David Casserly > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • Sports Law
  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Commercial and contract law, particularly in football
  • Mediation


MLaw, Attorney at Law, Partner
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  • since 2017: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Lausanne
  • since 2008: Barrister, practising at the Irish Bar
  • 2009-2011: Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
  • 2009: Intern, ICDR/American Arbitration Association, New York
  • 2005-2008: Legal Counsel & Head of Mediation at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • 2003-2004: Attorney, Shearman & Sterling, Paris


  • English
  • Irish
  • French


  • Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (FSA)
  • Registered in the Vaud Cantonal Attorneys’ Register (List of registered EU lawyers)


  • 2013: Masters II Droit du Sport, Université Paris Sorbonne
  • 2012: Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales
  • 2007: Arbitration Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2005: Accredited Mediator, ADR Group
  • 2005: Admitted to the Bar of Ireland
  • 2005: Barrister-at-Law Degree, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
  • 2004: Diploma in Construction Law, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2004: Admitted to the New York Bar (Attorney-at-law)
  • 2003: Diploma in Legal French, ICC Paris and the Law Society of Ireland
  • 2003: Diploma in Arbitration, University College Dublin
  • 2002: Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College Dublin
  • 2001: French and European Civil Law, Université de Caen

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Sports law

(Next Generation Partners)

David CasserlyKellerhals 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.’