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Libra law - the Swiss Sports Law Firm

Founded in 2007, Libra Law is a Swiss law firm specialising in Sports and Business law.

It is now composed of three partners, Jorge Ibarrola, Claude Ramoni and Yvan Henzer, in addition to associate lawyers. Registered with the Swiss Bar and with Swiss and International academic and professional backgrounds, Libra Law's counsels all have a vast experience in the field of sports and business law, gained particularly at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and at large international institutions.

Libra Law advises its clients for all issues or disputes relating to contractual, disciplinary, statutory rights or in relation with the organisation of sports events. International and national sports Federations, clubs (football, basketball, etc.), athletes, players, coaches, agents and events’ organisers benefit from our experience and from our global network.

In terms of litigation expertise, we proceed regularly before the CAS and other sporting bodies (e.g. IOC, FIFA, UEFA, FIBA, IAAF, etc.), on behalf sports persons or institutions, that we also represent before the ordinary courts in Switzerland, including the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

In the business area, we advise individuals as well as small, medium and large companies within the framework of their commercial activities (e.g. merger and acquisition operations, contract law, insurance and liability laws, creation of consortiums for the research and transfer of technology, etc.). We also set up and manage in Switzerland International companies or branches, subsidiaries or holdings.

In all areas of our activities, we ensure that client's care is at the forefront by meeting their expectations in an efficient and prompt manner.

Libra Law is located at the Maison du Sport International, in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, heart of and home of the IOC, of the CAS and of many international Sports Federations.

Libra law is hiring!

12 November 2018

Libra law is hiring a lawyer as from 1st January 2019. You can find the job description here

2 May 2018 : Who’s Who Legal 2018: Libra law recognised in sports law

6 November 2018

Jorge Ibarrola & Claude Ramoni are recognised as leaders in sports law by their peers in the 2018 edition of WWL

Jorge Ibarrola at LIBRA LAW is “a top lawyer” highlighted for his excellent experience representing clients including sports federations, athletes and football clubs, in both arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Claude Ramoni is well versed in advising sports federations and athletes on a wide array of sports-related issues, and is considered particularly impressive when it comes to doping matters.

30 October 2018 : Soirée de droit du sport at the Maison du Sport International on 19 December 2018

29 October 2018

The next ASDS Sports Law evening will take place on 19 December 2018 at 6.30pm at the Maison du Sport International.

Mr Jorge Ibarrola will have the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Jean-Philippe Dubey, Head of the Scientific Department of the CAS and member of the ASDS Committee. Mr Dubey will discuss the decision rendered on 29 August 2018 by the Court of Appeal in Brussels concerning the arbitration clause in the FIFA Statues, in addition to the judgement of 2 October 2018 of the European Court of Human Rights in the Mutu and Pechstein cases. This will be followed by an open discussion between Mr Dubey and the participants.

If you wish to attend this evening, please register via doodle: https://doodle.com/poll/ey4grav99efyqrk4

Participation is free, but only open to ASDS members. To become a member of ASDS: https://www.asds.ch/demande-d-adhesion and contact Mr Ibarrola (ibarrola@libra-law.ch).