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Swiss Federal Tribunal overrules CAS award in a landmark decision

Swiss Federal Tribunal overrules CAS award in a landmark decision
Friday, 12 October 2012 By Roy Levy

For the first time in history, an award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was annulled by the Swiss Federal Tribunal because it violated fundamental principles of law, the so called substantive public policy. This marks the first time that a CAS award has been overruled based on substantive law and not procedural law.

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Roy Levy

Roy Levy

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.

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