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Sport, Mediation and Arbitration
Series: ASSER International Sports Law Series

2009 Author: Prof Ian Blackshaw , Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland



  • Published: 2009
  • Pages: xxii + 557 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming increasingly important in sport. Its principal forms for the settlement of sports disputes are mediation, arbitration and expert determination, which are clearly explained in this book and illustrated with case histories and rulings/awards. The book also covers the organization and activities of the main sports bodies offering discrete extra-judicial forms of dispute resolution, such as UK Sports Resolutions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. It also reviews the emerging Lex Sportiva of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, built up during its 25 years of existence. The settlement of sports-related ‘domain name’ disputes by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is also featured.

The book is supplemented with Appendices containing the leading CAS Awards and WIPO Decisions.

Sport, Mediation and Arbitration is a valuable resource for all those concerned with the effective and amicable settlement of sports disputes, including sports mediators, arbitrators, lawyers, managers, administrators, governmental and sports officials, as well as researchers and academics with an interest in the field.

Professor Ian S. Blackshaw is a Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

With a Foreword by Professor James A.R. Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, U.S.A., and Honorary President of the International Association of Sports Law

This book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series.

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