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


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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

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David CasserlyKellerhals Carrard

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.