Bär & Karrer advises CVC Capital Partners on its partnership with FIVB

CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s main private equity firms, will partner with Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the world governing body of the sport of volleyball, in the newly founded joint-venture VW Volleyball World. VW Volleyball World SA will be responsible for the commercial operation of key volleyball and beach volleyball events, including the World Championships, Olympic Qualifiers and the Volleyball Nations League. The partnership will particularly focus on event hosting, fan experience, media, data and digital opportunities, as well as sponsorship.

The team

Bär & Karrer acts alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (lead counsel) as Swiss legal advisor to CVC in this transaction. The team includes Christoph Neeracher (pictured), Luca Jagmetti and Lukas Bründler (all M&A), Susanne Schreiber and Martin Leu (both Tax), Markus Wang (IP/IT), Laura Widmer (Employment), Mani Reinert (Antitrust) as well as Jan Kleiner (Sports Law).