The MS International Law Firm

MS International Law is run by its founder, Melanie Schärer, and is an established and independent Swiss law firm near Lake Zurich with a strong international focus.

Why MS International Law

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The MS International Law Team

Melanie Schärer

Law firm founder/attorney-at-law

Nationality: Switzerland
Melanie Schärer

«It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.» Winston Churchill

TRAININGS
Law studies cum laude superatis at the University of Fribourg Switzerland; admission to the bar granted by the Bar Association of Canton Schwyz (Switzerland); Executive Master UZH in Art Market Studies granted by the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

ENGAGEMENTS
UEFA Pro Bono Legal Counsel, FIFA External Legal Mandatee.

MEMBERSHIPS
Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, WISLaw (Co/founder of the Women In Sports Law Association), Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (ASDS), International Association for Football Lawyers (AIAF) and Geneva Art Law Foundation.

PROFESSIONAL STAGES
Self-employed lawyer in Canton Schwyz → Group leader in the FIFA Players’ Status Department → Greenberg Traurig LLP → Founding of my own law firm (MS International Law, February 2010).

WHY I AM DOING MY JOB
I can’t stand it when people are being ripped off or their rights disregarded. This is where I want to help. I also love finding the solution and the necessary strategy for my clients’ legal problems and defending them in court.

WHAT I CARE ABOUT
Family, justice, trust, diligence, respect.

WHAT I ALSO FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT
Discovering new countries; learning languages (now I am enthusiastic about the Russian language); fashion, i.e. I would need a bigger wardrobe again; interior design; music is always playing at my place; I can’t resist a good meal and a good book; and I like to recharge my batteries during a walk through the city or a hike through the beautiful natural landscape of Switzerland.

The MS International Law Team

Andrea Cercamondi-Schärer

Administrative Assistant

Nationality: Switzerland
Melanie Schärer

«You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible.»

RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for office administration

Organiser/coordinator of meetings, interviews, events and related activities

Multimedia officer

Document and file manager; creative designer of presentations, corporate materials and office space

Supporter and fire extinguisher in a multifaceted office routine including overcoming rebellious office machines

WHY I AM DOING MY JOB
For me there is nothing better than working with my sister, supporting her in the office and taking care of little things. I enjoy being creative and it gives me great pleasure to implement new ideas in a team. It is incredibly beautiful to see how our clients thank Melanie Schärer for helping them securing their rights. I also like my job at MS International Law very much, because I can learn a lot of new things here and constantly improve my skills.

WHAT I CARE ABOUT
Family, Health, Mindfulness, Honesty

WHAT I ALSO FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT
Seniors, because they have a lot to tell; handkerchiefs, because they are good for us and the environment; I have a weakness for beautiful hotels; I get strength from the sun and I love the wind and water; I am always available for a social evening with good friends.

Our Law Firm is in the heart of Switzerland, approximately 35 Km. from the Home of FIFA in Zürich and around 2.5 hours by train from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.