Work Area: Sport

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

Semenya turns to Sidley for testosterone appeal

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.

30 May 2019

Semenya loses CAS appeal over testosterone levels

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.

01 May 2019

CAS hears Semenya appeal over testosterone rules

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.

19 February 2019

CAS leader moves to private practice in Lausanne

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.

10 January 2019

European court upholds validity of CAS jurisdiction with reservations

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.

04 October 2018

Reports of CAS’s death are greatly exaggerated

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.

11 September 2018

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