Jean-Pierre Morand

Jean-Pierre Morand

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner

Place Saint-François 1
CH-1002 Lausanne

Tel +41 58 200 33 00

Fax +41 58 200 33 11


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Jean-Pierre Morand graduated in law from the University of St-Gall (Hochschule). From 1984, he worked as a trainee and then associate at Baker & McKenzie New York and Geneva. He was  admitted to the Geneva Bar in 1986. From 1988 to 1995 he worked for the Marc Biver Développement SA, a sports marketing agency, which became IMG Switzerland in 1993 . Having returned to the bar, he was a partner of Legrand, Morand & Partners until 2008. He joined Carrard & Associés in 2009. Jean-Pierre Morand specializes in corporate and sports law. He acts as counsel for international sporting federations and major event organisers. His services are regularly required in international arbitration proceedings, including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Jean-Pierre Morand is also a member of the board of directors for various Swiss companies. He is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Practice areas
  • Sports and media law 
  • International arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Commercial law and contract law
  • Corporate law
  • Intellectual property and unfair competition law
  • University of St. Gallen (Lic. Iur.)
  • Bar Exam
Experience / Career
  • Since 2009 : partner at the law firm Carrard & Associés 
  • 1998-2009 : arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) 
  • Member of the board of directors and Chairman of several companies in the field of energy, consumer products and management
  • 1997-2008 : partner at the law firm Legrand, Morand & Partners in Geneva 
  • 1995-1997 : attorney and independent counsel in Geneva 
  • 1988-1995: legal manager and subsequently deputy CEO of Marc Biver Développement Group, a sports marketing agency in London, Paris and Neuchâtel
  • 1986-1988 : attorney at the law firm Baker & McKenzie in Geneva 
  • 1984-1986 : trainee attorney at the law firm Baker & McKenzie in New York and Geneva
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
  • Swiss Bar Federation (FSA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Registered in the Cantonal Attorneys’ Register (Vaud)
Further activities
  • Geninasca et Deleforterie SA, in Neuchâtel, is an architecture firm. Jean-Pierre Morand is Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • Louis Morand & Cie SA, in Martigny, is a distillery specialising in fruit brandies. Jean-Pierre Morand is Executive Director.
  • SRS (Ski Racing Suppliers Association) is an association of manufacturers of competition-standard skiing equipment. Jean-Pierre Morand is the Secretary General.
  • Jean-Pierre Morand is regularly involved in the field of Sports Law at EPFL and at the universities of Neuchâtel and Fribourg.
Publications and presentations
  • The changing landscape of financial regulation & governance in sports - Switzerland, TalklawGlobal, (2014), Olivier Niggli, Jean-Pierre Morand, Ross Wenzel, Vincent Jäggi

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