Premium article - November 23, 2011 - The European & Middle Eastern Arbitration Review 2012
With the sports industry estimated to account for between 3 and 6 per cent of total world trade,1 it comes as no surprise that it is also a major source of legal disputes. Of particular interest to the international arbitration community, however, is the fact that arbitration is now firmly established as the dispute resolution method of choice throughout the sports industry, with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne now receiving a new case almost every working day.
Premium article - October 19, 2011
As London gears up for the 2012 Olympics, a Court of Arbitration for Sport panel in Lausanne has ruled that an International Olympic Committee rule limiting participation by athletes who have been sanctioned for drug use in the past is invalid and unenforceable.
Premium article - September 13, 2011
The English Court of Appeal recently confirmed the arbitrability of unfair prejudice claims in a case over the transfer of Premiership footballer Peter Crouch. Claire Morel de Westgaver, an associate at Bird & Bird in London, reports on the decision and its implications for international arbitration.
Premium article - September 02, 2011
The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld a tribunal's finding that a settlement agreement reached by organisers of a Bangkok tennis tournament was valid - despite arguments that the deal was intended to thwart a forgery investigation by the Thai authorities.
Premium article - June 30, 2011
On the eve of the UK Bribery Act entering into force, Paul Cohen, a partner at Thompson & Knight in New York and the author of a leading book on corruption, considers its impact on international arbitration.
Premium article - June 24, 2011
Jurgita Petkute, an associate at Lawin in Vilnius, says uncertainty as to whether arbitration awards arising from disputes between professional sportsmen and sports clubs will be recognised and enforced in Lithuania has been resolved in time for the approaching European Basketball Championship.
Premium article - January 04, 2011
Former chess opponents Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov were on the same side in an unusual case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as they sought to persuade a tribunal of misconduct in the presidential elections for chess's supreme governing body.