This Website is operated jointly by  Dr. Charles Poncet and Dr. Despina Mavromati. The site features 258 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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July 24, 2017

This was a (very) low-value dispute between a professional football player and his Sub-Agent, about the validity of a second agreement for the payment of a sub-agent’s commission. It is worth noting that the facts occurred prior to the adoption of the FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries. FIFA Player X wanted to go on a loan to another team. His exclusive representative, B, contacted the “Sub-Agent,” Z, who had links to various clubs, including Club C.

Case information

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Original language: 
36 ASA Bull 133 (2018)
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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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    A graduate of the University of Cambridge presently teaching in Dubai, Justine Elamatha has a command of French and German that enables her to put together the texts of the translations on the basis of dictated files.

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