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Antonio Rigozzi

Antonio Rigozzi

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler3-5 Rue du Conseil-GénéralPO Box 552GenevaSwitzerlandCH-1211 Geneva 4

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

 Antonio Rigozzi is a “sharp-minded” and “very pragmatic” practitioner who acts as both arbitrator and counsel on commercial disputes. Sources comment that his pleadings go "right to the point".

Biography

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.

Litigation 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Antonio Rigozzi is an outstanding dispute resolution lawyer who garners high praise for his extensive experience in a range of complex domestic and international contentious matters.

Biography

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), acts as counsel or co-counsel in international and domestic commercial arbitrations, and represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings in Switzerland, particularly 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. 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.

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 degree in international dispute settlement (MIDS).

He has published extensively on international arbitration and dispute resolution, including the leading treatise International Arbitration – Law and Practice in Switzerland (OUP, 2015), with Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.

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

Sports

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Antonio Rigozzi is enthusiastically acclaimed by peers who highlight him as "one of the leading practitioners worldwide", and add that he "can handle every CAS procedure".

Biography

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 law and arbitration practice, Antonio advises and represents athletes, agents, clubs 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.

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 disputes 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 author and co-author of numerous publications on international sports law and dispute resolution, including the first article-by-article commentary of the CAS Code, now in its second edition (Sports Arbitration Under the CAS Rules, in Arroyo, M (editor), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2018) and a leading treatise on international sports arbitration (L’arbitrage international en matière de sport, Basel, 2005). He currently heads a team of researchers drafting the first comprehensive commentary of the World Anti-Doping Code (Oxford, forthcoming 2019).

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

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Antonio Rigozzi attracts plaudits from peers across Switzerland for his stand-out work in the arbitration field, with sources calling him “a prominent name”. Sources say: “Antonio is sharp-minded and outspoken in his pleadings while at the same time being a fair opponent and reliable settlement negotiation partner”.

Biography

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.

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Antonio Rigozzi is a top name for contentious matters in the Swiss market, where he enjoys a great reputation for his work on arbitration-related litigation proceedings. 

Biography

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), acts as counsel or co-counsel in international and domestic commercial arbitrations, and 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. 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.

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 dispute resolution, including the leading treatise 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 Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Antonio Rigozzi has a “stellar reputation” and is “widely acknowledged for his in-depth expertise in sports law”. One impressed interviewee states, “Antonio has unparalleled knowledge and understanding of both the inner working of CAS proceedings and the legal framework governing CAS arbitration.”

Biography

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 law and arbitration practice, Antonio advises and represents athletes, agents, clubs 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.

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 disputes 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 author and co-author of numerous publications on international sports law and dispute resolution, including 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, 2nd edition 2018) and a well-known treatise on international sports arbitration (L’arbitrage international en matière de sport, Basel, 2005), and he currently heads a team of researchers drafting the first comprehensive commentary of the World Anti-Doping Code (Oxford, forthcoming).

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

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