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Decurtins, Remo

Remo Decurtins



Remo Decurtins is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Zurich office. His practice focuses on complex, high-stakes litigations, arbitrations and criminal and regulatory investigations, on behalf of companies and individuals, frequently involving multiple jurisdictions. He has represented clients before Swiss courts in various employment disputes.  

Remo has a particular interest in national and international sports and has represented several high-profile clients in football, basketball, boxing, car racing, and other sports, in complex business disputes.  Remo also provides support to sports associations, clubs and league organizers with respect to corporate governance and compliance, contracting and crisis management, and advises on all aspects of transfers of athletes and of athletes’ management arrangements. Recently, he assisted an event organizer in creating an annual “Champions League” tournament, and advised on the transfer of a race car driver active in Formula 1 and Formula E.

Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Remo worked as an associate at leading business law firms in Geneva, Zurich and New York. 

Remo obtained his law degree from University of Lucerne (Master of Law, 2010) and his LL.M. from New York University (NYU) School of Law (2016).  He is admitted to the Zurich Bar and the State Bar of New York.


  • New York University School of Law
  • (LL.M., 2016)

  • University of Lucerne
  • (Master of Law, summa cum laude, 2010)

  • University of Lucerne
  • (Bachelor of Law, 2008)


The Zurich Bar; The State Bar of New York


  • English
  • German
  • French

Publications and Lectures

  • The Proposed Strengthening of Group Action in Swiss Civil Procedure (with Th. Werlen), CapLaw 24 October 2018
  • Major League Soccer’s Exceptionalism in FIFA’s Transfer System: For How Much Longer?, in: Marquette Sports Law Review 2/2017, 331-355
  • Working Time and Overtime Compliance: Recent Developments Around the World, in: Practising Law Institute (PLI), International Employment Law 2017, Course Handbook, 239-252 (co-authorship with M.L. Schmelkin, Partner Jones Day)
  • Kommentierung von Art. 356-362 OR (Gesamtarbeitsvertrag und Normalarbeitsvertrag), in: Kostkiewicsz/Wolf/ Amstutz/Fankhauser (eds.), Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Obligationenrecht, 3rd edition, Zurich 2016
  • Brief aus New York, Erfahrungsbericht aus dem LL.M., in: Plädoyer 5/2016, 27
  • Sonderfall Major League Soccer im FIFA-Transferwesen: Wie lange noch?, in: Causa Sport 3/2016, 240-251
  • The Nightmare and the Noble Dream, Wirtschaftliche Freiheiten in der Verfassung – ein Rechtsvergleich zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und der Schweiz, in: Mathis/Caroni/Heselhaus/Norer (eds.), Festschrift für Paul Richli zum 65. Geburtstag, Zurich/St.Gallen 2011, 369 et seqq. (co-authorship with Prof. Dr. Mathis)