Colloquium - Arbitration and Sport
Venue: Roland Garros
|Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2010||End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2010|
|Registration Date: Sep 22, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 25, 2010|
It is hardly necessary to mention recent controversies, such as the decisions of the Swiss Supreme Court on CASâ€™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.
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.