sports lawyer with an exceptional knowledge and flair but also with a big legal heart.’

‘First, the quality of the work of the Bär & Karrer team is simply top. Second, they are extremely responsive and as a client you can see that they are there at your side, bringing a great added value. In addition, they have experience in all sorts of sports-related matters, and so they can always provide excellent advice.’

‘Michele Bernasconi is the Head of the Practice Group and is one of the best and most experienced sports lawyers in Europe. We had different occasions to work with him and believe that he has a unique capability to remain practical, think strategical and act efficiently. He is extremely dedicated to the needs of his clients and has a unique reputation. Finally, he is a very pleasant person to work with.’ 

‘Massimo Chiasera and Saverio Lembo are two seniors with whom I also had a very positive experience: responsive, committed, smart and a pleasure to work with. Also, Emanuel Cortada and Basil Kupferschmied work closely with Michele Bernasconi. They are both very talented young lawyers with excellent skills – simply strong.’

‘It is one of the best, if not the best legal firm in the world in the sports law industry.’

‘I would highlight the highest level of legal and practice experience of one of the partners Dr. Michele Bernasconi. He is one of the leading global experts in sports law!’

‘Excellent team, well connected and efficient.’

‘Michele is truly a lawyer of unparalleled experience and standing in the industry. They are market leaders in the sector and the quality of work is consistently high.’

Key clients


Union des Associations Européennes de Football

World Aquatics

European Aquatics

International Wushu Federation

Work highlights

Kellerhals Carrard

Kellerhals Carrard is a ‘leading firm in sports law’ with ‘deep knowledge’ of doping-related and football disputes before CAS, regulatory and governance matters, as well as non-contentious work around event hosting, sponsorship, media, merchandising, and licensing. The team is headed by David Casserly SC, who is qualified as an Irish barrister and was appointed as a silk there in 2023, whose practice covers advising on significant commercial sports deals such as player transfers and club investments and representing international clients before CAS, and Jean-Pierre Morand, who is an anti-doping dispute specialist and has extensive expertise in the field of sports marketing and hosting contracts. Sports commercial contracts and sports arbitration are also the expertise of Luc Argand, Andrea Fioravanti , Massimiliano Maestretti, Stefano Perucchi , Henry Peter, and Jean-Philippe Rochat .

Practice head(s):

David Casserly SC; Jean-Pierre Morand

Other key lawyers:

Luc Argand; Andrea Fioravanti; Massimiliano Maestretti; Stefano Perucchi; Henry Peter; Jean-Philippe Rochat; Nicolas Zbinden; Anton Sotir; Adam Taylor


‘A leading firm in sports law matters with a wide range of knowledge in sports regulations, in particular with regard to football matters. Always up to date and with a very important network in sports related entities.’ 

‘Strongly professional, always available, and able to address all types of problems irrespective of its dimension/complexity. Client driven and with a well-prepared team with deep knowledge in different fields of specialization. A firm that you can trust and rely on, and which delivers honest results.’

‘Their sports law team had worked together for many years which makes them a value to any club especially because they can address side issues in other fields of law with their colleagues within the firm. The client can be assured that its matters will be taken care in the same place and by and by professionals of similar quality.’

‘Mr. David Casserly SC is without a doubt one of the best, if not the best, lawyer in sports law. His career speaks for itself, representing the biggest clubs and federations in the world. His unique ability to organize and his systematically thinking means that clients can entrust him with the most diverse and complex cases. For some years now Mr. Casserly has been assisted by a younger but no less competent lawyer, Mr. Anton Sotir and nowadays he is also the one who deals with various club matters.’

‘A highly efficient team led by David Casserly SC. A thorough understanding of the workings of the sport courts. Advanced legal skills. Lethal accuracy. Great ability to call on the best professionals in other fields and abroad.

‘David Casserly SC is a great professional. Sharp, competent, tenacious. Excellent intuitive skills. Outstanding litigator. A master. Adam Taylor and Anton Sotir, who work alongside David, are invaluable helpers, contributing to the team’s great efficiency. Competent and responsive. Edgard Philippin is a tremendous expert in Swiss law.’

