Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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December 5, 2008

The opinion is quite interesting, as you will see. For one thing, the appeal was granted in part, which does not happen very often and caused it to be reported on the web site of the Global Arbitration Review on April 22nd (see enclosed article). The case involved whether or not a sole arbitrator sitting in Switzerland had jurisdiction on three parties not having formally signed the arbitration clause, in view of an other closely related contract signed the same day.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_376/2008
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 745 (2009)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 157 (2009)
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January 9, 2009

Dodô v. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), to which Hansjörg Stutzer referred in his criticism of the Busch decision, involved the Brazilian player Ricardo Dodô . He tested positive after a random doping check in June 2007 and was suspended for 120 days by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_460/2008
Original language: 
German
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 540 (2009)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 41 (2009)
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July 8, 2009

In 2007, a swimmer tested positive to an illegal substance during the World Military Swimming Championship in Hyderabad (India). Disciplinary proceedings followed and the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”), which ordered results made by the swimmer between October 2007 and August 2008 cancelled. He was also disqualified for two years from February 6, 2008.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_10/2009
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
3 SwissIntArbRep 305 (2009)
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November 6, 2009

The decision is an interesting one because the Federal Tribunal annulled the jurisdictional award issued by the CAS on June 23, 2009. Those of you who receive Hansjörg Stutzer’s excellent newsletter will have read his comments and the case is most likely to be discussed in further legal writing in the months ahead.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_358/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 166 (2011)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 495 (2009)
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March 10, 2010

This opinion of the Federal Tribunal of March 10, 2010, is related to sport arbitration, which nowadays tends to become the main “provider” of appeals to the Swiss Federal Tribunal. This is due to the fact that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Also, there are numerous sport arbitrations, some of which inevitably find their way to the Federal Tribunal, including some cases in which it is clear that an appeal should not have been filed at all.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_4/2010
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 848 (2010)
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April 18, 2011

The case is of moderate interest as it deals with an issue that is only significant to sports arbitration.

 

A football trainer from Bulgaria trained APOP Kinyras, a Cypriot football club. In late 2008, two of his players tested positive to oxymesterone, a prohibited anabolic steroid. It turned out that the trainer had made some “white pills” available to the players – and some of them apparently did not resist the temptation.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_640/2010
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 144 (2012)
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June 18, 2012

This decision dated June 18, 2012 is of limited interest and should really be read only if you are actively involved in sport arbitration.

A young Polish karting driver took part in a competition in Germany in July 2010. He was 12 years old at the time but tested positive for Nikethamide, an illicit substance. The medical panel of the Anti-Doping Committee of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile banned him from competition for two years and annulled his results.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_636/2011
Original language: 
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April 19, 2011

The case involved the professional football player Omer Riza. Riza plays for the English club Histon. He was born in the UK of Turkish Cypriot descent, started as a youth with Arsenal but then in 2006 he signed with the Turkish club Trabzonspor.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_404/2010
Original language: 
German
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December 14, 2012

The case involved a dispute between a professional basketball player and her former agent. On March 12, 2012 the competent body of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball, the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (Ulrich Haas, sole arbitrator) issued an award ordering her to compensate the agent.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_198/2012
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 580 (2014)
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January 30, 2013

The case involved a contract in which three parties agreed to make their respective contributions with a view to acquiring a large number of shares in a company. One of the parties failed to make its contribution and the contract contained an arbitration clause providing for arbitration in Lugano under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_335/2012
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 570 (2014)
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March 18, 2013

The case involved the coach of the Bulgarian national football team and a contract governed by Bulgarian law. The contract also stated that disputes would be referred to “the competent court” and that the parties “recognized” the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_388/2012
Original language: 
German
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March 21, 2013

The case involved a Ukrainian football player who tested positive to Furosemide, a diuretic that can mask the presence of other drugs and is accordingly banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_522/2012
Original language: 
German
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October 21, 2013

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_468/2013
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 323 (2014)
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March 5, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_563/2013
Original language: 
Italian
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June 30, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_562/2013
Original language: 
German
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