Sports Arbitration



The course focuses on the structure and particularities of the arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the case law of the Swiss Federal Court, and the various aspects of international litigation in the field of sports law.

The course also introduces students to the dispute resolution system within the international federations.






Andrea Bonomi

Sébastien Besson

Antonio Rigozzi



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3 ECTS credits

The course "Sports Arbitration" is supported by one of the Swiss leading boutique law firms in international arbitration:


Our students can benefit from excellent contribution by:

        Antonio Rigozzi 

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Antonio Rigozzi is a founding partner of the Geneva firm Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, where he heads the sports arbitration team, and a Professor for international arbitration and sports law at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He has extensive experience across all the main areas of sports law and arbitration, including anti-doping, contract, disciplinary, labour, image rights, regulatory, and sponsorship disputes in a wide range of sports. He advises athletes, teams and sports-governing bodies in proceedings before the CAS, the BAT and the Swiss courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court and serves as an arbitrator or mediator in sports-related disputes outside the CAS. He is also the chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal of Swiss Athletics and has repeatedly served as co-opted judge of the FIA's International Court of Appeal. In addition, Antonio Rigozzi serves as counsel, arbitrator and expert in international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and under the main institutional rules, including the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCAI, CAM and VIAC rules.




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