Nicolas Zbinden > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Sports Law
  • Commercial and contracts law


MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law


  • Since 2020: Senior Associate at the law firm Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2015-2019: Attorney – Carrard & Associés
  • 2013: Attorney with Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva
  • 2011-2013: Trainee attorney with Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva
  • 2010-2011: Assistant to Professor Rigozzi (Sports law), University of Neuchâtel
  • 2008-2009: Legal counsel, Players’ Status Department (FIFA), Zurich


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
  • Swiss Bar Federation (FSA)
  • Jeune Barreau vaudois
  • Registered in the Cantonal Attorneys’ Register (Vaud)
  • ASA
  • Swiss Association for Sports law (ASDS)


  • 2014: LL.M., University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2013: Bar exam, Geneva
  • 2011: MLaw, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2009: BLaw, University of Lausanne

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Sports law

(Rising stars)

Nicolas ZbindenKellerhals Carrard

The ‘very versatile and resourceful‘ team at Kellerhals Carrard impresses with its broad scope of covered matters. It is able to advise on transactions, contracts and dispute resolution; in the latter, it has particular know-how in football and doping-related cases. The client portfolio includes multisport bodies, international federations, national anti-doping agencies, automotive teams and drivers as well as several football federations, clubs, players, agents and investment funds. Ross Wenzel is ‘a world leader in anti-doping‘, and David Casserly specialises in football law. François Carrard also acts in regulatory, disciplinary and membership disputes. Other key contacts are Jean-Pierre Morand, Marco Balmelli and Massimiliano Maestretti. Associate Nicolas Zbinden is ‘an emerging star in regulatory disputes.’