Stéphane Manaï

Stéphane Manaï

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

Place Saint-François 1
CH-1002 Lausanne

Tel +41 58 200 33 00

Fax +41 58 200 33 11


Sylvia Jaquet

Stéphane Manaï has in-depth experience and expertise in corporate and commercial law as well as contract law, in particular with respect to M&A negotiations and transactions, shareholders' agreements, and financing and restructuring of start-up entities. He is also involved in initial public offering processes of such entities. In addition, Stéphane advises clients in the sport environment in respect of sponsorship agreements and the commercialization/marketing of image rights and other personal rights. Stéphane is a former professional tennis player.

Practice areas
  • Corporate and commercial law; contract law
  • M&A negotiations and transactions
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • Listed companies (initial public offering process)
  • Financing and restructuring (in particular of start up entities)
  • Sports law, in particular sponsorship agreements, commercialisation/marketing of image rights and other personal rights
  • IP, in particular trademark litigation
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Sports law
  • 2009: Bar admission, Canton of Vaud
  • 2008: Dr. iur., University of Lausanne
  • 2001: Lic. iur., University of Lausanne
Experience / Career
  • since 2011: Associate attorney at law with Carrard & Associés
  • 2010-2011: Associate attorney at law with Bär & Karrer
  • 2007-2009: Attorney at law trainee with Stoudmann, Bischof, Moinat & Arsénio
  • 2002-2006: Assistant to Prof. Dr. Etienne Grisel (constitutional law) (University of Lausanne)
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Member of Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA), Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Stéphane Manaï, Les attributs de la personnalité du sportif et leur commercialisation dans le contexte du contrat de sponsoring individuel, Etude de droit privé suisse, Editions Bis & Ter, 2008, Lausanne (Thèse de doctorat / PhD thesis (summa cum laude) ; prix de la Société Académique Vaudoise 2009 / Award from the Société Académique Vaudoise in 2009; prix "Professeur Walter Hug" 2010 / "Professeur Walter Hug" Award in 2010)

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