The Football Association (“TheFA”) Chairman, Greg Dyke, recently announced two important developments during an update on the England Commission (aimed at improving the English senior team)1 that could have a significant impact for both young English players and non-EU players looking to play at the highest echelons of the game in the UK.
In this round up we highlight some interesting football cases to have taken place during the first quarter of 2015. All of these cases, whether the hearings were held in court or private arbitrations/disciplinary hearings, have public judgments, and we attach the hyperlink to the full judgments of each case.
This article analyses racing driver, Giedo van der Garde’s, dramatic last minute actions against Sauber in the Australian courts to try to enforce the terms of a Swiss arbitral award (in his favour) and secure his race seat for the Australian Grand Prix. The author then reflects on wider learning points relating to the international enforcement of arbitral awards, and identifies specific contractual issues to keep in mind.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SPORT: ATHLETES, LAW AND ARBITRATION (2015), by David McArdle, LLB, PhD, published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 194 pages, hardback, ISBN 978-0-415-59567-4 (hbk) £85.00.