‘What separates Kellerhals Carrard from other sports law practices is the industry experience of the various members of the team. Their lawyers have held and continue to hold senior positions within international sports bodies. In addition, the fact that Kellerhals Carrard, as a Swiss law firm, has various English-speaking barristers is a significant asset.’

‘I worked primarily with Nicolas Zbinden and the team of lawyers working for him in the anti-doping space. Nicolas is one of the most experienced anti-doping lawyers in the world having acted, for many years, for WADA, World Athletics, IWF and many other international federations. His technical expertise in anti-doping matters is truly first class. I also trust his strategic judgement implicitly.’

Key clients

Comtoyou Team Audi Sport

Ducati Motor Holding SpA

Euroleague Basketball

European Bridge League

European Club Association (ECA)

FC Dallas

FC Nantes

FC Porto

FIBA / Basketball Champions League SA

Football Association of Ireland (FAI)

Global Association of International Sports Federations

Grasshopper Football Club

International Biathlon Union (IBU)

International Cheer Union

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)

International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA)

International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

Leopard Racing Team Audi

Manchester City Football Club

Paris Saint-Germain

Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF)

World Air Sports Federation (FAI)

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

World Athletics (WA)

World Bridge Federation

World Dance Sport Federation

World Games

World Rugby

Work highlights

  • Advised the European Club Association (ECA) on the creation of a new joint venture with UEFA for the exploitation of all commercial rights relating to European club football competitions (UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Conference etc.) from 2024 onwards.
  • Represented World Anti-Doping Agency WADA at the ad hoc division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to challenge the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee’s decision to lift the suspension of figure skater Kamila Valieva.
  • Acting for Paris Saint-Germain before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a dispute with Spanish club Real Betis regarding the transfer of Tottenham Hotspur and Argentina footballer Giovani Lo Celso.

Lenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin offers comprehensive advice to athletes and sports organisations on a wide spectrum of fields including disputes, corporate law, employment and immigration law, competition law, and IP. Xavier Favre-Bulle leads the Geneva team with his special expertise in acting as counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Zurich team head Stephan Erni advises clients on domestic and international transactions and on corporate and commercial matters. Lucien Masmejan  supports sports teams and event organisations in structuring and organizing their businesses. Other key team members include Hikmat Maleh, Sevan Antreasyan, and Peter Ling.

Practice head(s):

Xavier Favre-Bulle; Stephan Erni

Other key lawyers:

Lucien Masmejan; Hikmat Maleh; Sevan Antreasyan; Peter Ling


‘A highly talented team of great people, very knowledgeable and available. ’

‘Xavier Favre-Bulle is highly experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of sports law and arbitration. Marc-Anthony de Boccard is a star, dedicated to his clients, creative and proactive.’


Key clients

Auto Sport Suisse


National Hockey League

On Holding AG

Swisscom, CT Cinetrade, Teleclub

Vail Resorts

Water Sports Tribunal

World Anti-Doping Agency

Work highlights

  • Advising Vail Resorts as lead counsel on acquisition of a majority stake in Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG from Andermatt Swiss Alps AG (ASA).
  • Advising the National Hockey League on Swiss law matters.
  • Representing Swisscom, Cinetrade and Teleclub with respect to the foreclosure of ice hockey content in Pay TV from distribution over the TV platforms of Swisscom and other operators.

Niederer Kraft Frey AG

Niederer Kraft Frey AG handles a range of contentious and non-contentious work across the sports industry. Practice head András Gurovits covers the full spectrum of sports-related matters where he regularly acts as an advisor and advocate for governing bodies and athletes before state courts and arbitral tribunals. Offering a commercial perspective, Daniel Eisele advises a range of organisers of major events. With the opening of the firm's new Geneva office, Boris Vittoz, who joined from Python in January 2023, has extensive experience in crisis management where he advised clients facing simultaneous legal and governance challenges. Thomas Hochstrasser regularly represents clients in high-profile cases.

Practice head(s):

András Gurovits

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Eisele; Boris Vittoz; Thomas Hochstrasser


‘The team has been able to answer my questions very competently and have always been at my disposal and reactive.’

