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White & Case LLP | Iran | 4 Jun 2021

Politics at the Court of Arbitration for Sport - the case of the Iranian Judo Federation

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS") recently had to address a thorny political question. In the case of Islamic Republic of Iran Judo…

Tavernier Tschanz | Switzerland | 18 Mar 2021

Investigating arbitrator bias: extensive screening of social media not necessarily expected

The Supreme Court recently granted a request for revision and annulled a Court of Arbitration for Sport award based on justifiable doubts as to the…

Squire Patton Boggs | Global | 1 Oct 2020

Surf’s Up for Stand-Up Paddleboarding after CAS decision

In August this year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) handed down its decision in the dispute between the International Surfing Association…

Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 5 Mar 2020

Victory for Opponents of the Pro/Rel Model: the Court of Arbitration for Sport Determines There is No Obligation to Implement Pro/Rel in the United States

Last month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) handed down a decision in a case of significant import for professional soccer in the United…

Hewitsons | United Kingdom | 28 Jan 2020

Are lawyers good for sport?

The protracted and expensive court proceedings in Diane Modahl’s anti-doping case against the British Athletics Federation (BAF), leading to Modahl’s…

Schellenberg Wittmer | Switzerland | 6 Jun 2019

CAS decision to appoint a sole arbitrator not subject to challenge

In a recently published French-language decision, the Swiss Supreme Court declared a motion to set aside a decision of the Court of Arbitration for…

William Fry | Ireland | 13 May 2019

The Semenya Case and Similar Application in Ireland

In our first article in the series we considered the distinction in Ireland between athletes who are deemed employees and those who are not and in…

Tavernier Tschanz | Switzerland | 9 May 2019

Award upheld despite violation of right to be heard

The formal nature of the right to be heard has long been recognised by the Supreme Court. Applied strictly, it entails that an award affected by a…

Mauro Rubino-Sammartano | Global, Switzerland | 29 Apr 2019

Due process also in sport arbitration?

The judgment of the Swiss Federal Court of 29 January 2019[1] gives a good opportunity to review rulings of the CAS and of the Swiss Federal Tribunal…

Schellenberg Wittmer | Switzerland | 18 Apr 2019

CAS award confirmed despite allegations of a violation of substantive public policy (Swiss Supreme Court)

In decision 4A_318/2018, the Swiss Supreme Court rejected an application to set aside a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) award on the basis that…
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