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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Lucien Valloni is widely regarded as a leading practitioner who  excels at advising clients in the entertainment and media sector. 

Biography

Lucien W Valloni is the founding partner of VALLONI Attorneys at Law. His practice concentrates on sports law, arbitration and international litigation.

He has a vast experience in challenging Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) arbitral awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. He is one of the few lawyers that already managed to successfully overturn a CAS decision before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court as well as wining a sport case before the European Court of Human Rights.

He regularly acts as counsel before CAS and other bodies such as internal tribunals of sports federations as for example the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.

He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He is president of the Swiss Association of Football Players (SAFP) and the World Association of Icehockey Players’ Unions (WAIPU); he is also on the board of directors of FIFPro and FIFPro Division Europe. He is a member of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF).

He obtained his law degree from the University of Zurich in 1990 and gained a PhD from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich in 1998. He graduated with distinction, summa cum laude, and the Professor Walther Hug-Preis Schweiz, an award given to outstanding theses given the highest possible mark by a Swiss law school. He has worked as a law clerk at Zurich’s District Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Cassation.

Lucien is fluent in English, German, Italian and French.

Sports 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Lucien Valloni comes "highly recommended" by peers, who applaud him as a "very well-connected practitioner". 

Biography

Lucien W Valloni is the founding partner of VALLONI Attorneys at Law. His practice concentrates on sports law, arbitration and international litigation.

He has a vast experience in challenging Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) arbitral awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. He is one of the few lawyers that already managed to successfully overturn a CAS decision before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court as well as wining a sport case before the European Court of Human Rights.

He regularly acts as counsel before CAS and other bodies such as internal tribunals of sports federations as for example the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.

He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He is president of the Swiss Association of Football Players (SAFP) and the World Association of Icehockey Players’ Unions (WAIPU); he is also on the board of directors of FIFPro and FIFPro Division Europe. He is a member of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF).

He obtained his law degree from the University of Zurich in 1990 and gained a PhD from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich in 1998. He graduated with distinction, summa cum laude, and the Professor Walther Hug-Preis Schweiz, an award given to outstanding theses given the highest possible mark by a Swiss law school. He has worked as a law clerk at Zurich’s District Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Cassation.

Lucien is fluent in English, German, Italian and French.

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