Swiss Federal Tribunal, 22 January 2018, decision 4A_432/2017

Swiss Federal Tribunal, 22 January 2018, decision 4A_432/2017

Swiss Federal Tribunal, 22 January 2018, decision 4A_432/2017

Factual and Procedural Background

The decision 4A_432/2017 of 22 January 2018 concerned a dispute between an intermediary licensed by the Argentinean Football Association (AFA) and a professional football player, in the context of which a Civil Law Appeal was filed before the Swiss Federal Tribunal against the Award rendered by CAS in the proceedings CAS 2016/A/4554 Pablo Gustavo Cosentino V. