Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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March 27, 2014

The case involved a group of Ukrainian players who took money to fix a game and got caught. Among the evidence were video recordings and the transcript of a phone conversation. The Control and Disciplinary Committee (CDC) of the Ukrainian Football Federation (FFU) banned a player for life and issued various other sanctions in a decision of August 9, 2010.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_448/2013
Original language: 
German
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November 24, 2009

The case involved a well-known German jump rider whose horse tested positive for Capsaicin during the riding competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Hong-Kong. Capsaicin is an irritant, which produces a burning sensation on any tissue and it is basically the active component of chilli peppers. The rider was suspended on August 22, 2008 and he explained that the horse had been suffering from chronical back pains for a while, thus justifying the use of an ointment containing Capsaicin.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_284/2009
Original language: 
German
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Chairman: 
May 7, 2010

This decision the Federal Tribunal issued on May 7, 2010 involves two international Russian biathletes belonging to the Russian National Biathlon Team, who were tested for illicit substances at the end of 2008 and found positive.

The International Biathlon Union Doping Hearing Panel suspended the biathletes for two years from the date of the tests and an appeal was made to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_620/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 658 (2010)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
December 22, 2008

The case involved the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) trying to deal with an application to the UEFA by Gibraltar. After a first CAS decision of October 22, 2003 pursuant to which the UEFA was ordered to decide on Gibraltar’s application, membership was denied by the UEFA Executive Committee and a new appeal was made to the CAS. On July 6, 2006 the CAS ordered UEFA to admit Gibraltar provisionally and to put the matter on the agenda of its next Congress, which again denied membership.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_392/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 547 (2009)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 1 (2009)
Parties
Counsel
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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
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Chairman: 
September 28, 2010

The matter of the well-known German speed skater Claudia Pechstein was already the subject of a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) award of November 25, 2009, which was appealed to the Federal Tribunal. The appeal was rejected. Please refer to

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_144/2010
Original language: 
German
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 47 (2011)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
June 10, 2010

This opinion of the Swiss Supreme Court, dated June 10, 2010, is somewhat unusual because the Court chose to mention the names of the parties in the text published on the Court’s website. Readers of the decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal know that the names are generally omitted, except in cases involving public figures and this seems to have been the reason in this case as the Appellant was the well-known football player Adrian Mutu.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_458/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 520 (2010)
Parties
Appellant: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
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
Counsel
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Chairman: 
June 11, 2014

The case involved a professional cyclist who tested positive for testosterone in June 2007 and again in February 2011. The German anti-doping agency referred the case to the German Arbitral Institution (DIS) and in June 2012 the sole arbitrator appointed by the DIS held that the Decision Limits had not been properly established in the case as there were significant differences between the results of the A and B Samples taken from the athlete.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_178/2014
Original language: 
German
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 782 (2014)
Parties
Counsel
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Chairman: