Patrick Pithon is a Swiss qualified attorney specialising in international commercial and sports arbitration. He advises athletes, clubs and sports federations in a wide range of matters, particularly in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Additionally, he acts as counsel or secretary to the arbitral tribunal in commercial arbitration proceedings under various rules, including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and Swiss Rules. He also advises clients in arbitration-related court proceedings in Switzerland, including actions to set aside Swiss arbitral awards or to recognise and enforce foreign arbitral awards.
Patrick is the Legal Coordinator of the Swiss Esports Federation and serves as Co-Chair of the Swiss VYAP (Very Young Arbitration Practitioners).
Prior to joining LKK, he worked as an associate in the sports and arbitration department of an international law firm in Geneva. He also gained experience as a junior associate in the litigation and arbitration department of a top-tier law firm in Geneva and in the International Cooperation team of the Enforcement Division of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
Patrick holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne (summa cum laude) and is admitted to the Geneva Bar, where he ranked first in his class.
Overview of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court’s Case Law in Arbitration (1 March 2018 to 31 December 2022)
Jusletter, 14 August 2023 (co-authors Fabrice Robert-Tissot and Sumin Jo)Download (pdf)
Arbitration 2022 Year in Review – Switzerland
Arbitration 2022 Year in Review – Switzerland, Jus Mundi’s Arbitration Year in Review, 14 February 2023, pp. 30-32
Swiss VYAP and YAWP Interview Series: Insights into Career Paths in International Arbitration
Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 8 March 2023 (co-author Yasmine Fuelna)