‘The cooperation is very pleasant, and we always receive quick feedback and support in our legal matters.’

‘Andras Gurovits has a great expertise in the field of sports and helps us a lot in our legal matters or questions. It is a very pleasant cooperation.’

‘Very personal approach. Prompt reaction, good interaction between lawyers from different offices, Flexibility in billing arrangements.’

‘Andras Gurovits – very experienced and client orientated partner.”

Key clients

Junckers Industrier A/S

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

Ferencváros Budapest Football Club

Grasshopper Football Foundation

Grasshopper Football Ltd

Hungarian Football Federation

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club

International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

Swiss Ice Hockey Federation

FC Basel Holding AG, FC Basel 1893 AG

FC Winterthur

SBE Management AG

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Schweiz) GmbH

Litigation and arbitration firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Schweiz) GmbH represents clients in football, boxing, motorsport, tennis, cycling, equestrianism and golf among other sports. Team co-head Thomas Werlen  has a track record of representing prominent clients in major cases, such as FIFA, while Remo Decurtins, who also co-heads the team, focuses on complex, high-stakes litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations frequently involving multiple jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Werlen; Remo Decurtins

Other key lawyers:

Rachel Epstein


‘They know what they are talking about, smart people, very supportive. ’

‘The team is extremely approachable, proactive and solution oriented. They have the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to deliver the best possible advice.’

‘Remo Decurtins was exceptionally responsive, professional and pleasant to work with. He was always on top of the topic discussed, and by all means it should be highlighted that the proceedings were uncommon and rare in the Sports law practice in general.’

Key clients

LIV Golf

Fédération Internationale de Football Association

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL)

On Running

Team Football Marketing AG

East Asia Super League

Dallas Cowboys

Fédération Internationale de Hockey

World Boxing Super Series AG

Major League Soccer

Vexavit SA

Hertha BSC

Monaco Increase Management

Seattle Seahawks

Los Angeles Rams

Washington Nationals

National Football League

Pascal Wehrlein


Highlight Communications AG

FC Basel Holding AG

Baltimore Ravens

U.S. Soccer Foundation


Green Bay Packers

Campos Racing S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising Hong Kong-based Asia League Ltd. related to the “East Asia Super League” project, the first integrated international basketball “Champions League” across Asia.
  • Settled for World Boxing Super Series a complex dispute with a former joint venture partner.

TIMES Attorneys

With sports law as a primary focus of boutique firm TIMES Attorneys, the team advises top clients on corporate governance and compliance, contractual issues and on disciplinary matters, including eligibility and doping issues as well as representing clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Team co-head and former international rower Stephan Netzle has ‘unique’ experience representing and advising international sports organisations, event organizers, athletes, marketing agencies and other stakeholders in commercial and disciplinary matters. Olivier Ducrey, who has a special focus on drafting and negotiating commercial and sport related agreements, also co-heads the team. Mirjam Koller-Trunz practice covers the support of clients before sports arbitration tribunals and the advice of sport federations, clubs, players, and sponsors on sponsorship, media rights, licence and labour agreements.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Netzle; Olivier Ducrey

Other key lawyers:

Mirjam Koller-Trunz


‘Stephan Netzle, is a very unique expert. On the one hand, his experience as a former top-athlete, on the other hand, his professional expertise as lawyer and experience working at CAS. It is important that his mission is to protect fair sport in really Olympic Spirit.’

‘Times Attorneys are a strong practice with a vast experience in sports law and the resolution of sport litigation. My experience covers disputes and challenges before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.’

‘I have worked with Dr Stephan Netzel. I was very impressed by his knowledge in arbitration, his commitment and deep insight into the CAS in particular. He is very approachable and responsive.’

Key clients

International Ski and Snowboard Federation

Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique

Gymnastics Ethics Foundation

International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation

Swiss Olympic


International Weightlifting Federation

Felix Auger Aliassime

Basketball Champions League

World Baseball Softball Confederation

World Taekwondo

Estonian Center for Integrity in Sports

World Rowing

European Athletics

International Hockey Federation

Work highlights

  • Drafted and implemented the new regulatory framework (Statutes, Ethics Committee) and the Terms of Reference for various committees and establishing procedural rules for the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS).
  • Successfully represented the Estonian Center for Integrity in Sports in a doping case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
  • Assisted Nico Hischier on sponsorship deals and other ice hockey players in connection with contract, disciplinary cases and anti-doping matters.


VISCHER provides clients with a full sports law service including broadcasting rights, betting, marketing and merchandising, sponsor agreements, infrastructure, and transfer agreements. Former Switzerland beach soccer international Moritz Jäggy and Robert Bernet. Jaggy has a particular focus on football, investments, sporting venues, sponsoring, and e-sports whilst Bernet has extensive corporate law experience. Rolf Auf Der Maur has particular experience marketing of TV and media rights matters for sporting events.

Practice head(s):

Moritz Jäggy; Robert Bernet

Other key lawyers:

Rolf Auf de Maur; Christian Oetiker; Nadia Tarolli Schmidt; Pauline Pfirter

Key clients

Decathlon Sports Switzerland SA

Supponor Ltd.

PUMA Retail AG, PUMA SE (Swiss Branch) and Mount PUMA AG

SWISSLOS Interkantonale Landeslotterie

Swiss Football Association

Swiss Beach Soccer GmbH

Football Association of the region Northwestern Switzerland

Athletes Network & Athletes Academy AG


Swiss Olympic

Tennis Club Old Boys Basel

Bodyclub24 GmbH

Dosenbach-Ochsner AG Schuhe und Sport

Work highlights

  • Advised the Athletes Network on all legal aspects of its business. The Athletes Network supports active athletes in the transition from the sporting career to the post-sports career.
  • Advised Supponor, in the negotiations of agreements for the implementation of virtual advertising with UEFA and Infront.
  • Advised DAZN on the Swiss legal aspects of its business, including the acquisition of media rights from Swiss based media rights holders.

Bonnard Lawson

Bonnard Lawson represents athletes, clubs and sports federations in sports disputes before CAS, as well as in proceedings before the adjudicatory bodies of various international sports federations. The team also supports clients with the drafting and negotiation of sports contracts, governance and regulatory issues, and enforcement proceedings. Practice head Fabrice Robert-Tissot has extensive experience in sports disputes. Sumin Jo  has a special focus on cross-border litigation whilst Patrick Pithon has extensive expertise in the e-sports sector.

Practice head(s):

Fabrice Robert-Tissot

Other key lawyers:

Sumin Jo; Patrick Pithin

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd.

The sports practice at CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd. is regularly instructed on sports litigation matters within ice hockey and football. The practice draws from the expertise of specialists from other practice areas as well as relying on its global network to support in complex mandates. Practice heads Pierre Ducret and Philipp Dickenmann both  represent clients in arbitration proceedings before CAS. Alongside being a CAS arbitrator, Olivier Carrard assists many young athletes and clubs pro bono.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Ducret; Philipp J. Dickenmann

Other key lawyers:

Olivier Carrard


‘CMS Switzerland has a strong and competent team of lawyers with recognised exerience in sports law, in particular in litgation before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, both as arbitrators and counsels. ’

‘Olivier Carrard, Olivier Ducrey and Phlipp Dickenmann are fine lawyers and arbitrators, with a strong knowledge and experience in sports law, in arbitration in particular. ’


Work highlights

  • Representing Mohamed Talaat, a world-class horse rider, in an anti-doping appeal procedure before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • Representing an international football player in an appeal procedure before the Court of Arbitration for Sport concerning the breach of pre-contractual duties.
  • Successfully representing the Egyptian football player Abdallah El Said in proceedings against the Al Ahly football club before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

MLL Legal

MLL Legal represents team owners, individual athletes, and sports organisations in both contentious and non-contentious matters including drafting of employment, service and agreements, athlete transfers, litigation, and disciplinary proceedings. In Geneva, the team is headed by Jean Marguerat whose practice involves representing clients before CAS. Zurich team head Peter Schramm has extensive expertise in matters concerning ambush marketing.

