Premium article - 21 December 2015
Sepp Blatter has said he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne after FIFA put an end to his presidency by banning him from football-related activities for eight years.
Premium article - 11 December 2015
UEFA chief Michel Platini has failed to lift a provisional 90-day ban imposed on him by FIFA, after a Court of Arbitration for Sport tribunal ruled that it has not caused “irreparable harm” to his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
Premium article - 09 December 2015
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne has announced the ad hoc division of arbitrators who will hear disputes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – which, for the first time, is gender equal.
Premium article - 25 November 2015
UEFA chief Michel Platini has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne to lift a ban that prevents him from taking part in the campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, amid speculation that Blatter will also turn to the court soon.
Premium article - 22 October 2015
A Serbian state-run skiing company has announced that it intends to bring an investment claim against Kosovo – which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 – accusing it of illegally expropriating the once busy ski resort of Brezovica.
16 October 2015
For 30 years, the landscape of international sports arbitration has been dominated by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The CAS is colloquially referred to as a Supreme Court for sports disputes and evidence of its influence is found throughout the sporting world. Since its establishment in 1984 it has registered approximately 4,200 separate arbitration proceedings.
Premium article - 17 September 2015
Withers’ international arbitration and international law partner Hussein Haeri and sports partner Luca Ferrari discuss the German courts' view of the independence of the Court for Arbitration for Sport, as revealed in a recent appeal brought by German speed skater Claudia Pechstein.
Premium article - 14 September 2015
An ICC tribunal has ruled on a high-stakes dispute between two Spanish TV channel operators over the cost of sports broadcasting rights, in what the local press have dubbed “the football war”.
Premium article - 27 May 2015
The 20-strong governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne has re-elected Australian John Coates as its president for a second term, while Egypt's Nabil Elaraby and Switzerland’s Corinne Schmidhauser have been appointed to lead the arbitration and arbitration appeals divisions, respectively.
Premium article - 24 April 2015
A haul of internal Sony e-mails published by WikiLeaks has revealed the cast list for an ICC arbitration in Singapore concerning media rights for Indian Premier League cricket.
Premium article - 05 January 2015
US arbitrator David W Rivkin, who took over as president of the International Bar Association on 1 January, has called for a return to a higher standard of conduct among counsel in international arbitration.
Premium article - 14 October 2014
Singaporean arbitrator Michael Hwang SC has received one of the highest distinctions in the Olympic movement for services rendered through the Court of Arbitration for Sport and its governing body.