Antonio Rigozzi is a founding partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva, Switzerland.
As the head of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler’s international sports arbitration practice, Antonio works with a team of specialist associates to advise and represent athletes, teams and sports governing bodies, mainly before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and the Swiss courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.
Antonio’s clients include prominent international sports governing bodies, as well as elite-level athletes, clubs and teams. His areas of expertise in sports dispute resolution include contract, financial, disciplinary and doping disputes, as well as post-dispute attachment of assets and enforcement matters.
Antonio also teaches international sports law and arbitration at the University of Neuchâtel, and lectures for several LLM programs in Switzerland and abroad.
He is the co-author of the first article-by-article commentary of the CAS Code (‘Sports Arbitration Under the CAS Rules’, in Arroyo, M (ed), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2013), the author of a well-known treatise on international sports arbitration (L’arbitrage international en matière de sport, Basel, 2005), and currently heads a team of researchers drafting the first comprehensive commentary of the World Anti-Doping Code.