Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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October 17, 2019

A trivial labor law dispute between a football player and his club was initially brought by the Player before the judicial instances of the national football federation (the Algerian Football Federation, AFF) and subsequently before the CAS.

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4A_268/2019
Original language: 
French
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September 4, 2019

This decision will be of interest principally to CAS arbitration practitioners. 

 

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Docket number: 
4A_272/2019
Original language: 
French
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January 6, 2020

In this overly publicized and quite interesting case, involving the Chinese Swimmer Sun Yang (the Athlete) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Athlete was accused of an antidoping rule violation due to the unsuccessful attempt to take blood and urine samples during an unannounced test carried out at the Athlete’s home in September 2018. Even though the Swimmer was cleared by his federation’s (i.e.

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Docket number: 
4A_287/2019
Original language: 
French
Published: 
38 ASA Bull 212 (2020)
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October 28, 2019

The background case involves the celebrity swimmer Sun Yang, who was accused of an anti-doping rule violation due to unsuccessful attempt to take blood and urine samples during an unannounced doping control at his house and the subsequent lifting of charges by the FINA Anti-Doping Commission.

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Docket number: 
4A_413/2019
Original language: 
French
Published: 
38 ASA Bull 204 (2020)
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February 23, 2021

In 1997, A.________ (purportedly, the Kingdom of Spain) established a regime by decree to promote renewable energy sources. Several companies made substantial investments to take advantage of the favorable Feed-in-Tariff in the decree. Starting in 2010, A.________ began to roll back the regime and in 2013, a new regulation replaced it entirely.

 

November 25, 2020

Pursuant to the Germany–Czech BIT, an investor, A.________, made a request for arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules. A Chair was selected by the party-appointed arbitrators, and the Arbitral Tribunal was constituted. In February 2020, the Arbitral Tribunal asked the parties to submit certain documents and respond to questions. The Defendant complied but A.________ requested and was granted several extensions and finally supplied documentation in June.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_563/2020
Original language: 
German
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April 21, 2020

The parties to this doping-related dispute included a former Russian rower (the Athlete), his international federation, his national antidoping organization, and WADA. Following a CAS award that imposed a four-year suspension on the Athlete, the latter filed a motion to set aside the CAS award for alleged violation of his right to be heard.

 

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4A_422/2019
Original language: 
French
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August 14, 2018

This case involved a contract of employment between a Bulgarian professional and a Russian football club. The club initially confirmed the contract of employment and two additional agreements but after submitting the player to medical tests and making him attend a training camp, the club informed the player that it could no longer sign he contract due to its quotas for foreign players.

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Docket number: 
4A_114/2018
Original language: 
German
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June 6, 2019

This case involves a professional boxer (the Athlete), WADA, and the Athlete’s national antidoping agency. WADA filed an appeal to the CAS against the federation’s tribunal decision and requested a three-member panel, reserving however its right to request a sole arbitrator if the Athlete failed to pay its share on the advance of costs.

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4A_146/2019
Original language: 
French
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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.

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Docket number: 
4A_402/2010
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 685 (2012)
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July 15, 2013

The case involved a contract for the acquisition of the shares of a Swiss bank. The contract contained an arbitration clause providing for arbitration in Geneva under the Swiss Rules. A dispute arose and the purchaser sought damages while the sellers submitted a counterclaim.

 

A three-member Arbitral Tribunal was constituted under the aegis of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (arbitrators Peter Böckli and Shelby Dupasquier, with Pierre Tercier as chairman).

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4A_188/2013
Original language: 
French
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February 7, 2020

In the early 2000s, the X.________ Republic (purportedly, the Czech Republic) put into place a beneficial framework designed to incentivize investment in and utilization of renewable energy. When the framework turned out to be even more successful than it ever forecasted, the Republic began to scale back parts of the program, particularly the parts that related to a feed-in tariff, or FiT. It also introduced a “solar tax”.

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4A_80/2018
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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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)
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February 13, 2012

This opinion dated February 13, 2012 that is of moderate interest involved a complex dispute between two tennis players and both the Flemish Tennis Federation and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The two tennis players had been banned for a year for alleged violations of anti-doping rules and an appeal was made to the CAS in November 2009 by the players and by WADA in December.

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Docket number: 
4A_428/2011
Original language: 
French
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