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This Website is operated jointly by  Dr. Charles Poncet and Dr. Despina Mavromati. The site features 242 translations of the opinions of the Swiss Supreme Court (Federal Tribunal ) in international arbitration since 2008. The originals are in French, German or Italian. Readers may download and use the translations as they wish at no charge. They are made available as a service to the international arbitration community.

 

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October 26, 2016

The case involved a contract for the transfer of a professional football player, which provided for a substantial amount to be paid in various instalments. In case of late payment or failure to pay, there was a contractual penalty and penalty interest. Payments were late and the single judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee ordered the debtor club to pay. He added the penalty and interest as per the contract.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_540/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 138 (2017), SJ 2017 I 169
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Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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  • Charles PONCET

    Dr Charles PONCET is a well-known practitioner of arbitration in which he has been active for more than 25 years. Dr PONCET provides the translations on this site. A former Member of the Swiss Parliament he retired from CMS von Erlach Poncet at the end of 2016 and practices arbitration in Geneva.

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    Dr Despina MAVROMATI is a sports arbitration practitioner with many years of experience in the field. A former Managing Counsel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS),  she is the founder of a Lausanne-based sports arbitration practice (SportLegis) and a Faculty member of the University of Lausanne. Dr MAVROMATI provides the translations of the Federal Tribunal decisions related to CAS.

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