Legal 500

“Marco Vedovatti is an excellent lawyer. I have had the chance to work with him several times and he is highly qualified, available and nice to work with.”

Legal 500

“Marco Vedovatti stands out as a quite fearsome opposing counsel. His submissions are on-point, his pleadings are concise and decisive, and his arguments come across as robust, yet reasonable.”

   
 
Marco Vedovatti
Zurich

Levin Sandmeier

Assistant


levin.sandmeier@swlegal.ch

Marco Vedovatti is a Senior Associate in our International Arbitration Group in Zurich. He is admitted to practice in Switzerland and Spain (Abogado). He advises clients in high-profile sports disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as well as in related set-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court. He regularly lectures on international sports arbitration in postgraduate courses, in particular in Spanish-speaking jurisdictions. He also acts as counsel in complex international commercial arbitrations.

Experience

  •  Has represented private companies in international commercial arbitrations with seat in Zurich, Geneva, Paris, Madrid, Algiers and Dakar, under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Swiss Arbitration Center and the Common Court of Justice of the OHADA, in disputes governed by Swiss, French, English, Spanish, Algerian, Bulgarian, Moroccan, and Senegalese Law
  • Has represented companies in proceedings before Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB) and related enforcement proceedings
  • Has represented agents, clubs, federations and athletes in high-profile international sports disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as well before adjudicative bodies of international federations and state courts

Career

Professional Experience
2020
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2019
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2013 - 2019
Associate and Principal Associate at the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Cuatrecasas in Madrid
2012
Legal intern at the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Cuatrecasas in Madrid
2010 - 2011
Research and teaching assistant at the University of Geneva (Prof. Margareta Baddeley, Chair of Family, Inheritance and Sports Law)
2008 - 2010
Trainee Lawyer in a Geneva law firm
2008
Trainee Lawyer in a Lugano law firm
2006 - 2007
Law Clerk at the Court of First Instance of Lugano (4th division)
Education and Admission
2014
Bar Admission in Spain
2014
Degree in Spanish Law (University of Alcalá de Henares)
2012
LL.M. in International Sports Law, ISDE - Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (with honors, first of his promotion)
2010
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2005
Master of Law, University of Fribourg
Additional Professional Activities
  • Lecturer on Swiss Arbitration Law and International Sports Arbitration, ISDE, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Madrid
  • Lecturer on Swiss Law and International Sports Arbitration at the Universidad Externado, Bogotá
  • Member of the Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español de Arbitraje, CEA) and the Swiss Association of Sports Law (Association Suisse du Droit du Sport, ASDS)  
 

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