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Olivier Carrard

Managing Partner

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
P.O. Box 5824
1211 Geneva 11
Languages French, English, German

Olivier Carrard mainly focuses on Sports law, litigation, arbitration, commercial law, construction law, white collar crime and bankruptcy. Graduated from the University of Fribourg (1982), he was admitted at the Geneva Bar in 1985.

He worked at the General Direction of SBS (Basel).He founded his own firm in 1990, and joined ZPG as a partner in 2005, which merged with CMS in 2014.

Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport ( since 1996 and was Member of the ad hoc Division of CAS during the winter Olympic Games of Vancouver 2010.

Former participant as an athlete to the Olympic Games of Los Angeles (1984), he is President of the Swiss Fencing Federation since 2004.

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  • Fribourg University (1982)
  • Bar Exam, Geneva (1985) 
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  • UIA Union Internationale des Avocats
  • ASDS Association Suisse du Droit du Sport
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Lectures list

  • L’affirmation du principe d’intégrité des compétences sportives par les juridictions arbitrales : l’exemple du Tribunal arbitral du Sport“ (2ème colloque CNOSF, Paris, 7 June 2013)
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