Our Law Firm is active in Contract and Business Law and has a strong Focus on Sports Law. We provide legal Advise for your daily Business and we represent you in any Arbitration Proceeding as well as before any Swiss State Court.

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Practice Areas

Contract and Business Law

Contract Law

  • Contract negotiations
  • Draw up and review of all kinds of contracts
  • Enforcement of contractual claims, judicial as well as extrajudicial

Tenancy Law

  • Draw up and review rental and lease agreements
  • Extrajudicial enforcement of claims based on rental and lease agreements
  • Representation in tenancy and lease court proceedings

Labour Law

  • Draw up and review of employment contracts
  • Termination of labour contracts
  • Labour law proceedings

Inheritance Law

  • Drafting wills and contracts of inheritance
  • Support in succession-related disagreements
  • Representation in succession-related court proceedings

Business Law

  • Foundation of companies in Switzerland
  • Compliance with Swiss company Law
  • Guidance in restructuration of company

Law of Enforcement

  • Collecting claims
  • Freezing of goods based in Switzerland
  • Enforcement of judgments

Sports Law

For Clubs

  • Negotiation, draw up and review of Transfer, Sponsor and Marketing Agreements
  • Enforce overdue Transfer fees, Training Compensation and Solidarity Contribution
  • Representation in proceedings before FIFA, UEFA, CAS, national federations as well as before State Courts

For Players’ Agents/Intermediaries

  • Negotiation, draw up and review of agency Agreements
  • Enforce agency Provision Payments against Players and Clubs
  • Compliance with public Law regarding labour recruitment

For Sponsors and Investors

  • Negotiation, draw up and review of Sponsor and Investment Agreements
  • Compliance with FIFA TPO-Regulations
  • Enforcement of contractual claims

For Athletes

  • Negotiation, draw up and review of Labour contracts
  • Enforce overdue salary payments
  • Assistance in Disciplinary proceedings

For Coaches

  • Negotiation, draw up and review of Labour contracts
  • Enforce overdue salary payments
  • Assistance in case of dismissal

For Associations

  • Draw up Regulations and Statutes
  • Assistance in Arbitration proceedings
  • Compliance with State Law

About me

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Dr. iur. Vitus Derungs



  • 2019 ECA Club Management Programme (CMP)
    European Club Association (ECA) and Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University
  • 2012 Admission to the Zurich Bar
    (admitted to all Swiss courts)
  • 2011 PhD in Sports Law (Dr. iur.)
    University of Zurich
  • 2002 Law Degree (lic. iur.)
    Universities of Zurich and Lausanne


  • Since 2009 Founder and Owner of Vitus Derungs Sports Law Consulting
  • 2016 to 2020 General Counsel, Grasshopper Fussball AG
  • 2010/2011 Clerk, District Court of Winterthur
  • 2009 to 2014 Ad-hoc Clerk, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)
  • 2003 to 2009 Legal Counsel, FIFA Players’ Status Department


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish (basic Knowledge)
  • Italian (basic Knowledge)


  • Transfer Committee of the Swiss Football League (SFL)
  • Swiss Association for Sports Law (ASDS)
  • Former Single Judge of the FIFA Players' Status Committee
  • Former ECA Transfer Expert Group and Legal Advisory Board of the European Club Association


Dr. iur. Vitus Derungs
Dufourstrasse 48
8008 Zurich
E-mail: info@vitusderungs.com
Phone: +41 76 419 7711