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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

"The sports law team is very solid and enjoys a deserved strong reputation."

The Legal 500, Switzerland, Sports Law, 2023

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26/04/2023
CMS one of the "Top Law Firms" in Switzerland in 28 areas of law
The Swiss business magazine BILANZ, the Handelszeitung, and the magazine PME have awarded the "Top Law Firms" in Switzerland for the 7th time. Out of the 31 legal areas, CMS von Erlach Partners (CMS Switzerland) was ranked as one of the top 25 law firms in Switzerland in 28 areas, which is more than any other law firm in Switzerland. This confirms our position as a leading full-service law firm in the country.
12/04/2023
CMS Switzerland recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2023
Rankings of CMS Switzerland in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Edition
19/03/2023
CMS Switzerland recommended in the Chambers Europe Guide 2023
Chambers and Partners has pub­lished its rankings of Europe's lead­ing law firms and lawyers in the Europe Guide 2023. Our firm and our lawyers are listed in both rankings for Switzerland.
28/04/2022
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.
11/04/2022
CMS Switzerland recognised by The Legal 500
Rankings of CMS Switzerland in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 edition
17/03/2022
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.