Veröffentlicht am 27 September 2019
Art der Anstellung
Legal & Compliance

Our client, a sport federation is looking for a full-time Legal Counsel. The position is based in Lausanne and is available as of 1 January 2020.

Reporting directly to the Legal Director, the ideal candidate will manage the prosecution anti-doping cases,  abuse cases, as well as any other types of cases decided by the federation Tribunal and/or the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Key Responsibilities

  • Investigation of positive medication and doping cases as well as any other types of cases decided by the Federation Tribunal;
  • Drafting written submissions to the Federation Tribunal and CAS;
  • Prosecuting cases (including experience in safeguarding and/or criminal matters), where required, leading the hearings on behalf of the Federation.
  • Ensuring the prosecution of all cases in accordance with Federation regulations and in conformity with a fair and equitable process;
  • Representation of the Federation if and as required before the CAS and/or other courts;
  • Attending Federation Tribunal meetings;
  • Reviewing reports with respect to offences committed during Federation events;
  • Attending and presenting at meetings of Federation stakeholder groups;
  • Provide general support within the Legal Department;
  • Advising on and drafting Rules and Regulations, in particular the  AntiDoping Rules  

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor/(Master) degree in Law;
  • Fluent in English (English mother tongue preferable), fluency in French or any other languages is a plus;
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience as a qualified lawyer in the required core areas;
  • Strong litigation experience. Experience in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport is a plus;
  • Excellent command of MS Office;
  • Experience of sport law is a plus; experience of anti-doping procedures would be a particular advantage;
  • Excellent drafting and oral advocacy skills;
  • Strong organizational, communication and relationship-building skills; and
  • Team player who is self-motivated, responsible and can work autonomously.