Profile

Dr. Gurovits has, in particular, the following areas of expertise: transactions, arbitration/litigation, compliance as well as crisis management, with a particular focus on the technology and sports industries. He exercises the following legal functions in the institutions listed hereafter: FCIArb (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators); Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport TAS/CAS; Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre HKIAC; Member of the Legal Committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF; President of the Judicial Administration Supervisory Commission of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation SIHF. He holds the following management positions in the entities listed hereafter: President of the Grasshopper Football Foundation; Vice-President of Grasshopper Football Ltd; Member of the Board of Grasshopper Club Zurich, football department; Member of the Board of Phoenix Consulting and Trading Ltd.

Client Says

«András Gurovits is very responsive and an outstanding negotiator. He is a very experienced lawyer.»
Chambers Europe 2022
«András Gurovits is an excellent and an extremely complete lawyer. His work as CAS arbitrator is excellent, as he knows the law and the practice very welll and works very hard to know everything about the case – a top lawyer.»
Legal 500 2022: Sports Law
«András Gurovits is a ‘very active’ practitioner who excels at advising clients on sports-related issues.»
Who’s Who Legal 2021

Experience

Dr. Gurovits specialises in transactions, dispute resolution, compliance as well as crisis management, with a particular focus on the technology and sports industries.

He is distinguished as a leading lawyer by various legal directories such as Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 and Chambers. His extensive practical experience in the technology sector (more than ten years as software engineer and marketing manager) allows him to cover a wide range of transactions (such as acquisitions, outsourcing, restructurings, development, procurement and distribution) as well as compliance matters including data privacy, data security and regulatory. In the sports sector he not only acts as legal advisor, but also holds management positions in various sports organizations. In the field of dispute resolution, he serves for almost two decades as an arbitrator in sports and commercial proceedings as well as a legal advisor in arbitration, litigation, white collar proceedings and internal investigations. As a result of his practical experience as a turnaround manager, he is qualified to help companies that find themselves in a crisis situation

At present, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a listed arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport TAS/CAS, a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre HKIAC, a member of the Legal Committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF, and the President of the Judicial Administration Supervisory Commission of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation SIHF. In addition, he is the President of the Grasshopper Football Foundation, Zurich, and the Vice-President of Grasshopper Football Ltd (which is the corporation operating professional football of Grasshopper Club Zurich.

2010 University of Liverpool, MBA, with distinction
1993 Dissertation, subject IT consulting agreements, magna cum laude
1991 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
1987 Law Faculty of Zurich University, Licentiate/Masters, magna cum laude
Best Lawyers 2017 – 2023
Chambers Europe 2007 – 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Hall of Fame
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2019 – 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2016 – 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Hall of Fame
The Legal500 EMEA 2020 – Leading Individual
The Legal500 EMEA 2019 – Leading Individual
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Leading Individual
  • CAS/TAS Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Legal Committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF
  • Board of Directors of Grasshopper Football Ltd
  • ASA Swiss Arbitration Association
  • ASDS Association Suisse de Droit du Sport
  • ISLA International Sports Lawyers Association ISLA
  • ITechLaw
  • IAAP International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
2001 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
1994 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
1990 Sales Manager, then Marketing Manager with an international IT/telecoms provider
1989 Clerk at the District Court of Zurich
1987 Head of IT and Internal Services of leading publishing company in Zurich
1981 Software Developer with an international IT provider (part time/working student)

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Deals & Cases

30.05.2022

Pitcher receives strategic growth investment from Crest Rock Partners

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05.10.2020

NEC acquires Avaloq Group AG, a leading Swiss financial software company, in a transaction worth CHF 2…

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09.04.2020

Grasshopper Football Ltd partners with new anchor investor

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Market Perception

«András Gurovits is very responsive and an outstanding negotiator. He is a very experienced lawyer.»
Chambers Europe 2022
«András Gurovits is an excellent and an extremely complete lawyer. His work as CAS arbitrator is excellent, as he knows the law and the practice very welll and works very hard to know everything about the case – a top lawyer.»
Legal 500 2022
«András Gurovits is a ‘very active’ practitioner who excels at advising clients on sports-related issues.»
Who’s Who Legal 2021

Events

29.06.2022

IT and Business Outsourcing – Key Points to Consider

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27.02.2020

Cyber Attacks in Switzerland and Lessons Learnt – What precautionary measures can be taken pre-i…

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05.03.2019

50 Mio. Euro Busse: Es gilt ernst im Datenschutz

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Firm News

25.04.2019

NKF partner Dr. András Gurovits admitted as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

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17.09.2018

Dr. András Gurovits elected to serve as member of the Judicial Administration Supervisory Commission …

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In the Media

04.09.2020

Expansion of NKF’s Technology and Data Law Practice

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Publications

01.11.2022

The Sports Law Review – Chapter

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26.10.2022

The double-eagle goal celebration: a legal or rather a socio-political issue?

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03.06.2021

AI, Machine Learning & Big Data: Switzerland 2021

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Speaking Engagements

13.07.2021

Revidiertes Schweizer Datenschutzgesetz

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24.09.2020

Die DSG Revision und weitere relevante Entwicklungen im Datenschutz – was Sie für 2021 wissen m…

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05.03.2019

Roundtable Workshop: 50 Mio Euro Busse: Es gilt Ernst im Datenschutz

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Newsletters & Alerts

01.02.2023

New FIFA Football Agent Regulations

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12.01.2022

Specific Amendments and Measures under the revised FADP – Risk-based-Approach in Light of the ne…

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09.06.2021

New Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers

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