Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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February 23, 2011

The matter involves the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) and FIFA. In October 2006, FIFA suspended the KFF membership for a number of reasons, mainly interference of the Kenyan governmental authorities according to the subsequent arbitral award (which is published on the website of the Court of arbitration for sport: www.tas-cas.org).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_326/2010
Original language: 
German
Parties
Counsel
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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)
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March 27, 2012

This case dated March 27, 2012 is a landmark in Swiss jurisprudence and therefore called for an immediate translation into English in view of the great interest of the decision. It is certainly worth reading.

As you will see, the case involved FIFA and a Brazilian player known as Matuzalem, who presently plays with the Italian club Lazio of Rome.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_558/2011
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 591 (2012)
138 BGE III 322
Parties
Counsel
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Chairman: 
May 29, 2013

The case involved a transfer from Uruguay to Spain and the Spanish club acquiring the player failed to pay the various amounts due to the transferring club. The FIFA Players’ Status Committee ordered the payment and then the FIFA Disciplinary Committee imposed a sanction on the Spanish club.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_620/2012
Original language: 
German
Published: 
32 Asa Bull 57 (2014)
Parties
Counsel
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January 20, 2010

The opinion issued the Federal Tribunal issued on January 20, 2010 regards the jurisdictional issues in connection with the case of Essam El Hadary v. Al-Ahly Sporting Club and FC Sion.

The case involves a jurisdictional award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued on October 7, 2009. The CAS was composed of Ulrich Haas, Olivier Carrard (a partner at ZPG), and Massimo Coccia as Chairman.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_548/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 64 (2010)
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February 17, 2011

The case involved a Turkish football club and a professional player with which the club had an employment relationship. The player was then injured and ultimately the club sought damages before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, which awarded a substantial amount on January 9, 2009. Both Parties appealed and on June 7, 2010, a panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) composed of Mr. Efraim Barak as Chairman, with Mr. Michel Bernasconi and Mr.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_402/2010
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 685 (2012)
Parties
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January 6, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_476/2013
Original language: 
French
Parties
Counsel
February 24, 2015

The case involved the unpleasant incident that took place after a qualifying football match between Croatia and Iceland in November 2013. Croatia won, but a few minutes after the end of the game, a player came back to the field, grabbed a microphone and made some statements which FIFA considered to be in breach of its disciplinary code.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_544/2014
Original language: 
German
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April 1, 2016

The case involved a professional football player who had played for three clubs – despite the fact that the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players limit a player’s ability to enter official games on behalf of more than two clubs during the same season.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_620/2015
Original language: 
French
Parties
Counsel
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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
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January 12, 2011

The case of the well-known football player Essam El Hadary has occupied the Federal Tribunal three times, and the enclosed decision of January 12, 2011, is the second one.

 

As you may recall, a first decision of January 20, 2010 (4A_548/2009), involved a jurisdictional award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued on October 7, 2009.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_394/2010
Original language: 
French
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January 12, 2011

This is the third decision in the Essam El Hadary's matter, which was issued on January 12, 2011.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_392/2010
Original language: 
French
Parties
Counsel
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Chairman: 
December 6, 2012

The case concerned another alleged breach of employment contract by a player who signed with another club before his employment contract expired.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_276/2012
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 Asa Bull 77 (2014)
Parties
Counsel
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March 3, 2014

The case involved the well-known football player Ismaël Bangoura, the Al-Nasr sports club of Dubai, and the French FC Nantes.

In 2010, Bangoura transferred from a French club to Al-Nasr and certain commitments were made with regard to his salary. The following year, he left Dubai without authorization from Al-Nasr and in early 2012 he signed a contract with Nantes.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_304/2013
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 384(2014)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
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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