Practice head(s):

Jean Marguerat; Peter Schramm

Other key lawyers:

Dmitry A. Pentsov; Urs Boller; Tomás Navarro Blakemore; Yannik Hässig


‘I had the chance to work with Jean Marguerat. Although the issue was hard to understand due to volume of files including thousands of pages of legal opinion and annexes; Jean developed a unique understanding of the matter within a very short period of time. He was always prompt and ready to answer our questions.’


Key clients



P.R.O. International AG

Curaçao CSOF

Alexander Povetkin & Universe of Sport LLC (formerly, World of Boxing LLC)

BWF (Badminton World Federation)

Watford Association Football Club Limited

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd offers ‘high-quality legal services covering a broad spectrum of legal issues’ including non-contentious matters such as sponsoring and marketing agreements and broadcasting rights as well as disputes work. Philippe Bärtsch , who has extensive experience handling complex international commercial and sports arbitrations, co-heads the team with Christopher Boog , who represents clients in disputes before adjudicatory boards of federations, the Court of Arbitration for Sports and other arbitral institutions as well as the Swiss Supreme Court. The team benefits from Anna Kozmenko ‘s expertise in high profile and complex disputes.

Other key lawyers:

Anna Kozmenko ; Louis Burrus ; Daniil Vlasenko;


‘Great lawyer, with outstanding lawyers. Philippe Bärtsch, Christopher Boog, Anna Kozmenko and Anya George are excellent.’

‘Great advocacy skills. Great success obtained in several cases.’

‘Extremely strong team, precise 360-degree approach.’

‘Very good strategy implemented (in terms of resources and proceedings).’

‘Unique knowledge in international arbitration on worldwide level. Exceptional individuals and team. Extreme availability. Solution oriented. Great quality of work product.’

‘SW offer high-quality legal services covering a broad spectrum of legal issues. State-of-the-art offices with the latest technology, coupled with very talented and qualified lawyers, make a unique combination that caters to the needs of the clients.’

‘Philippe Bartch assisted us in a complex international arbitration matter concerning ethics proceedings. His knowledge of both substantial and procedural law was paramount for the victory achieved. An excellent professional and person.’

Key clients

Saoud Al-Mohannadi, Vice-President of the Qatar Football Association

Sun Yang, a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding competitive swimmer

International Boxing Federation (AIBA)

Kujtesa Net


Archipel ‘s ‘excellent team’ handles a wide range of sports-related disputes including disciplinary proceedings, arbitration, compliance with anti-doping rules, and matters concerning player transfers or nationality changes. Practice head Giulio Palermo, who regularly acts as arbitrator at the CAS, is also a member of the Sport Resolutions’ International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators and an arbitrator of the European Handball Court of Arbitration. As UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, he represents UEFA in proceedings before the latter’s internal disciplinary and appeal bodies. Panagiotis Kyriakou regularly works alongside Palermo in advising clients in sports-related commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Giulio Palermo

Other key lawyers:

Panagiotis Kyriakou


‘Excellent team, responsive.’

‘Strong presence on the market knowledgable’

‘Giulio Palermo is a very good arbitrator’

Key clients


Fédération Comorienne de football

Football Federation of Albania

International Tennis Federation and Kosmos Global Tennis S.L.

Work highlights

  • Represented Football Association of Albania and Nedim Bajrami in a CAS dispute over the player’s change of nationality from Switzerland.
  • Represented International Tennis Federation and Kosmos Global Tennis S.L. in connection with a request for provisional measures before the CAS in connection with the hosting of the Davis Cup.

BianchiSchwald LLC

BianchiSchwald LLC advises local, national, and international sports governing bodies, athletes and officials in specific governance matters, board and congress operations, disputes, election processes, disciplinary and ethics proceedings, anti-doping and competition management. The team is headed by Philippe Vladimir Boss, who has a special focus on integrity issues such as match-fixing and anti-doping, and Despina Mavromati, who has among other work sits as an arbitrator at CAS.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Vladimir Boss; Despina Mavromati


‘Exceptional commitment to us as a client and a strong focus on finding constructive solutions. Good understanding of complex situations.’

‘The experienced Philippe Vladimir Boss is available, always very calm and reassuring. He is very competent, responsive and has a very caring and empathetic nature.’

‘Access to their pro-bono service is crucial to the success of our organisation aa a client.’

‘I’ve enjoyed the experience of engaging with the Partner, Philippe Vladimir Boss. His ability to simplify complex discussions is helpful whilst ensuring detail is not forgotten. I feel valued as a pro-bono client.’

‘The team has a very strong sports arbitration practice. Being based in Lausanne give additional insight into the sports industry and sports arbitration matters.’

‘Despina Mavromati is a truly market leading lawyer and her knowledge of sports law jurisprudence is exceptionally high.’


Key clients

International Weightlifting Federation

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation

Charles Russell Speechlys AG

Charles Russell Speechlys AG offers a full sports law service, covering contentious work as well as handling transactional work concerning sponsorships, events organisation, and media rights. The team is co-headed by Pierre Bydzovsky, who has expertise in advising governing bodies, and new hire Benoît Pasquier, who handles a range of disciplinary work as well as acting as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The team is supported by Serge Vittoz, who joined in May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Benoit Pasquier; Pierre Bydzovsky

Other key lawyers:

Serge Vittoz

Key clients

International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF)

Swiss Basketball Federation

Saudi Arabian Football Federation

UAE Pro League

Work highlights

  • Advising International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) on the relocation of its headquarters from Spain to Switzerland and becoming legally compliant to Swiss law, as well as, advising on data-protection related aspects of their registration platform for members and national federations.
  • Representing the Swiss Basketball Federation and its president Giancarlo Sergi in a criminal prosecution for allegedly defamatory publications on the internet that were published in August 2022.


Homburger provides ‘valuable assistance’ to its high-profile clients on traditional sports-related matters as well as having a special focus advising on the exploitation of media rights.  Practice head Gregor Bühler has extensive knowledge of advertising law and IP related sports matters. Georg Rauber advises sports marketing companies and organisations on various contractual issues. Stefan Blunschi has expertise handling transactional, governance, and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Gregor Bühler

Other key lawyers:

Georg Rauber; Stefan Blunschi


‘Deep knowlegde about our company, our business and our needs with experts for any area – one central go to contact.’

‘Georg Rauber has outstanding experience about our general business. He has deep knowledge about our company’s business, strategy, targets and needs, has a longterm relationship to the management  and a razor-sharp mind. Joel Fink has an analytic mind and is high quality in assessing a situation’

‘Profound knowledge of the law, but also of the business. very business-minded approach. Just top notch. Extremely responsive – not afraid of making the last mile, the extra effort.’

‘It certainly feels like having a partner when Homburger’s team comes into play. They are ready to enter the pitch and provide valuable assistance around the clock. The performance in legal advice is superb and delivery is optimum.’

‘Gregor Bühler is a tremendous leader. He knows how to put forward a solid team formation to cover all aspects of a deal. Joel Fink is a skillful player, who shines whenever the plays the legal football.’


White & Case S.A.

White & Case S.A. represents sporting federations, leagues, and individuals in a wide range of sport-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Team head Jasper Wauters has extensive expertise acting as a CAS arbitrator and advising clients on regulatory and sports policy issues, including disputes with competition law elements. Alexandre Mazuranic advises clients on contractual, regulatory, and commercial activities within the area of sports law.

Practice head(s):

Jasper Wauters

Other key lawyers:

Alexandre Mazuranic


‘Competence in sport. Decency in human relations. Focus on the essentials of a controversy. Neither hungry for victory nor craven in negotiations. Really good. ’

‘Extraordinary relationships with the client and dedication. Encyclopedic knowledge and understanding of the issues dealth with.’

‘Jasper Wauters is not only a great professional, but also a person full of empathy and attentive to the client’s need. When you leave him after a talk, you have the feeling he really understood the matter in all details. ’


Key clients

Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and His Excellency Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund

US Soccer Foundation

Work highlights

  • Represented PIF, the majority owner of the LIV Tour, in a high-profile competition case brought by professional golfers and the LIV golf tour against the PGA Tour in US federal court.
  • Representing the US Soccer Foundation in connection with the management, maintenance, and defense of its intellectual property portfolio, including possible issues under FIFA rules.