Work Area: Sport

CJEU ruling heralds clash between EU law and sports arbitration

Practitioners have been reacting to a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union that mandatory CAS arbitration provisions in the rules of an international sports federation may clash with EU competition law.

05 January 2024

Spanish contractor pursues Gabon over stadium award

A Spanish infrastructure company has asked a US court to enforce a €12.5 million ICC award against Gabon over a failed project to upgrade a football stadium for the Africa Cup of Nations.

13 October 2023

Semenya wins human rights appeal

The European Court of Human Rights has found that the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Swiss courts failed to provide an effective remedy to South African runner Caster Semenya when they upheld rules that prevented her from competing in certain events.

11 July 2023

Belarusian lawyer gets 10-year jail sentence after supporting Ukraine

Lawyers have condemned the decision of a Belarusian court to sentence local arbitration practitioner Aliaksandr Danilevich to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of criminal offences relating to his criticism of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

13 April 2023

European golf tour wins dispute with rebel players

An arbitral tribunal has reportedly found that the European golf tour was entitled to suspend and fine rebel golfers for joining a Saudi-backed breakaway competition without permission.

05 April 2023

CAS hears Russian and Ukrainian football claims

Two panels at the Court of Arbitration for Sport have begun hearing claims brought by Russian and Ukrainian football clubs over FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to leave due to the ongoing war between the countries.

05 December 2022

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

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