Sports Law Lecture: The Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2015: an Appraisal

19 - 19 February 2016
  • Starts at: 16:30h
  • Fee: Regular €25 / Student €15
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: Asser International Sports Law Centre
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seated in Lausanne, is more important than ever. The CAS routinely decides on the most important disputes stemming from international sporting competitions and their organisation. The very public controversies over international transfers in football, anti-doping bans, or sporting governance are usually played out on its playground. To fully grasp its functioning and jurisprudence requires both first-hand experience of its procedures and an in-depth knowledge of the Swiss law of arbitration.

The lecture, featuring a review and analysis of the CAS’s case law in 2015, will be given by a well-known Swiss lawyer and specialist of international sports arbitration. It is addressed to all those with an interest in the field: lawyers, clubs’ or federations’ in-house counsel, intermediaries, managers, researchers and students.

Speaker: Prof. Antonio Rigozzi, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler & University of Neuchâtel  

Antonio Rigozzi is a founding partner of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a Geneva-based law firm specialising in international arbitration. He teaches sports law and international arbitration at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and is the author of a well-known treatise on international sports arbitration, the co-author of the first article-by-article commentary on the CAS Code and the head of a Swiss National Science Foundation-sponsored research project aimed at producing a comprehensive commentary of the 2015 WADA Code.

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Time: 16.30 - 18.00 hrs, followed by a reception

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