Selected Case-Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in Football-Related Matters

Selected Case-Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in Football-Related Matters

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This article traditionally provides an overview on a selection of recent case-law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) in relation to civil law appeals against arbitral awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) concerning football-related disputes. The latest decisions of the SFT concern a disciplinary matter and an employment-related dispute between a player and a club. The decisions cover important procedural aspects and provide some further clarity on the grounds of appeal concerning an alleged violation of the right to be heard and of procedural public policy.

Sports law practitioners are, as always, well-advised to carefully follow developments in the case-law of the SFT in order to understand the full extent of the parties’ rights and the legal remedies available in the context of arbitration proceedings.

Decision 4A_548/2019 and 4A_550/2019 of 29 April 2020[2]

Overview

The decisions 4A_548/2019 and 4A_550/2019