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)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
October 29, 2013

The case involved three license agreements for TV rights, entered into in 2009 and 2010. The licensors started arbitration proceedings in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and on December 20, 2012, the CAS Panel consisting of Hans Nater as sole arbitrator rejected the claim while partially upholding a counterclaim by the licensee.

 

The licensors appealed to the Federal Tribunal and the following points are of some interest in the opinion:

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_93/2013
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 351 (2014)
Parties
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
October 16, 2012

The case involved a Portuguese company created as a joint venture by three German companies. The JV entered into a Sales and Purchase Agreement with a Chinese company in 2008, containing an arbitration clause providing for ICC arbitration in Geneva.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_50/2012
Original language: 
German
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
July 16, 2012

While not addressing any fundamental legal issues, the opinion is nonetheless interesting and its recital of facts provides entertaining reading for those interested in sport arbitration.