Language of procedure before CAS: practice, criteria and impact of the language on the outcome of the case, CAS Bulletin, 1/2012, pp. 39-48
Article R29 of the CAS Code reads as follows:
“The CAS working languages are French and English. In the absence of agreement between the parties, the President of the panel or, if he has not yet been appointed, the President of the relevant Division, shall select one of these two languages as the language of the arbitration at the outset of the procedure, taking into account all pertinent circumstances. Thereafter, the procedure is conducted exclusively in the language selected, unless the parties and the panel agree otherwise.