Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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February 16, 2016

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_43/2016
Original language: 
Italian
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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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PDF version of the translation: 
November 9, 2015

The case involved a players’ agent who signed a contract with a club in Chile, pursuant to which he would perform some services and be paid in instalments. When only the first two instalments were paid, he sued in the FIFA Players’ Status Committee but in February 2014, the single judge of the Players’ Status Committee rejected the claim because he found that the Claimant failed to establish that his activities fell within the FIFA Players’ Agents Regulations.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_176/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
34 ASA Bull 738 (2016)
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Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
March 22, 2016

Pursuant to a 2009 contract between a Brazilian football player and a Portuguese club, a claim for termination in breach of the contract was filed by the player with the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. The claim was upheld by the Dispute Resolution Chamber and then essentially confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Panel (chairman Stuart McInnes with arbitrators Stephan Breidenbach and Rui Botica Santos) added interest to the amount to be paid.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_678/2015
Original language: 
German
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 390 (2017)
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PDF version of the translation: 
December 3, 2015

This decision merely rejects an appeal filed too late, takes note of the withdrawal of the appeal or reflects a failure to pay the advance on costs, etc. and accordingly has no scholarly interest (electronic post, unsigned).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_596/2015
Original language: 
German
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October 7, 2015

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_460/2015
Original language: 
French
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Counsel
December 10, 2015

The case involved two businessmen who agreed to submit a dispute to arbitration to Yves Pirenne, a well-known Geneva lawyer with international experience. The arbitration agreement did not include a description of the subject matter of the dispute but both parties submitted briefs to the Arbitrator and – notably – the Defendant did not object to the Arbitrator’s jurisdiction.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_392/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
34 ASA Bulletin 449 (2016)
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Counsel
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Chairman: 
January 22, 2018

The dispute, a typical one in the field of professional football, arose from the conclusion of an exclusive agency agreement for the period of two years between Player A (the Appellant) and the former football Agent B (the Respondent), who was licensed by the Argentinean Football Association (AFA). The agency agreement provided for compensation of 10% of the Appellant’s earned income payable to the Respondent.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_432/2017
Original language: 
German
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Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
August 23, 2016

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_156/2016
Original language: 
German
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September 19, 2018

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_238/2018
Original language: 
French
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Counsel
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September 4, 2019

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

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_272/2019
Original language: 
French
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Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
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
PDF version of the translation: 
April 29, 2020

This dispute arose between a national football federation, two players (the Appellants) and the African Football Confederation (CAF, Respondent) over the African Cup of Nations U17 (CAN U17), an African football tournament organized at the continental level for players under 17, whose first and second teams qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_550/2019
Original language: 
French
Parties
Counsel
July 31, 2019

C.________ had requested the payment of a fee following the brokering of a settlement agreement with a state petroleum company on behalf of A.________ and B._________. The latter companies refused to pay and an arbitration with its seat in Geneva was initiated under the Swiss Rules, before three arbitrators. C.________ partially prevailed, and the Defendants appealed to the Federal Tribunal, citing violations of their right to be heard and a lack of equal treatment of the parties.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_74/2019
Original language: 
German
Published: 
38 ASA Bull 988 (2020)
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Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
October 1, 2020

A dispute arose between two Indian nationals and the Republic of C.________. An Arbitral Tribunal was constituted in accordance with the UNCITRAL rules, under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Its seat was set in Geneva.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_156/2020
Original language: 
French
Parties
Counsel
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