Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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January 15, 2019

The judgement is far more interesting for its factual background than for its legal findings; it puts an end to highly publicized legal battle between Alexander Legkov (and several other Russian athletes) and the IOC, which lies at the heart of the so-called “Russian doping scandal”.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_382/2018
Original language: 
French
Parties
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
January 11, 2011

The case involved a company that had entered into two License Agreements with the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) for the production and distribution of DVDs in various territories. The contracts were governed by Swiss law and contained arbitration clauses providing for the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_579/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 716 (2011)
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Appellant: 
Counsel
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Respondent: 
PDF version of the translation: 
Arbitrator (s): 
November 25, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_586/2014
Original language: 
German
Published: 
34 ASA Bull 465 (2016)
Parties
Appellant: 
Counsel
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)
Parties
Appellant: 
Counsel
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
March 5, 2010

The case involved a Sport Federation and a press conference. While the Federal Tribunal, in accordance with its practice, made it impossible to identify the parties from the opinion as published on its website, a little bit of sleuthing on Google quickly shows that the case involved the press conference held by Mr. Rudel Obreja, a Romanian technical delegate, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in connection with some alleged misdeeds within the International Boxing Association.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_524/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 584 (2010)
Parties
Appellant: 
Counsel
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
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Chairman: 
Arbitrator (s): 
February 28, 2013

The case involved a weightlifter who tested positive for Boldenone (an anabolic steroid) and was ruled ineligible for four years, which prevented him from competing anywhere.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_576/2012
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 543 (2014)
Parties
Counsel
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
February 10, 2010

The decision of February 10, 2010 again originated from sport arbitration and as you will see from the text of the opinion, the Swiss Federal Tribunal took the somewhat unusual step of actually mentioning the names of the parties in the decision published on the website of the Federal Tribunal.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_612/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 612 (2010)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
February 20, 2018

This judgment could be characterized as the “sequel” to the Lazutina judgment that was rendered by the Swiss Federal Tribunal 15 years ago (ATF 129 III 445). It is also interesting for other factual – and not necessarily arbitration-related – reasons. It has already been commented in the Thouvenin newsletter, a copy of which is attached for ease of reference.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_260/2017
Original language: 
French
Published: 
36 ASA Bull 406 (2018), ATF 144 III 120
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: