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Antonio Rigozzi

Antonio Rigozzi
Office:
3-5 Rue du Conseil-Général
PO Box 552
CH-1211
City:
Geneva 4
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 22 809 6200
Fax:
+41 22 809 6201

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Antonio Rigozzi is a founding partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva.

He serves as an arbitrator (chairman, sole or party-appointed arbitrator) and acts as counsel or co-counsel in international and domestic commercial arbitrations. Antonio’s areas of specialisation include international agreements such as joint ventures, distribution, sales, and licensing contracts in a number of fields, including machinery, energy and fashion. He also represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings in Switzerland, in particular in actions to set aside Swiss arbitral awards and to recognise or enforce foreign awards, including proceedings for the freezing of assets located in Switzerland.

As the head of the sports arbitration practice at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Antonio has developed a unique experience in advising athletes, teams, sports-governing bodies and commercial partners before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and other arbitral tribunals. His expertise includes disciplinary and governance disputes as well as contractual disputes, ranging from players’ contracts and transfers to sponsorship and other financing agreements.

In addition to his practice as a lawyer and arbitrator, Antonio teaches international arbitration and sports law at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and regularly lectures for several LLM programmes, including the Geneva master’s in international dispute settlement (MIDS).

He has published extensively on international arbitration and sports law, having authored and co-authored leading works in both fields, including International Arbitration – Law and Practice in Switzerland (OUP, 2015), with Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.

Antonio is admitted to the Geneva bar and has received his PhD and his master’s of advanced studies and law degree from the University of Geneva.

WWL says: Antonio Rigozzi is “a top lawyer” who is described as “one of the key players” in the arbitration field in Switzerland.

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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Antonio Rigozzi is a founding partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva, Switzerland.

He serves as an arbitrator (chairman, sole or party-appointed arbitrator) and acts as counsel or co-counsel in international and domestic commercial arbitrations. Antonio’s areas of specialisation include international agreements such as joint ventures, distribution, sales, and licensing contracts in a number of fields, including machinery, energy and fashion. He also represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings in Switzerland, in particular in connection with actions to set aside Swiss arbitral awards and to recognise or enforce foreign awards, including the freezing of assets located in Switzerland.

As the head of the sports arbitration practice at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Antonio has developed a unique experience in advising athletes, teams, sports-governing bodies and commercial partners before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and other arbitral tribunals. His expertise includes disciplinary and governance disputes as well as contractual disputes, ranging from players’ contracts and transfers to sponsorship and other financing agreements.

In addition to his practice as a lawyer and arbitrator, Antonio teaches international arbitration and sports law at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and regularly lectures for several LLM programmes, including the Geneva master’s in international dispute settlement (MIDS).

He has published extensively on international arbitration and sports law, having authored and co-authored leading works in both fields, including International Arbitration – Law and Practice in Switzerland (OUP, 2015), with Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.

Antonio is admitted to the Geneva bar and has received his PhD and his master’s of advanced studies and law degree from the University of Geneva.

WWL says: Antonio Rigozzi is described by sources as “terrific” and “an excellent lawyer”. He possesses significant experience in complex commercial arbitration and is considered “the go-to lawyer” in sports arbitration, where he has developed a specialised practice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Sports & Entertainment: Sport

Antonio Rigozzi is a founding partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva, Switzerland.

As the head of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler’s international sports arbitration practice, Antonio works with a team of specialist associates to advise and represent athletes, teams and sports governing bodies before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), other sports tribunals and the Swiss courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.

Antonio’s clients include prominent international sports-governing bodies, as well as elite-level athletes, clubs and teams. His areas of expertise in sports dispute resolution include contract, financial, disciplinary and doping disputes, as well as post-dispute attachment of assets and enforcement matters. As a leading specialist in the field, he has acted on some of the most complex and high-profile sports arbitrations to date. 

Antonio also teaches international sports law and arbitration at the University of Neuchâtel, and lectures for several LLM programmes in Switzerland and abroad.

He is the co-author of the first article-by-article commentary of the CAS Code (Sports Arbitration Under the CAS Rules, in Arroyo, M (ed), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2013), the author of a well-known treatise on international sports arbitration (L’arbitrage international en matière de sport, Basel, 2005), and heads a team of researchers drafting the first comprehensive commentary of the World Anti-Doping Code (Oxford, forthcoming 2017).

Antonio is admitted to the Geneva Bar, and has received his PhD, masters of advanced studies and law degree from the University of Geneva.

WWL says: According to peers, Antonio Rigozzi is “one of the great thinkers in sports law”, and boasts a great international reputation as a “highly skilled attorney”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment which can be purchased from our Shop.

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