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Industry Group Sport and Leisure

Switzerland is home to a large number of national and international sports federations and clubs as well as top athletes from all sporting fields. Swiss sports law in general also plays an important role in international sports law. Companies in this field are provided with comprehensive advice through the services of Teichmann International (Schweiz) Ltd., which include the negotiation of complex contracts as well as the legal planning and handling of major events and the representation of clients before internal and state authorities. In the case of major sporting events, the tax framework and the conclusion of contracts are relevant, among other things. We advise our clients on all commercial and tax issues and represent them before all authorities. For athletes, we assess sponsorship contracts with regard to their tax efficiency and advise them on tax optimization.

Switzerland continues to be the seat of various dispute resolution bodies of important sports federations such as the International Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS/CAS. The governing bodies of some international sports organizations such as the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and EUFA are also based in Switzerland. Based on our extensive expertise and excellent training, we enable our clients to achieve immediate as well as long-term success in arbitration proceedings. In particular, arbitration is one of our core competences and our experts are members of various national and international arbitration associations. In the course of our holistic advisory services, we are happy to provide modern premises at one of our central addresses in the context of dispute resolution.

The sports world is fast-paced and highly competitive. It therefore requires efficient and flexible legal advice from lawyers who have a deep understanding of the sports industry. In particular, it is of utmost importance that all relevant regulations are complied with, as otherwise heavy fines with far-reaching consequences may be imposed. Our extensive experience and knowledge of the industry enables us to provide our clients with solutions that are solution-oriented, relevant and targeted.

The art trade and art collections also have a long tradition in Switzerland. For private clients or public institutions, questions of insurance and inheritance law can arise in this area, among other things. Furthermore, the taxation of works of art is relevant for collectors and institutions. Teichmann International (Schweiz) AG represents art dealers and owners in an advisory and litigation capacity regarding customs and VAT law as well as loans secured by art. In particular, compliance aspects in connection with the art trade are part of our profound expertise in the field. We also provide advisory services to investors on the planning and development, acquisition and construction of leisure facilities and hotels.

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