Schoeb Baumgartner

«A lifetime of training
for just ten seconds»
Jessie Owens

SPORTS
LAW

SCHOEB BAUMGARTNER was founded almost 10 years ago and was one of the very first law firms in Switzerland dedicated to the sports law industry. We are now recognised as a leading law firm within the area of sports law.

Over the last 10 years, the firm has had the privilege to represent and advise prestigious clubs and teams (such as FC BARCELONA, REAL MADRID, PANATHINAIKOS or LAZIO ROMA) as well as successful professional sportsmen and sportswomen, agents and national and international federations.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

SCHOEB BAUMGARTNER represents its clients – athletes, agent, clubs and/or federations – in proceedings before arbitral tribunals and state courts including the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Swiss Supreme Court as well as FIFA judicial bodies and other international or national sports governing bodies.

In which kind of legal disputes do we represent our clients?

  • Contractual disputes such as employment, sponsorship, hosting and image rights
  • Transfer of players
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Anti-doping
  • Financial disputes and financial fair-play
  • Liability and damages

What clients do we advise?

  • Professional athletes
  • Professional clubs and teams
  • Agents
  • National and international federations
  • Companies involved in sport as sponsors and investors
  • Competition and event organisers, host cities

In which sports are we active?

  • We advise clients in all kinds of sports, in particular football, cycling, athletics, volleyball, ice-hockey, boxing, equestrian sports, swimming, weightlifting, and skiing.
  • We are able to learn the intricacies of any sport quickly and we understand the fundamental values and business aspects underpinning all sports.

LEGAL ADVICE

The firm has been involved in numerous cases over the last 10 years and we have acquired significant and invaluable expertise in the field of sport. However, our experience is not just focused on litigation or cases - in the fast moving industry of sport, clubs and teams have to constantly adapt their organisation, structure and business strategy.

Whether it concerns the development of a complete business project, the implementation of internal antidoping regulations or the negotiation of a major sponsorship agreement SCHOEB BAUMGARTNER can assist you.

In the past year alone we have advised major international companies and sports organisations on the following diverse issues:

  • Multi-million Euro sponsorship
  • Host-city contracts
  • Image rights and branding
  • TV rights and media commercial contracts
  • Multi-directional business projects in relation to sport
  • Complete antidoping strategy with implementation of internal control and follow-up