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Blatter plans to turn to CAS

Blatter plans to turn to CAS

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.

Platini suspension upheld by CAS

Platini suspension upheld by CAS

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.

CAS appoints gender-equal panel for Rio Olympics

CAS appoints gender-equal panel for Rio Olympics

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.

FIFA presidential hopeful turns to CAS (will Blatter be next?)

FIFA presidential hopeful turns to CAS (will Blatter be next?)

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.

Ski resort dispute adds frost to Serbia-Kosovo relations

Ski resort dispute adds frost to Serbia-Kosovo relations

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.

International Sports Arbitration

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.

SPORTS ARBITRATION: How the Pechstein case has brought CAS's independence into question

SPORTS ARBITRATION: How the Pechstein case has brought CAS's independence into question

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.

Spanish “football war” leads to ICC award

Spanish “football war” leads to ICC award

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”.

CAS president re-elected as all eyes on FIFA

CAS president re-elected as all eyes on FIFA

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.

Sony e-mails show who’s batting in cricket case

Sony e-mails show who’s batting in cricket case

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.

"Everyone shall behave like ladies and gentlemen"

"Everyone shall behave like ladies and gentlemen"

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.

Singapore's Hwang wins Olympic medal

Singapore's Hwang wins Olympic medal

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.