The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) appoints additional arbitrators and mediators

Press Release

19 January 2017

ICAS, the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, appoints additional arbitrators and mediators

19 January 2017 – The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), has appointed 24 new arbitrators and 2 new mediators. Effective 1 January 2017, the new members can be nominated to serve as arbitrator or mediator in CAS arbitrations or mediations.

The CAS was created in 1984 to provide dispute resolution services to the sports world. For over 30 years, it has settled disputes involving athletes, coaches, federations, sponsors, agents, clubs, leagues and organizers of sports events from almost every country in the world through arbitration and mediation procedures. In 2016, the CAS registered over 600 arbitration procedures and 10 mediations – another record year.

In line with the growth in the number of procedures conducted by the CAS each year and in order to allow a constant turnover of its lists, ICAS regularly reviews and increases its lists of arbitrators and mediators, focussing on geographic spread as well as on gender and knowledge of the sports world in order to achieve a balanced list of independent legal specialists equipped to meet the unique challenges of global sports arbitration and mediation. This year, ICAS is especially proud to welcome Ms Zali Steggall, a former champion in alpine skiing (slalom), Olympic bronze medallist in Nagano 1998 and World Champion in 1999, now a barrister specialising in family and sports law.

New CAS arbitrators, in alphabetical order:

  • Prof. Roger Abrams, USA
  • Mr Richard Akpokavie, Ghana
  • Dr Rashid Al-Anezi, Kuwait
  • Mr Salman A. Al-Ansari, Qatar
  • Mr Bandar Alhamidani, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Parand Azizi, Iran
  • The Hon. Pierre Dalphond, Canada
  • Mr Stephen Drymer, Canada
  • Dr Fan Mingchao, China
  • Ms Raphaëlle Favre-Schnyder, Switzerland
  • Mr Axel Heck, Germany
  • Mr Bruce Hodgkinson SC, Australia
  • Dr Siarhei Ilyich, Belarus
  • Mr Majid Khuthaila, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Dr Li Zhi, China
  • Prof. Didier Linotte, France
  • Dr Sven Nagel, Germany
  • Ms Carmen Nuñez-Lagos, Spain
  • Ms Zali Steggall, Australia
  • Mr Stefan Geir, Iceland
  • Mr Robert Weber SC, Australia
  • Mr Glenn Wong, USA
  • Dr Norbert Wühler, Germany
  • Mr Alain Zahlan de Cayetti, France

New CAS mediators, in alphabetical order:

  • Mr David Bennett, Australia
  • Ms Konstantina Morou, Greece

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