Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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November 27, 2017

This was a Civil law appeal against an award rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on April 19, 2017, where the professional football club X (the Club) was ordered to pay to the player’s Intermediary A (the Intermediary) the outstanding amount of a commission of EUR 2'700'000, plus interest, according to the contract concluded on August 23, 2013.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_312/2017
Original language: 
French
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Counsel
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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the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) but the Player failed to pay the advance of costs and his appeal was deemed withdrawn and consequently struck out.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 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).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_600/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 119 (2012)
Parties
Counsel
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July 2, 2015

The case involved an Egyptian football club and a professional player who had a disagreement which the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber decided in the player’s favor in June 2013. An appeal was made to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) and a three-arbitrator panel (chairman Mark Hovell with arbitrators Michael Gerlinger and Christian Duve) issued an award in October 2014, essentially upholding the DRC decision but correcting the amounts in several respects.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_684/2014
Original language: 
German
Published: 
Bull. ASA 2015, p. 565
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December 16, 2015

The case involved a dispute between a bank and the member of another banking group under a Share Purchase Agreement whereby the purchaser had to recapitalize the subsidiary that was sold according to a ratio which might have led to a subsequent adjustment.

 

The contract provided for ICC arbitration in Geneva and when a dispute arose, the three-member arbitral tribunal (Pierre Tercier chair, with arbitrators Alan Redfern and Ibrahim Fadlallah) upheld the claim in full.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_520/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 729 (2017)
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Appellant: 
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Counsel
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Chairman: 
April 25, 2017

While the arbitration itself was born from a fascinating tripartite contract dispute with its roots inthe political upheaval following the so-called “Arab Spring,” the Federal Tribunal’s decision is of average interest only, as the Court was, once again, inclined to reiterate its narrow scope of review on the “right to be heard” (due process) in international arbitration.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_34/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
36 ASA Bull 996 (2018)
Parties
Counsel
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