Challenge of a CAS arbitrator for inappropriate tweets: the “duty of curiosity” revisited
SportLegis is a specialised sports law and arbitration practice based in Lausanne
Lack of legal interest worthy of protection in case of a sporting competition that already took place
A letter of appointment of a sole arbitrator is not a decision appealable to the Swiss Federal Tribunal
School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute (EUI) – High Policy on Sports Governance
Despina Mavromati appointed as Chair of the Disciplinary & Ethics Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)
Trinidad and Tobago Football Association v. FIFA – the validity of normalisation committees and exclusive jurisdiction of CAS
Selected procedural issues –and questions– arising out the Caster Semenya Judgment of the Swiss Federal Tribunal
Riza v Turkey: European Court of Human Rights gives further guidance on establishing independent arbitral tribunals
International transfer of minors in football – key takeaways and procedural issues from Chelsea & The FA v. FIFA
The validity of FIFA’s arbitration clause and the independence of the CAS: A detailed review of the RFC Seraing cases
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Dr Despina Mavromati
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Despina Mavromati represents clients in contractual, disciplinary and governance-related matters before CAS, FIFA and other major sports judicial instances / arbitral institutions based in Switzerland and abroad.
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