Statute of Limitations: CAS 2017/A/5172 Celta de Vigo v. Olympique Lyonnais

Statute of Limitations: CAS 2017/A/5172 Celta de Vigo v. Olympique Lyonnais

The application of the dubio contra stipulatorem principle is limited to cases where the content of a contract cannot be determined or it remains ambiguous.

Facts/Procedure

On 16 January 2016, the Parties agreed on the transfer of the Player from Lyon to Celta. The transfer was based on the Transfer Agreement that was negotiated for 10 days and finally signed on 16 January 2016.

The Transfer Agreement provided for a “fixed” and a “variable” transfer fee for the Player. Before executing the Transfer Agreement, the Parties had exchanged abundant correspondence. Lyon further stated that several variable transfer fee’s conditions were met as...

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