Marc Cavaliero is the Founding Partner of Cavaliero & Associates, a Swiss boutique law firm specialised mainly in sports law.
Marc represents sports federations, clubs, athletes, agencies and other sports stakeholders before international and national sports federations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss Supreme Court. Marc's expertise encompasses compliance, disciplinary and ethics proceedings, contractual, licensing or match manipulation matters. Marc specialises in the drafting of sports regulations and in governance matters of sports federations.
Before founding Cavaliero and Associates, Marc was a founding partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero and before that worked within the legal affairs division of FIFA for almost 10 years. As such, Marc acted as head of the disciplinary department between 2011 and 2017. Marc previously acted as senior group leader within the players' status department.
Marc is a member of the UCI ethics committee.
Marc holds a law degree from the University of Geneva, and graduated from the master’s programme in international sports law at ISDE in Madrid.
In addition to acting as lecturer on various sports law-related courses, and for several football organisations, Marc regularly publishes academic articles and co-edited, with Professor Colucci, a comparative analysis of disciplinary procedures in football