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Is ICCA too big?

Is ICCA too big?

Premium article - 22 June 2010

The surroundings were sparkling; the programme less so, say some. Was this year’s ICCA Congress in Rio de Janeiro just too big?

End of the road for Romanian footballer?

End of the road for Romanian footballer?

Premium article - 18 June 2010

The Swiss Federal Court's dismissal of Adrian Mutu's attempts to set aside a Court of Arbitration for Sport award has left the footballer with little option but to pay his former club, Chelsea FC, more than €17 million in compensation for breach of contract.

Brazil v Rest of World

Brazil v Rest of World

Premium article - 26 May 2010

ICCA conference, Rio de Janeiro: A group of practitioners brought arbitration tactics to the football field in a “friendly” pitching Brazil against the rest of the world.

CAS division declines to hear skater's appeal in Vancouver

CAS division declines to hear skater's appeal in Vancouver

Premium article - 19 February 2010

German speed-skater Claudia Pechstein will not participate in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver after members of the ad-hoc division of CAS arbitrators hearing disputes at the games ruled they lacked jurisdiction to review her doping ban.

America's Cup arbitration: what went wrong?

America's Cup arbitration: what went wrong?

Premium article - 19 February 2010

This week Swiss defender Alinghi lost to US challenger BMW Oracle in the 33rd America’s Cup. Earlier, it had been decided that the New York courts trounced arbitration as the forum for deciding disputes related to the contest, concluding two years of legal battles. Are the two outcomes linked and should CAS be used to determine disputes in the future? Laurence Burger of Tavernier Tschanz tells the story.

CAS ice hockey ban reversed by Swiss court

Premium article - 06 January 2010

A German ice hockey player has avoided a two-year ban for refusing a random doping test, after Switzerland's highest court took the rare step of annulling a Court of Arbitration for Sport award.

Tunisian moot team: "This is the Olympics for law students"

Premium article - 08 April 2009

For the first time, a team from the Maghreb is competing at the Vis moot. The team told Global Arbitration Review how they've gone where no other Tunisian law students have been, and about the part played by the ICC and Dechert LLP.

Swiss Supreme Court affirms right to be heard

Premium article - 13 March 2009

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has annulled a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision after the tribunal used an unexpected legal basis for a decision without hearing the parties first.

CAS reduces coach's life ban - to 15 years

Premium article - 23 February 2009

A tribunal has reduced an Austrian ski coach's life ban for blood doping offences to 15 years, in a case that saw the International Olympic Committee intervening to prevent an inconsistent decision.

CAS bans Pinter over doping offences

Premium article - 26 November 2008

A team from Freshfields has helped the International Olympic Committee to establish a potentially important principle at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.