Over 40 international federations and international sports-related organizations have their headquarters in Switzerland, notably the UEFA (Union Européenne de Football Association) and the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) which makes Switzerland, the hub and epicenter of global sport administration. Switzerland has been attractive to such governing bodies for many reasons: its geographic location, highly qualified workforce, political stability, neutrality, security, quality of life, plus an attractive tax regime and legal code.
Delwik as a Swiss-based firm is also dedicated to offering legal advisory and consultancy services, to sports men and women, through it branch, Delwik Sports Legal Advisory, on any issues they may face in their sports career and beyond, from transfers and protection of minors, employment contracts, commercial contracts (sponsoring), rights of privacy, data privacy, corporate matters, family planning, property acquisitions, tax structuring, immigration, disciplinary hearings, and private clients matters with a specific focus on assisting African players willing to evolve at the top level on the sport global stage. Delwik Sport Legal Advisory aims to act as one point of contact for all legal matters to make life easier for the sports player. We understand the sports industry from both a legal, commercial, and professional sports standpoint and we can support you in any legal matter with our full-service practices. Working alongside agents, accountants, financial advisers and professionals, our aim is to look after our sport clients’ welfare, allowing them to concentrate on what they do best: SPORT.
At the core of our mission is the protection of the sports athletes; the sports industry involves many stakeholders including clubs, leagues, national federations, international sports organizations, sponsors, agents, media broadcasting rights and others, but out of which the most important assets of all at the core of Sports developments and entertainment lies with the performance of the Sports player.
At Delwik, the focus has always been to build bridges between Africa and the rest of the world and Delwik Sports Legal Advisory follows this DNA. Our aim is to build a lasting legacy that supports all players and in particular African players around the world and to bring our contribution to the sustainable development of Sports in Africa.