Charles Manzoni KC

Working at 39 Essex Chambers

Charlie has been a CAS panel arbitrator since 2011. He is past Chairman of the International Sailing Federation Disciplinary Panel investigating four allegations of cheating during the 34th America’s Cup. He has been on the committee of the World Sailing Constitution from 2012 and sat on the World Sailing disciplinary structure for four years. He is current Chair of the World Sailing Judicial Board. Charlie has acted for a professional golf tour in dispute with another tour over tournaments and prizes as well as for a Gold club over the design and provision of a golf course. As an arbitrator he has acted in a US$40 million dispute over the supply of official sponsored branded goods for the FIFA World Cup; a sponsorship dispute in Formula 1 racing; a dispute between an individual driver and a sponsor in Formula 1; a dispute between a national Basketball Association and players concerning appearance rights and payments; a dispute between two clubs and the National Football Association concerning the right to participate in a competition.


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