Work Area: Sport

CAS panel clears Ecuador to play in World Cup

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared Ecuador to play in the World Cup after confirming the eligibility of its player Byron Castillo – despite finding the country liable for using false information about his place and date of birth.

09 November 2022

JAMS decides Fox dispute over betting brand stake

A JAMS arbitrator has ruled that Fox will have to pay over US$3.7 billion if it wants to acquire a stake in a fast-growing US sports betting brand – nearly twice as much as the Rupert Murdoch-owned entertainment group had argued for.

07 November 2022

Aston Martin faces claim over hypercar project

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has been hit with an ICC claim reportedly worth £150 million over a terminated deal to underwrite its Valkyrie hypercar.

23 September 2022

Russian and Ukrainian football clubs take FIFA to CAS

Football clubs in Russia and Ukraine are united in anger at FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to suspend their contracts and leave in light of the war between the two countries, with teams from each filing claims at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

21 July 2022

CAS upholds Russian football bans

Russian football’s governing body and four clubs have lost appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their exclusion from international competitions including the forthcoming World Cup as a result of the war in Ukraine.

19 July 2022

Speed skater wins German constitutional appeal over CAS clause

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has won a constitutional appeal over the validity of an arbitration agreement requiring her to submit a dispute over a doping ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

13 July 2022

CAS to hear Russian appeals against sports bans

Russian sports organisations are preparing appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over bans of their athletes and teams from international competitions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

04 March 2022

The Lords of the Rings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the arbitrators who will hear disputes and doping cases arising from the Beijing Winter Olympics, which opened today.

04 February 2022

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

The Olympic Games: Citius, Altius, Fortius and litigious?

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad have begun, played under the Olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (faster, higher, stronger). But to what extent will the Tokyo Olympic Games also be litigious? Mark Mangan, Ananya Mitra and Miranda Elvidge of Dechert consider the categories of disputes that may arise.

27 July 2021

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