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

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.’