Disciplinary Lawyer

Location Nyon, Switzerland
Posted 08/03/2018
Closes 28/03/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Job information:

Division / Unit: Legal Affairs / Integrity and Regulatory Matters
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Nyon


A Disciplinary Lawyer provides legal and administrative support to UEFA's Organs for the Administration of Justice, as well as assisting colleagues in the Integrity Division's Disciplinary and Ethical Unit. He/she is also responsible for managing disciplinary cases and acting as an in-house lawyer before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


  • Providing legal and administrative support to UEFA's Organs for the Administration of Justice;
  • Drafting decisions taken by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body;
  • Drafting rulings made by the Appeals Body;
  • Providing legal and administrative support in the context of investigations (e.g. by briefing Disciplinary Inspectors on disciplinary cases);
  • Acting as an in-house lawyer, in conjunction with superiors, where disciplinary rulings are appealed against before the Court of Arbitration for Sport;
  • Preparing and delivering lectures on disciplinary matters, in conjunction with superiors;
  • Compiling details of all of UEFA's disciplinary and financial fair play case law every six months.


Experience required:

  • From 1 to 3 years' experience as a lawyer in Swiss Civil law or Arbitration in Switzerland is an asset


  • Law degree and Master degree (ideally in Sport law, Civil law or Arbitration)


  • English / Proficient
  • French and/or German / Proficient
  • Additional European languages an asset

Additional requirements:

  • MS Office / Advanced
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and spoken
  • A collaborative approach to work
  • A proactive attitude
  • An interest in football


The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football in Europe.

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