Born in 1966, Mr. Welten is Attorney at law. He graduated from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 1995 and finished Duke Law School, Durham, NC, the USA in 1999. He is founder and partner of the law firm KanzleiWelten, Berne. He speaks German, English, Italian, French, and has a basic understanding of Spanish.
Mr Welten is a Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) arbitrator in international sports law cases; he experienced over 120 cases as sole or party appointed arbitrator respectively president of the panel. In February 2018 he was a member of the CAS ad hoc Panel at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
In 2020 Mr. Welten was named as President of the Association of Internationale de Boxe Amateure (AIBA) Ethics Commission. He also serves on the License Commission for Swiss Football League and has served on the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique disciplinary commission, the Swiss Olympic Association Anti-doping Commission and the Swiss Cycling doping sanctioning commission.
He is a member of the Bernese, Zurich, and Swiss Bar Association, Union International des Avocats, International Bar Association, Associations Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA), Court of Arbitration for Sport, and Rotary.
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