Anton Sotir

Anton Sotir

Attorney at Law, LL.M.

anton.sotir@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Place Saint-François 1
CH-1002 Lausanne

Tel +41 58 200 33 00

Fax +41 58 200 33 11

Assistant:

Natalia Nunez

natalia.nunez@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Anton Sotir is a Ukrainian qualified lawyer, whose main expertise is international sports law, eSports and commercial arbitration.

He regularly advises and represents clients in various commercial and sports-related disputes, handling arbitration proceedings before sports governing bodies and the Court of Arbitration for Sport or other arbitration institutions.

Anton is an author of many articles and books in the spheres of commercial arbitration, eSports and sports law.


Practice areas
  • Sports law
  • eSports
  • International Arbitration
Practice groups
  • Arbitration
  • Sports law
Education
  • 2014: LL.M., International Sports Law, ISDE, Madrid (summa cum laude)
  • 2014: International Sports Law, University of Cambridge, Wolfson College (Certificate of Advanced Studies)
  • 2011: Admitted to practice in Ukraine
  • 2010-2011: LL.M., International Commercial Arbitration Law, Stockholm University
  • 2006-2010: LL.B., National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Yaroslav Mudrii, Kharkiv (summa cum laude)
Experience / Career
  • since 2017: Associate, Kellerhals Carrard, Lausanne
  • 2013-2017: Founding partner, GoldenGate Law Firm, Kyiv
  • 2014-2017: Of counsel, Lombardi Associates, Edinburgh
  • 2012-2013: Associate, Integrites International Law Firm, Kyiv
  • 2012: Intern, Sayenko Kharenko, Kyiv
  • 2011: Foreign associate, Pestalozzi Attorneys at law, Zürich
  • 2011: Intern, Arbitration Institute of the SCC, Stockholm
  • 2011: Intern, Advokatfirman Vinge AB, Stockholm
  • 2010: Intern, Inyurpolis Law Firm (ILF), Kharkiv
Languages
  • Russian
  • English
  • Ukrainian
Memberships
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • ASA Below 40
  • YIAG
  • YAF of the ICC
Further activities
  • 2017: Deputy Chairman, Legal Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine
  • 2016-2017: Deputy Chairman, Dispute Resolution Chamber of the Football Federation of Ukraine
  • 2016-2017: Deputy Head of the Sports Law Committee, Ukrainian Bar Association
  • 2012-2016: Member, Dispute Resolution Chamber of the Football Federation of Ukraine
  • 2012-2016: Assistant to the President, Association of professional football players of Ukraine
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • International Arbitration - The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2018

  • Notable practitioner for International Arbitration and Labour & Employment – Ukrainian Law Firms 2017

  • Notable practitioner for International Arbitration and Labour & Employment – Ukrainian Law Firms 2016

Publications and presentations
  • Books, commentaries, chapters

  • Ukraine. Monograph, in International Encyclopaedia of Sports Law, Kluwer, 2018 (link)

  • The Sports Law Review, Ukraine, in The Sports Law Review, 2nd edition 2017

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  • The FIFA Regulations on working with intermediaries: Implementation at national level, Chapter on Ukraine, by Michele Colucci (ed.), 2nd edition, 2016

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  • The Sports Law Review, Ukraine, in The Sports Law Review, 1st edition 2015

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  • The FIFA Regulations on working with intermediaries: Implementation at national level, Chapter on Ukraine, by Michele Colucci (ed.), 1st edition, 2015

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  • International Arbitration, Chapter on Ukraine, in Global Legal Insights, 1st ed., 2015

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  • Selected articles

  • Article 12bis of the FIFA Regulations: 18 months on, in World Sports Law Report (September 2016)

  • CAS Jurisdiction and Standing to Appeal in the Absence of Arbitration Clause, in EPFL Legal Newsletter #2 (2016)

  • International arbitration in basketball: from aequto to bono, in YurGazeta, (November 2015)

  • New Regulations on Working with Intermediaries in Ukraine (April 2015)

  • FIFA on overdue payables: new Article 12bis, in World Sports Law Report (February 2015)

  • Pocket arbitration, in Ukrainian journal “Legal practice” (July 2013)

  • New CAS Code. Jurliga (February 2013)

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