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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.

13th CEMAJ Conference

21 November 2022

On the occasion of the 13th CEMAJ Conference on New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2022 that took place at the University of Neuchâtel on 11 November 2022, Claude Ramoni was given the opportunity to talk about jurisdictional issues of CAS Arbitration on the occasion of the Olympic Games.

Claude Ramoni’s contribution focused on the extent of the competence of the different CAS Divisions dealing with Olympic disputes. He also analysed certain practical issues arising in respect to Olympic disputes submitted to the CAS. Claude Ramoni’s article, together with the very interesting contributions of all speakers to the conference have been published in the form of a book edited by University of Neuchâtel.

Libra Law is very grateful to Prof. Mueller, Rigozzi and Besson for having been given the chance to make a contribution on this truly interesting topic, which has given - and will surely - give rise to numerous disputes on the occasion of each edition of the Olympic Games.

Soirée de droit du sport at the Maison du Sport International on 8 November 2022

4 October 2022

Mr Jorge Ibarrola, member of the Committee of the Swiss Association of Sports Law (ASDS), will have the pleasure to give the floor to Professor Jacques de Werra, Director of the Digital Law Center of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, who will come to present a subject on which he has recently written, namely sports and intellectual property.

If you wish to attend this event, please register via the following Doodle link: https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/boQ9E4Xe

Attendance is free, but open exclusively to ASDS members. To become a member of the ASDS: https://www.asds.ch/demande-d-adhesion. Then contact Me Ibarrola (ibarrola@libra-law.ch).

5 to 7 organised by the Sports Law Commission of the Vaud Bar Association

8 September 2022

SAVE THE DATE: 5 to 7 conference organised by the Sports Law Commission of the Vaud Bar Association on 17 October 2022 at the Lausanne Palace. Mr Rémy Wyler and Mr Miguel Liétard will address the issue of the breach and/or termination of a football player contracts with a comparison of the consequences under Swiss employment law and sports law.

More details will follow. This conference is reserved to the Vaud Bar Association members