Work Area: Sport

Argentine footballer settles image rights dispute

Argentine footballer and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has settled an ICC arbitration worth around €35 million with his former agent over image rights, a dispute that reportedly scuppered potential moves to English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

26 January 2021

CAS finds discrimination in Asian football elections

A tribunal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has found that Asia’s football body discriminated against female candidates during elections for seats on the FIFA council – and its failure to properly investigate alleged third-party interference amounted to a denial of justice.

25 January 2021

Chinese swimmer wins challenge over arbitrator's tweets

A Swiss court has overturned a CAS award that handed a Chinese swimmer an eight-year doping ban – finding that the tribunal chair, former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini, had shown bias in tweets criticising Chinese dog meat eating practices and referencing skin colour.

15 January 2021

Semenya to take appeal to European Court of Human Rights

Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will take the fight over her testosterone levels to the European Court of Human Rights, after failing to set aside a CAS award upholding rules that prevent her from running in some events.

19 November 2020

Russian biathletes overturn lifetime ban at CAS

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned lifetime bans imposed on three Russian biathletes over their alleged participation in a state-sponsored doping programme.

02 October 2020

Semenya loses appeal over testosterone rules

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has dismissed a bid by Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya to set aside a CAS award upholding requirements that she take testosterone suppression treatment to compete in certain female athletics events.

08 September 2020

Manchester City overturns European ban at CAS

AWARD NOW PUBLIC. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football for overstating its sponsorship revenue.

13 July 2020

Manchester City to lodge CAS appeal over European ban

Manchester City will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being banned from European football for two seasons and fined €30 million for overstating its sponsorship revenue.

18 February 2020

WADA requests CAS ruling on Russia ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to rule on Russia’s four-year ban from all major sporting events for manipulating laboratory data – with both parties instructing external counsel.

10 January 2020

Rivkin appointed to new CAS anti-doping division

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.

12 June 2019

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