Micael Totaro is a Swiss qualified attorney-at-law who specialises in international commercial and sports arbitration.
He has been involved as co-counsel and secretary in over 50 international arbitration proceedings (ICC, Swiss Arbitration, CAS). His practice encompasses a wide range of commercial topics, such as sponsoring, licensing, distribution & agency, employment, purchases and trading, web-based user agreements, mergers & acquisitions, joint venture, shareholder agreements and corporate matters. He has also acted in numerous arbitration-related litigation proceedings, including debt enforcement and attachments proceedings, enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards.
Micael has nearly 10 years of experience at the highest level of the sports industry. He has been involved in some of the most critical operations of the commercialisation of sports, including major sponsorship deals, development and organisation of international sports events, supply of equipment, licensing and distribution of TV/Media rights and broadcasting/live feed production agreements.
He has also acquired an extensive knowledge of the resolution of sports-specific disputes, having acted before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and major sports federations’ judicial bodies (FIFA, UEFA, FIBA, FIVB, UCI), in a variety of cases related to governance and associative matters, players’ eligibility and transfers, clubs or agents-related disputes, disciplinary and anti-doping proceedings.
Prior to joining Peter & Kim in January 2023, he was an associate in a Geneva boutique law firm specialised in international sports & business arbitration.