Entertainment Law , Sports Law
Marc Cavaliero is a founding partner at Cavaliero and Associates, 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 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 Cavaliero and Associates, Marc was a founding partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero and before that worked within the legal affairs division of FIFA for almost 10 years. As such, Marc acted as head of the disciplinary department between 2011 and 2017. 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) and wwass recently elected as FINA Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer.
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.
Cavaliero & Associates is a boutique law firm highly specialised in all legal matters related to sports, media and entertainment industry that provides tailored advice to its clients. Cavaliero & Associates was founded by Marc Cavaliero, LL.M., a Swiss-trained Attorney-At-Law, who has been active in sports, media and entertainment law for more than a decade.