A Doctor of Law from University of Lausanne, François Carrard spent two years at a law firm in Stockholm before being admitted to the Bar 1967, when he joined the firm of Carrard & Associés.
He specialized in sports law and acted as Director General of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1989 to 2003 and is currently regularly involved in international arbitration proceedings, among others before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and various chambers of commerce.
François Carrard is a member of the board of directors and chairman of several companies in Switzerland and abroad in particular of the Beau-Rivage Palace (Chairman), Compagnie Financière Tradition – CFT (Vice Chairman), Banque Landolt & Cie S.A (Vice Chairman), Olympic Broadcasting Services – OBS, IOC Television and Marketing Services – ITMS, Tupperware Suisse S.A and Fondation Montreux Jazz Festival (Chairman). He is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).
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