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Olympic decision requires a photo finish by CAS?

Olympic decision requires a photo finish by CAS?

Premium article - 26 July 2016

With the Olympic Games in Rio just 10 days away, the Court of Arbitration for Sport could rapidly have to resolve a high number of new appeals arising from the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian competitors in response to allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Russia’s athletes fall at CAS hurdle

Russia’s athletes fall at CAS hurdle

Premium article - 21 July 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations banning Russian athletes from competing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal.

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

Premium article - 20 July 2016

Ahead of the UEFA European Championships and with the Rio Olympics looming, the Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners Group held its first conference focused on arbitration and sports, inspired by "Match of the Day". William Brillat-Capello of Betto Seraglini and Chloé Vialard of Shearman & Sterling report on the event, which saw discussion of the strengths and shortcomings of CAS arbitration and reflections on former UEFA president Michel Platini's recent appeal to the court by his counsel.

Panel calls foul play in Juventus-Nike deal

Panel calls foul play in Juventus-Nike deal

Premium article - 15 July 2016

A Geneva-seated UNCITRAL tribunal has said that Italian football club Juventus breached an exclusive sponsorship deal with Nike in the fallout of a 2006 match-fixing scandal that engulfed football in Italy.

CAS clears Korean swimmer for Rio Olympics

CAS clears Korean swimmer for Rio Olympics

Premium article - 14 July 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan is eligible for selection at this summer’s Olympic Games – after it temporarily suspended a national rule which automatically bans athletes found guilty of doping for three years after their ban expires.

Russia appeals Olympic ban at CAS

Russia appeals Olympic ban at CAS

Premium article - 07 July 2016

The Russian Olympic Committee has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne – as it looks to overturn a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations to ban the country from competing at this summer’s Olympics because of allegations of doping.

A summer of work for CAS

A summer of work for CAS

Premium article - 17 June 2016

Tennis star Maria Sharapova is to appeal her two-year ban for doping offences at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, while today's IAAF vote to ban Russia from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal looks set to generate further work for the court.

Speed skating appeal puts CAS on surer footing

Speed skating appeal puts CAS on surer footing

Premium article - 07 June 2016

In a landmark ruling for sports arbitration, Germany’s highest court has ruled that agreements to refer disputes between athletes and sporting bodies to the Court of Arbitration for Sport are valid, rejecting arguments by champion speed skater Claudia Pechstein relating to a doping ban upheld by CAS six years ago.

Platini resigns after CAS tribunal upholds football ban

Platini resigns after CAS tribunal upholds football ban

Premium article - 10 May 2016

UEFA president Michel Platini has resigned after a tribunal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport refused to overturn his ban from “all football-related activities” – calling his conduct “not ethical or loyal”.

Serbia turns to CAS after Kosovo joins UEFA

Serbia turns to CAS after Kosovo joins UEFA

Premium article - 04 May 2016

Serbia has said it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne following UEFA’s decision to formally recognise Kosovo and its football federation.

Quinn Emanuel client in bribery case must arbitrate fee dispute

Quinn Emanuel client in bribery case must arbitrate fee dispute

Premium article - 29 April 2016

A former oil executive who accepted a plea deal over his participation in a scheme to bribe a Colombian government official has been told he must resolve a fee dispute with his law firm Quinn Emanuel Urqhuart & Sullivan through arbitration.

Blatter and Platini turn to CAS as bans upheld

Blatter and Platini turn to CAS as bans upheld

Premium article - 25 February 2016

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have confirmed they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, after FIFA refused to overturn their bans from “all football-related activities”; meanwhile, the court has been considering the conduct of tomorrow’s election of a new FIFA president to replace Blatter.