Arbitration and Sport

Venue: Roland Garros

Location: Paris, France

Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 22, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 22, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 12, 2010
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The increasing use of arbitration in sport over the last decade, coupled with the critical issues at stake, has challenged the legal framework in which arbitration disputes are addressed in many jurisdictions. It is hardly necessary to mention recent controversies, such as the decisions of the Swiss Supreme Court on CAS’s jurisdiction, the legal consequences of misconduct in Formula One (McLaren and Renault), the sporting consequences of irregularities at West Ham Football Club - the current list is almost endless. The arbitral system is under strain both externally and internally, the latter visibly evidenced by increasing controversies over arbitrator/counsel conflicts of interest (at CAS and elsewhere) and the potential liability of arbitral institutions, unprotected by arbitral immunities, such as the ICC. In short, this is the time to take stock of what arbitration signifies for sport disputes and to assess what can be done, what cannot be done and, where it can be done, to do it better.
2010 is an exceptional year for sporting events and ICC’s Day for Arbitration and Sport comes at an extremely opportune moment in the year, falling right between the Winter Olympics in February and the FA Cup in South Africa in June.
All the panelists are professionals with particular experience of arbitrating disputes in sport. They include arbitrators listed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport and former members of tribunals constituted for individual sporting events, including the Olympic Games. Each will discuss what arbitration signifies for sport disputes, highlighting many of the key issues that anyone involved or interested in sport-related disputes will need to know.


2, avenue Gordon Bennett

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Who should attend? Practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, academics and other practitioners interested and/or involved in sport-related disputes.