Dr. Jan Kleiner, Attorney-At-Law

jan.kleinerXXX@kleiner-cavaliero.com

Partner

Jan has a profound knowledge of all aspects of national and international sports law as well as of media and entertainment law matters. Jan has a vast experience in representing clients in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, decision-making bodies of international sports federations and in front of State Courts, including the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

In addition, Jan has been advising national and international clients in media, advertising and data protection law matters for several years. He has equally been practising in international litigation and arbitration and in general corporate and commercial law matters.

In 2013, Jan joined the Media, Entertainment and Sports Law Department of an international business law firm in Zurich, Switzerland. Jan's practice covered contentious and non-contentious matters in the fields of national and international sports law, media law and entertainment law.

Until 2012, Jan worked for the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Jan was responsible for the handling of employment-related disputes, disputes related to solidarity contribution, training compensation and international transfers. In addition, Jan was in charge of handling disputes in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Jan obtained his law degree from the University of Zurich in 2005 (magna cum laude). In 2012, Jan graduated as a Global Executive Master in International Sports Law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia in Madrid, Spain (summa cum laude). In 2013, Jan obtained his doctorate in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich (summa cum laude) and received the Prix ASDS for the best sports law thesis in Switzerland for the years 2013/2014.

Jan regularly publishes articles and books on national and international sports law. Furthermore, Jan is a lecturer in international sports law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and in various other master programmes in international sports law. Jan also acts as President and Chairman of the Board of the ISDE Sports Law Alumni and he is a Member of several other professional associations.

Languages:

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

2013-2017 Senior Associate in a Swiss Business Law Firm
2013 Admitted to the Bar
2012 University of Zurich, Dr. iur.
2010-2012 FIFA Players' Status Department, Legal Counsel
UEFA Sports Legal Services, Players' Status Lawyer
2008-2012 Doctoral Student, University of Zurich
2006-2008 Junior Associate in a Swiss Business Law Firm
2005 University of Zurich, lic. Iur.

Teaching Activities:

Since 2017 Lecturer in Sports Law at the University of Zurich (Suisse)
Since 2016 Lecturer in the Master in International Sports Law at the
Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), Madrid (Spain)
Since 2015 Lecturer in the UEFA Football Law Programme
Since 2013 Lecturer in the LL.M. Programme in International Sports Law / Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
in International Sports Law at the University of Zurich

Memberships:

ISDE Sports Law Alumni (ISDE SLA; President and Chairman of the Board)
Swiss Association of Jurists
Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
Alumni University of Zurich
Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (ASDS)
Circulo de Antiguos Alumnos del ISDE (CAAI)