The new CAS Rules - what you need to know
The amended Rules of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) are in force as of 1 March 2013. The amendments and the new Code are published on the website of the CAS (www.tas-cas.org) and are for the most part, useful or even necessary changes. There is, however, one new rule in particular which I would like to point out as it may become a procedural pitfall for the parties and their attorneys in the future (see R57). In my opinion, its validity is questionable.
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Roy is an attorney-at-law, at Probst Partner AG, Zurich, Switzerland. He specialises in litigation and arbitration relating to sports law e.g. disciplinary and ethical matters (challenging sanctions), transfer disputes, training compensation, eligibility issues, TV rights, doping, match fixing, players/agents contracts. He regularly represents clubs, federations, players and coaches before the judicial bodies of FIFA, UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He also has expertise in employment, intellectual property and media law.