Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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April 11, 2011

Luis Fernandez, the well-known French football coach was hired by a football club in Qatar in 2005 but he terminated his employment with that Club a few months later. He agreed to pay an amount of EUR 400,000 to the Qatari Club as a consequence of the termination. He did so in January 2006, upon his representative being given by fax the name of a Curacao company and a bank account in Geneva. The payment was apparently made by a Seychelles company on behalf of the coach.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_604/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
31 ASABull 89 (2013)
Parties
Counsel
Respondent: 
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
August 14, 2008

The case involves an attempt at obtaining revision of an award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of April 16, 2008, in which the sole arbitrator rejected a claim for a commission on the transfer of a football player. Revision was sought on the basis of subsequent discovery of an alleged lack of impartiality of the arbitrator (see at 2.2.2).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_234/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 512 (2009)
also see 2 SwissIntArbRep 303 (2008)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
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Arbitrator (s): 
June 2, 2010

The case involved a dispute between the Ukrainian Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk (“Shakhtar”) and the Spanish Club Real Zaragoza, as well as the Brazilian player Matuzalem Da Silva.

Da Silva, on loan from Zaragoza, was transferred from an Italian Club to Shakhtar in 2004. In 2007, an offer was made by an Italian club which Shakhtar rejected. Da Silva then terminated his employment with Shakhtar and signed a new contract with Zaragoza.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_320/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 822 (2010)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
June 10, 2010

This opinion of the Swiss Supreme Court, dated June 10, 2010, is somewhat unusual because the Court chose to mention the names of the parties in the text published on the Court’s website. Readers of the decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal know that the names are generally omitted, except in cases involving public figures and this seems to have been the reason in this case as the Appellant was the well-known football player Adrian Mutu.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_458/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 520 (2010)
Parties
Appellant: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: