Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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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)
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February 7, 2017

It deals with the recurrent issue of jurisdiction, yet this time not the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but rather of the previous instance (in casu the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, DRC).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_492/2016
Original language: 
German
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 452 (2017)
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February 9, 2017

The case involved the termination of an employment contract between a professional football player X (the Player) and the club A without cause (alongside clubs B. and C). The FIFA DRC Decision found that the Player and club C. were jointly and severally liable for the payment to A. of EUR 3'100'000, including interest, as compensation for termination of the contract without cause, in accordance with Art. 17(1) of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_690/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 670 (2017)
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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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April 13, 2010

The decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal of April 13, 2010 is truly a historical decision because for the first time since PILA came into force in 1989, the Federal Tribunal has set aside an international arbitral award for a violation of public policy.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_490/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 511 (2010)
136 BGE III 345 (2010)
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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
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July 20, 2011

The case is not without interest and it involved the technical director and chief coach of the national team of Jamaica, a Mexican citizen of Serbian origin, who had been hired in late 2006, and was terminated in November 2010. The coach filed a claim with the Players’ Status Committee of FIFA and he was awarded USD 1,000,000 for wrongful termination in February 2010. The Jamaican Football Federation appealed that decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_162/2011
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 177 (2012)
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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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