Despina Mavromati - Sports Law Analysis

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Challenging FIFA’s Jurisdiction: Why Appeals To The SFT Must Be On Public Policy Grounds

In this football-related case, a national football association (the Appellant) terminated its contract with the football coach (the Respondent) of its women’s team prematurely; ...

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SFT reconfirm the limited scope of ‘excessive formalism’ as a grounds of appeal

A dispute between two football clubs was first decided by the Single Judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee and ...
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SFT Rules On Limited Scope Of Review For Procedural Violations

In this recent football-related procedure the Appellant—represented by legal counsel—had sent its statement of appeal...
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Challenging Appointment Of Arbitrators: Swiss Federal Tribunal's Decision Highlights Uniqueness Of Sports

4A_520/2021, judgment of March 4, 2022 , A v. FIFA, motion to set aside the CAS Award of 31 August 2021 (CAS 2019/A/6...
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The Case of Olympic Skater Kamila Valieva - Was CAS’s Decision Justified?

On Monday 7 February 2021, 15-year-old prodigy figure skater Kamila Valieva (the Athlete) participated in the team fi...
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A Summary Of 2021’s Key Sports Law Cases From The CAS & SFT

This delayed Olympic year led to a high number of cases that were decided by the Court of Arbitration for S...

Inappropriate Tweets & The 'Duty Of Curiosity': Why The Swiss Federal Tribunal Ordered The Sun Yang Case Be Reheard

Chinese elite swimmer Sun Yang (the Athlete) has managed to occupy the headlines of international sports arbitration ...

The EU General Court’s Ruling On Exclusive Arbitration Agreements In The ISU Case

On 16 December, the EU General Court rendered its long-awaited decision (the ISU Judgment)[1] in the action brought b...
Trinidad and Tobago Football Association v. FIFA – the validity of normalisation committees and exclusive jurisdiction of CAS

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association v. FIFA – the validity of normalisation committees and exclusive jurisdiction of CAS

On 13 October 2020, the High Court of Justice in Trinidad and Tobago (the High Court) issued their decision (availabl...
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Riza v Turkey: European Court of Human Rights gives further guidance on establishing independent arbitral tribunals

On 28 January 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) published its Judgement in the application of Mr. Riza...
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International transfer of minors in football - key takeaways and procedural issues from Chelsea & The FA v. FIFA

Following the Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid cases1, Chelsea Football Club (Chelsea) are the latest high-...
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A review of the CAS Panel’s decision in AC Milan v. UEFA - The devil is in the (procedural) detail

In the midst of turbulence from the recent Football Leaks1 indirectly affecting - among other issues – the Club Licen...
Arbitration agreements and football players on field

The validity of FIFA’s arbitration clause and the independence of the CAS: A detailed review of the RFC Seraing cases

This article explains the disciplinary and competition law proceedings relating to RFC Seraing and the third-party ow...
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How CAS deals with excessive contractual penalties in football

It is fairly common to have a penalty clause inserted in a football-related contract (e.g. a player-transfer contract...

Evidence, applicable law and provisional measures at the CAS Ad Hoc and Anti-Doping Divisions at the Olympic Games

In second part of this two-part article, Despina Mavromati, Managing Counsel at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS),...

Rules, scope and jurisdiction of the CAS Ad Hoc and Anti-Doping Divisions at the Olympic Games

In this two-part article, Despina Mavromati, Managing Counsel at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), analyses the s...
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The Legality of the Arbitration Agreements in favour of CAS (Pechstein) Part 1

In this two part article Despina Mavromati, the Head of Research and Mediation at the Court of Arbitration for Sport ...
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The Legality of the Arbitration Agreements in favour of CAS (Pechstein) Part 2

In this two part article Despina Mavromati, the Head of Research and Mediation at the Court of Arbitration for Sport ...


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