Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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Found 12 result(s)
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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December 20, 2010

The case involved a professional football player who had played for a professional club in Europe between September 2004 and July 2005.

 

A dispute arose and on October 31, 2008, the Dispute Resolution Chamber of FIFA ordered the Club to pay salary in arrears and an additional amount for breach of contract to the player.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_10/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 682 (2011)
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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.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_576/2012
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 543 (2014)
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March 21, 2013

The case involved a Ukrainian football player who tested positive to Furosemide, a diuretic that can mask the presence of other drugs and is accordingly banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_522/2012
Original language: 
German
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March 16, 2020

This case concerns a dispute between a football club (the Appellant) and an Agent for the payment of a sum based on an agency contract for the employment contract and future transfers of a young player. The contract had two main clauses, one providing for the remuneration of the Agent for (1) the contracts of employment between the Appellant and the player, and (2) a financial contribution in the event of a future transfer of the Player to a third club.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_536/2018
Original language: 
French
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February 25, 2015

The case involved a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) in a set of complex projects. The 2010 SPA apportioned the costs of future investments in proportion to the shares held by the parties but with an investment cap of EUR 138 million. Beyond that amount, the Seller undertook to pay the difference. The contract was governed by Swiss law and contained an ICC arbitration clause. In June 2011, the purchaser under the 2010 SPA initiated arbitration proceedings against the seller.

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Docket number: 
4A_486/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
Bull. ASA 2015, p. 347
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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”.

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Docket number: 
4A_382/2018
Original language: 
French
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March 17, 2011

The case involved a dispute between several chess federations (the French, German, Swiss, Ukrainian and American Federations and a company named Karpov 2010 Inc.) in the framework of the election campaign for the new chairman of the Fédération Internationale des Echecs (“FIE”). Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s candidacy was opposed by Anatoly Karpov (the former was subsequently elected).

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Docket number: 
4A_600/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 119 (2012)
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August 3, 2016

At issue was an award issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the matter of a Luxembourg racing cyclist who entered into a self-employment agreement in 2010 with a company managing a cycling team. Furthermore, an agreement on image rights gave the team the right to exploit the cyclist’s image against compensation. When he was found positive in a doping control during the 2012 Tour de France, the cyclist left the competition whilst continuing to train with the team.

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Docket number: 
4A_202/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bulletin 648 (2017)
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May 23, 2012

This decision dated May 23, 2012 is of limited interest unless you are actively involved in sport arbitration.

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Docket number: 
4A_654/2011
Original language: 
German
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October 29, 2010

This decision pertains to the case of the well-known cyclist Alejandro Valverde Belmonte. Since the case was all over the press, the Federal Tribunal took the somewhat unusual step to include the names of all the people involved.

As you will see, Belmonte was banned from competing in Italy for two years in a decision issued in May 2009, for an alleged doping violation. He challenged the decision in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_234/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 80 (2011)
136 ATF III 605 (2010)
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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.

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Docket number: 
4A_304/2013
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 384 (2014)
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