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Sports Law in Switzerland, Third edition by VALLONI

Sports Law in Switzerland, Third edition

By LUCIEN W. VALLONI, Thilo Pachmann


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in Switzerland deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law.

The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured.

This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policymakers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Switzerland will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.

Publish Date 02/26/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041195678
SKU 10058550-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

Part I. Organization of Sport

Chapter 1. Sports Governance

Chapter 2. Public Regulation

Part II. Employment and Sport

Chapter 1. Athletes’ Position

Chapter 2. Labour Law

Chapter 3. Personality Rights

Part III. Doping and Sport

Chapter 1. Legal Basis

Chapter 2. Anti-doping Foundation Switzerland

Chapter 3. Criminal Prosecution of the Abuse of Doping

Chapter 4. Reinforcement of State Law?

Chapter 5. The Doping Procedure: Between Civil and Criminal Law

Chapter 6. Proving Doping According to the WADA Code

Chapter 7. Indirect Proof of Doping via Biological Passport and Alternative Methods

Part IV. Sport and Commerce

Chapter 1. Sport and Competition Law

Chapter 2. Free Movement in Swiss Sports

Chapter 3. The Role of Switzerland as a Host

Chapter 4. Bidding for Sporting Events

Chapter 5. Selection Criteria and Selection Decisions

Chapter 6. Sponsorship

Chapter 7. Broadcasting

Chapter 8. Ambush Marketing

Chapter 9. Betting in Sports

Chapter 10. Regulation of the Player Agent Business

Chapter 11. Optimization of the Athletes’ Taxation in Switzerland

Part V. Legal Measures in Sports Cases

Chapter 1. Proceedings at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Chapter 2. Legal Measures Against CAS Decisions

Selected Bibliography