An Introduction To Portugal’s Court Of Arbitration For Sport: A Unique Arbitral Body
Due to the request of various stakeholders of the sports community – athletes, coaches, clubs, associations, federations and other sport entities in Portugal, the Portuguese State created, through legislation (Law No. 74/2013)(LTAD) , the Portugal Arbitration Court for Sport (TAD). The TAD is an independent entity, which encompasses arbitration jurisdiction, both voluntary or compulsory. In fact, TAD is a distinct solution for the specialised sports dispute resolution.
This article explores:
- The TAD: the reasons for its foundation
- Portugal Arbitration Court for Sport Law
- Composition of the TAD
- Arbitration Process
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Fernanda is a football lawyer (specialist in football contract law and football tax law). Invited Professor at Autonomous University of Lisbon (Football Law), PhDc of Law (Lisbon Faculty of Law, FDL), MSc of Management (Lisbon Business School, ISG), with scientific research and academic theses in professional football. She is the author of several papers on professional football (including contract law, procedural law, EU competition law, media law, national and international federation law).