Kleiner Jan
Partner

Dr. Jan Kleiner

It is always a pleasure to work with Jan.

Source in Legal 500 2020

Jan is also a “global advisor".

Source in Legal 500 2020

One of the key players in the sector TMT.

Source in Legal 500 2020

Great attitude and problem-solving approach

Source in Legal 500 2020

Very well-rounded.

Source in Chambers Europe 2020

If you are looking for an exception to the rule he probably knows it or he can find it.

Peers in Who's Who Legal 2019

A leader in sports law who knows Swiss law as applied to sports in an incredible way.

Who's Who Legal 2019

Very smart sports lawyer.

Who's Who Legal Sports & Entertainment 2019

The guy at the core of the issues in sports law.

Who's Who Legal Sports & Entertainment 2019

One of the most prominent figures in Swiss sports law.

Who's Who Legal 2019

Highly praised for his detail, great understanding, and excellent presentation skills.

Who's Who Legal 2019

For clients on difficult cases.

Who's Who Legal 2017

It is always a pleasure to work with Jan.

Source in Legal 500 2020

Jan is also a “global advisor".

Source in Legal 500 2020

About

Jan Kleiner Co-heads our firm's sport practice group. His practice covers contentious and non-contentious matters in the fields of national and international sports law as well as media, entertainment and data protection law. He furthermore advises clients on technology and telecommunication law matters. Before joining Bär & Karrer in 2013, Jan Kleiner has obtained a doctorate in international sports law from the University of Zurich, he was Legal Counsel in an international sports federation and a Partner in a law firm specialized in sports, media and entertainment law. In addition, Jan Kleiner holds a Global Executive Master in International Sports Law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia in Madrid (Spain).

Jan Kleiner regularly publishes on national and international sports law topics and data protection matters. He is a lecturer in international sports law at the University of Zurich and in various other national and international Sports Law Master programs. He is also a lecturer in data protection law at the University of Applied Sciences of the Canton of Graubünden. He furthermore acts as President of the Sports Law Alumni, an international Alumni organization of sports law graduates.

Jan Kleiner is listed as a Thought Leader in Sports Law by Who is Who International and he is a recognized leader in Technology, Media and Telecommunication Law.

LanguagesGerman, English, French, Spanish
Curriculum
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2019)
  • Partner in a boutique law firm specialising in sports, media and entertainment law (2017-2019)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2014-2017)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2013)
  • Legal Employee at Bär & Karrer (2013)
  • Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (Madrid): Global Executive Master in International Sports Law (2012)
  • Legal Counsel with an International Sports Federation (2010-2012)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2008-2012)
  • Junior Associate at a Swiss Law Firm (2006-2008)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (2005)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • President and Chairman of the Board of the ISDE Sports Law Alumni (ISDE SLA)
  • Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (ASDS)
  • Alumni University of Zurich
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Jan Kleiner's Deals, Cases & News

Contact

Jan Kleiner
P: +41 58 261 53 84
F: +41 58 261 50 01
jan.kleiner@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

Assistant
Mara Bozin
P: +41 58 261 54 11
F: +41 58 261 50 01
mara.bozin@baerkarrer.ch