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Sports law

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd has a long and rich experience in sports law. We are recognised as one of the leading law firms in Switzerland in this field. Our team members include former participants in the Olympic Games, an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and a president of a sports federation. Our clients consist of sports federations, broadcasters, event organizers, clubs, players, athletes and sports agents. In addition to our local expertise, our clients benefit from our unique ability to act internationally with our presence in over 40 countries.

Our sports law specialists are particularly active in the following areas

  • Regulatory and disciplinary disputes
  • Arbitration proceedings, in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Court proceedings
  • Contract law
  • Employment law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Sports infrastructure
  • Protection of personality rights
  • Sponsoring and merchandising
  • Wealth, tax and inheritance planning


CMS once again named as one of the top law firms in Switzer­land
For the sixth time, the lead­ing Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ and the news­pa­pers Han­delszei­tung and Le Temps have pub­lished their rank­ings of the  top law firms in Switzer­land. CMS von Er­lach Part­ners (CMS Switzer­land) is ranked as one of the top 25 law firms in Switzer­land in a total of 28 out of 31 prac­tice areas, which is more than any oth­er law firm in Switzer­land. This fur­ther un­der­lines our po­s­i­tion as a lead­ing full-ser­vice law firm.
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
CMS Switzer­land re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers Europe Guide 2022
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of Europe's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in the Europe Guide 2022. Our firm and our law­yers are lis­ted in both rank­ings for Switzer­land.