Experts in sports law and football disputes

Professional sport is big business. As a result, international sports law has become a very specific and complex legal field, requiring a qualified sports law expert.

At monteneri sports law, a reputable boutique law firm based in Zurich, international sports and football law is our main field of practice. Founded and managed by sports law expert Gianpaolo Monteneri, our firm has extensive experience in international sports law and arbitration. As our client, you benefit from our wide knowledge of and complete dedication to this particular field of law.

Our lawyers act as legal counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS/CAS), FIFA, UEFA and other major arbitration institutions (mostly based in Switzerland and governed by Swiss law).

We also provide legal advice and represent clients (mostly athletes, players, coaches, clubs, sports federations, agencies, sponsors and investors) in negotiations and other out-of-court activities. As the former Head of Players' Status at FIFA, Gianpaolo Monteneri has wide-ranging knowledge of football related legal matters and extensive experience in dealing with global sports-related disputes. Teaching and lecturing at universities and conferences keeps us at the frontline of development in international sports law.

About our firm and Gianpaolo Monteneri


International & multilingual - with local knowledge

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, monteneri sports law is a truly international law firm, with multilingual lawyers from various backgrounds.

Because the majority of international sports federations are based in Switzerland, our clients benefit from our proximity to these institutions and our detailed knowledge of Swiss law that is generally applied there.

We also work closely together with other sports law firms around the world, which means we are able to address any specific local needs of clients and come up with appropriate solutions in all cases.

We invite you to learn more about our legal services and expertise by browsing this website or by contacting us.