Kellerhals Carrard is one of the world's leading international sports law firms. Its practice covers all areas of sports law, including disputes and commercial matters.
Kellerhals Carrard consistently attracts the highest ranking for sports law in Switzerland, both by the international legal directories (Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal) and national rankings (Bilanz/Le Temps):
The firm has unparalleled experience in the resolution of sports disputes and is one of the most active firms appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), particularly in football and doping-related disputes. The firm is uniquely equipped to act before the CAS, as it combines expertise in the procedural law of the CAS (Swiss law) with experienced CAS advocates and comprehensive linguistic capacity (including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin).
Kellerhals Carrard also has a unique and unparalleled insight into the administration and business of sport, and provides ongoing advice to some of the world's leading sports organisations, teams and individuals with respect to their commercial programs (hosting, sponsorship, media, merchandising, licensing, image rights etc.), as well as regulatory and governance issues.
The firm's Sports Law Group includes several Partners and attorneys whose practice is exclusively focused on sports law, and much of the firm's expertise and experience has been gained through the various positions that have been held by its members, including:
The firm has a wide spectrum of clients, including multisport bodies (such as the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency), International Federations, National Anti-Doping Agencies, automotive teams and drivers and a host of football federations, clubs, players, agents and investment funds.
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