12 June 2019
Debevoise & Plimpton’s co-chair of international disputes David W Rivkin has been elected deputy president of the new anti-doping division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – while Carole Malinvaud of Gide Loyrette Nouel has been re-elected president of the CAS ordinary arbitration division.
30 May 2019
Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya has instructed Sidley Austin for an appeal against a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision upholding requirements that she take testosterone suppression treatment to compete in certain female athletics events.
01 May 2019
South African runner Caster Semenya has lost her landmark case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over limits imposed by athletics’ governing body on testosterone levels in female athletes.
19 February 2019
A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has begun hearing a high-profile appeal by South African runner Caster Semenya against limits imposed by athletics’ governing body on testosterone levels in female athletes.
10 January 2019
The former deputy secretary general of the Court of Arbitration for Sport William Sternheimer has joined specialist boutique Morgan Sports Law, where he will head the firm’s newly opened Lausanne office.
Premium article - 04 October 2018
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by two sportspeople that proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport were insufficiently independent to be considered a fair trial – but ruled that one of the hearings should have been held publicly.
Premium article - 11 September 2018
Lawyers have downplayed the significance of a Belgian court judgment which held that a clause in FIFA’s statute providing for the mandatory resolution of disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport is incompatible with Belgian law – amid suggestions that the decision threatens the legitimacy and jurisdiction of CAS.
Premium article - 07 June 2018
A group of lawyers and academics is threatening to file a claim at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over alleged discrimination against Israeli athletes through bans on their flag and national anthem at international sporting events in certain Arab countries.
Premium article - 09 February 2018
The ad hoc division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected appeals by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against the International Olympic Committee’s decision not invite them to participate in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang because of their alleged involvement in state-sponsored doping four years ago.
Premium article - 01 February 2018
Just eight days before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are set to begin, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld appeals by 28 Russian athletes over their lifetime bans from Olympic competition for doping offences – and reduced bans for 11 more.