Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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Found 6 result(s)
August 28, 2014

The case involved a decision of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (“DRC”) ordering a player and his club jointly to pay an amount of £400’000 to the Claimant because the player had been hired in breach of the relevant FIFA regulation on the transfer of players. Both joint Defendants appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) but the Player failed to pay the advance of costs and his appeal was deemed withdrawn and consequently struck out.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_6/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 85 (2015), ATF 140 III 520
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March 8, 2016

The case involved a dispute between two professional football clubs, which entered into a contract in 2010 concerning a certain professional player. As is fairly usual, the transfer of the player by one club to the other was accompanied by certain commitments in case of a subsequent transfer. A contractual penalty could apply in various circumstances.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_510/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
Bull. ASA 2016, p. 928
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May 26, 2014

The dispute involved a fee paid by a Spanish club, Real Zaragosa, to the Italian club Genoa for the transfer of Diego Milito. The fee obtained for the transfer was EUR 5 million. However the player had been transferred to Genoa in 2004 and at the time, the racing club Asociación Civil of Argentina was in bankruptcy and consequently, pursuant to applicable Argentinian law, there was a third company managing its affairs.

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Docket number: 
4A_544/2013
Original language: 
German
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 157 (2015)
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May 6, 2015

The case involved a contractual clause by which a club was entitled to obtain an additional amount should a professional football player be transferred in the future.

 

A dispute arose and the single judge of the Players’ Status Committee of FIFA denied the claim in a decision issued in March 2012, which was then appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_426/2014
Original language: 
French
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May 21, 2015

In a dispute between an Italian football club and an English company based on the acquisition by the English company of the economic rights of an Argentine professional football player, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) accepted jurisdiction and its Panel (chairman Ricardo de Buen, with arbitrators José Juan Pinto and Massimo Coccia) awarded the English company an amount of EUR 9’400’000, which was then challenged in the Federal Tribunal by way of a Civil law appeal.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_634/2014
Original language: 
French
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September 19, 2017

The case involved a final award of 23 November, 2016, issued by an Arbitral Tribunal chaired by Antonio Rigozzi, sitting with arbitrators Pierre-Yves Tschanz and Tetiana Bersheda. The arbitration was under the aegis of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, governed by Swiss law and the venue was in Geneva.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_12/2017
Original language: 
French
Published: 
36 ASA Bulle 173 (2018), ATF 143 III 578
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