Ross Wenzel

Ross Wenzel

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Solicitor, Partner

Place Saint-François 1
CH-1002 Lausanne

Tel +41 58 200 33 00

Fax +41 58 200 33 11


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Ross Wenzel is a Partner in the sports law group of Kellerhals Carrard. His practice is exclusively dedicated to sports law, with a focus on doping and football-related disputes. He is one of the most active advocates before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) where he has successfully represented WADA, International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organisations and football clubs. He also advises a number of sports organisations with respect to their commercial programmes and governance issues.

Ross is described in Who’s Who Legal as “the leading anti-doping lawyer in CAS cases”, in Legal 500 as a “globally leading doping arbitration expert” and in Chambers and Partners as “one of the world’s leading experts in doping disputes.

Practice areas
  • Sports and media law
  • Commercial law and contract law
  • 2008: International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), Neuchâtel, (FIFA Master - International Master "MAS" in Sport Law and Management)
  • 2004: BPP Law School London (Legal Practice Course "LPC")
  • 2003: BPP Law School, London (Graduate Diploma in Law "GDL")
  • 2002: Oxford University (Master of Arts "MA Oxon" in Modern Languages, French/German)
Experience / Career
  • since 2010: Attorney and partner at the law firm Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2008-2010: Manager Legal Affairs, Infront Sports & Media, Zug
  • 2004-2007: Trainee and associate at Slaughter and May, London
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Ordre des Avocats Vaudois (OAV) 
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Global Elite Thought Leader for Sports Law 2020 – Who’s Who Legal (1 of 20 practitioners worldwide)

  • Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2019 – Most Highly Regarded for Sports Law

  • Chambers & Partners 2019 (Europe) – Ranked for Sports Law in Switzerland (Band 1)

  • "Leading Individual" for Sports Law in Switzerland - Legal500 (2018, 2019)

  • “Global Elite Thought Leader” for Sports Law EMEA - Who’s Who Legal (2018)

  • “Thought Leader” for Sports Law in Switzerland - Who’s Who Legal (2018)

Publications and presentations
  • 2014 - Case law of the CAS ad hoc division at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games / Ross Wenzel

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  • The changing landscape of financial regulation & governance in sports - Switzerland, TalklawGlobal, (2014), Olivier Niggli, Jean-Pierre Morand, Ross Wenzel, Vincent Jäggi

  • From Webster to Mutu via Matuzalem. A Natural Progression or a Legal Volte-Face? (Ross Wenzel), published in the Journal of the British Association for Sport and Law (BASL Journal), Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2010

  • What Lies Beneath: The Complexities Underlying the Regulation of the International Transfer of Minor Football Players (Ross Wenzel), published in the BASL Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3, October 2009

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