The Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Commentary, Cases and Materials

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By Despina Mavromati, Matthieu Reeb


The Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Commentary, Cases and Materials is a comprehensive exploration of the provisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Providing detailed analysis of the CAS Rules, this is an indispensable work of reference for all sports law practitioners. Each provision is viewed within the larger context of international arbitration, in Switzerland, and procedural solutions are suggested which are transposable to international arbitration generally.

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How will this benefit your work?

  • Reduce research time. Article- by- article analysis is supplemented by relevant doctrine, case law and documents and material from internal CAS practice, allowing you to quickly find the information you need, from one resource.

  • Quickly gain understanding. All significant cases — about contractual issues, eligibility and disciplinary matters, governance issues and other types of disputes typically arising in the world of sport — are treated in depth as they arise under the relevant provisions.

  • Fully understand the work of the CAS. Graphs and charts are used to explain practice and sample documents are included to show the exact procedure that is followed.

The Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport: Commentary, Cases and Materials is an essential resource for anyone working in sports law, with guidance given on the following:

  • how to validly establish CAS jurisdiction

  • how to draft valid requests for arbitration and statements of appeal

  • what is the law applicable to CAS cases

  • what type of provisional measures can be ordered by CAS

  • how are ordinary and appeals arbitration procedures conducted

  • latest jurisprudence of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in relation to CAS cases

  • practical matters, costs-related issues, including recourse to legal aid.


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List Price: EUR 175 / USD 236 / GBP 140

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Book Details

Publish Date: March 2015

Pages: 760 pp., hardback

ISBN: 9789041138736



1. ISLR 3/15 (reviewed by Michael Beloff QC)

The book is indispensable to anyone who aspires to appear before CAS as an advocate or to advise a client, is involved at some level within the domestic sports regulatory or disciplinary system (…) and indeed one who seeks to enter into an ad hoc agreement conferring jurisdiction on CAS”. 

The commentary helpfully analyses the Code article by article, and does not only aggregate the leading cases and commentary but deals head on with difficult questions such as the distinction between what constitutes a jurisdictional issue and what relates to the merits of a case (...). It also explains the philosophy behind some Articles, for example, Article 64.5 (…)”. 

I have little doubt that CAS will flourish and expand; and with the aid of this new book English practitioners (as well as others) can play their role in that expansion.” 

2. Arbitration International (Oxford), Nicolas Ulmer 

The book… uniquely combines much practical knowledge with a solid academic and historical analysis, replete with footnotes to sources…. It will retain, an authoritative character, and it would be difficult or impossible for even the most knowledgeable sports arbitrator to compete with or replicate such a text.

The Commentary is and will be the “go to” reference book in CAS arbitration and case law, and the interactions between sports and commercial arbitration are now sufficient that any comprehensive arbitration library should consider adding the Commentary to its shelves.

3. Marquette Sports Law Review & International Sports Law Review blog (Prof. Matt Mitten).

This comprehensive treatise of more than 700 pages on the Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an excellent resource that is useful to a wide audience, including attorneys representing parties before the CAS, CAS arbitrators, and sports law professors and scholars, as well as international arbitration counsel, arbitrators and scholars.” 

This excellent book is must reading for attorneys representing parties before the CAS and CAS arbitrators. It is a valuable resource for sports law professors and scholars as well as international arbitration counsel, arbitrators and scholars concerning the CAS arbitration process for resolving Olympic and international sports disputes. This book is an important addition to my library of sports law materials, which I anticipate consulting and referencing frequently.” 

4. International Spots Law Journal, TMC Asser Instituut 2016, (Marco van der Harst)

This book is a welcome addition to the specialised scholarship on the particularities of the CAS system and its underlying relationship with the Swiss legal context...

5. (Prof. Ian Blackshaw)

This Book is a welcome addition to the Literature on Sports Law in general and on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in particular…” 

An admirable and impressive Book…

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