Stéphane RYCHEN has been a member of the bar since 2000, first in collaboration with Jacques Python, then with his own law firm founded in 2003. At the same time, he had the opportunity to advise the General Secretariat of the Judiciary and worked as a legal secretary within the Commission of the Bar Association.
In 2007 he joined UEFA and headed the corporate & tax service within its legal department until 2019. There he developed first-rate skills in negotiating and drafting contracts in all areas of tax law and business law (media, sponsorship, consulting, licensing, agencies, service delivery, supply of goods, IT solutions, ICT service contracts, data protection, events organisation, etc.). He was also in charge of all tax issues, immigration issues and workers’ rights and risk management (insurances). At the forefront of negotiations with the highest political authorities, RYCHEN is experienced in high-level negotiations, complex arbitrations and the development of practical solutions to sophisticated problems.
In 2008 he started Partner Sports Agency, an agency that advises sports players (athletes, investors, sponsors, clubs, federations).
Since 2020, he has been teaching international commercial law, sports marketing and sponsorship at the Geneva Business School on its campuses in Geneva, Barcelona and Madrid.
He is the author of several publications, mainly in international tax law and sports law, and regularly participates in conferences as a speaker.
He specialises in business law and assists companies in all commercial and corporate areas, but also in new technologies, data protection, real estate transactions or even taxation or arbitration. He also assists before the criminal courts.
He also assists individuals in their contractual relationships, new technologies and social networks, taxation, real estate issues or conflict resolution.
He is a member of the Geneva Bar Association and the
Swiss Bar Association.