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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
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
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
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 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 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 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
Football club Manchester City has failed to block publication of arbitration-related court rulings shedding light on the English Premier League’s still-pending investigation of its financial dealings.
22 July 2021
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the arbitrators who will hear disputes and doping cases arising during the Tokyo Olympics.
15 July 2021
The High Court in London has dismissed Newcastle United’s bid to disqualify prominent sports lawyer Michael Beloff QC from chairing its arbitration against the English Premier League over an aborted £340 million takeover of the football club by a Saudi-backed consortium.
08 March 2021
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