Jan Kleiner, PhD

Jan Kleiner

Adjunct Faculty


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.