Marc Cavaliero

Marc Cavaliero
Office:
Bellerivestrasse 29
8008 Zurich
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 545 55 01
Fax:
+41 44 545 55 02

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Sports & Entertainment

Marc Cavaliero is a founding partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero, a Swiss boutique law firm specialising in sports, media and entertainment law.

Marc represents major sports federations, clubs, athletes, agencies and other various sports stakeholders in front of decision-making bodies of international and national sports federations as well as in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss Supreme Court. Marc's area of expertise encompasses all kind of compliance, disciplinary and ethics proceedings, contractual and financial, licensing or match manipulation matters. Marc regularly advises in the drafting of sports regulations and contracts, governance matters and in the implementation of decision-making, compliance and disciplinary processes within sports federations.

Before founding Kleiner & Cavaliero, Marc worked within the legal affairs division of FIFA. As such, Marc acted as head of the disciplinary department between 2011 and 2017. In this role, Marc was responsible for all investigations into breaches of FIFA regulations and was leading the work of the secretariats to the three judicial bodies of FIFA (disciplinary, appeal and ethics committee). Marc previously acted as senior group leader within the players' status department in charge of handling all employment-related disputes, disputes related to solidarity contribution, training compensation and international transfers.

Marc is a member of the UCI ethics committee (independent member).

Marc holds a law degree from the University of Geneva, and graduated from the master’s programme in international sports law at the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain.

In addition to acting as lecturer on various sports law-related courses and master’s degree programmes, and for several football organisations, Marc regularly publishes academic articles on international sports law and co-edited, with Professor Colucci, a comparative analysis of disciplinary procedures in football.

WWL says: Marc Cavaliero is an exceptional sports lawyer with impressive experience in the field. He is an expert in regulatory and governance matters, and is praised by sources for being “extremely efficient”.

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Who's Who Legal Sports & Entertainment: Sport

Marc Cavaliero is a founding partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero, a Swiss boutique law firm specialising in sports, media and entertainment law.

Marc represents major sports federations, clubs, athletes, agencies and other various sports stakeholders in front of decision-making bodies of international and national sports federations as well as in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss Supreme Court. Marc’s area of expertise encompasses all kind of compliance, disciplinary and ethics proceedings, contractual and financial, licensing or match manipulation matters. Marc regularly advises in the drafting of sports regulations and contracts, governance matters and in the implementation of decision-making, compliance and disciplinary processes within sports federations.

Before founding Kleiner & Cavaliero, Marc worked within the legal affairs division of FIFA. As such, Marc acted as head of the disciplinary department between 2011 and 2017. In this role, Marc was responsible for all investigations into breaches of FIFA regulations and was leading the work of the secretariats to the three judicial bodies of FIFA (disciplinary, appeal and ethics committee). Marc previously acted as senior group leader within the players’ status department in charge of handling all employment-related disputes, disputes related to solidarity contribution, training compensation and international transfers.

Marc is a member of the UCI Ethics Committee (independent member).

Marc holds a law degree from the University of Geneva, and graduated from the master programme in international sports law at the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain.

In addition to act as lecturer in various sports-law related courses, master programmes and for several football organisations, Marc regularly publishes academic articles on international sports law and co-edited with Professor Colucci a comparative analysis of disciplinary procedures in football.

WWL says: Marc Cavaliero draws praise as “a practical, fierce lawyer like no other”. Peers speak highly of “his vast experience in disciplinary cases and CAS procedures”.

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

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