Dr iur Marco Balmelli > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • M&A, corporate
  • Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS/TAS) in Lausanne, arbitrator at the Qatar Sports Arbitration Foundation, sports law
  • Real estate law


Dr. iur., Attorney at Law and Notary Public, Partner


  • 1999: Legal Counsel with Chiomenti Studio Legale, Milano
  • 1996-1999: Legal Counsel with Swiss Bank Corporation
  • 1993-1996: Academic assistant at the University of Basel, Department Prof. Dr. Mark Pieth  and Prof. Dr. Adrian Staehelin


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian


Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


  • 1998: Notary Public
  • 1997: Bar exam
  • 1996: Dr. iur., Universities of Basel and Lausanne
  • 1993: lic. iur.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Sports law

Kellerhals Carrard acts for numerous international and national sports federations, clubs, teams and individuals on a variety of regulatory, transactional, contractual as well as contentious matters and has a particular specialism in the field of anti-doping litigation. The team is experienced in matters concerning football, athletics and motorsports and has an enviable track record in arbitration proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Ross Wenzel and Jean-Pierre Morand are specialised in sports commercial matters. David Casserly and Marco Balmelli are key names for litigation concerning football-related matters, among other issues. François Carrard is an experienced arbitrator and advises sports organisations on organisational and structural matters. Massimiliano Maestretti focuses on Formula One teams. Nicolas Zbinden is also noted.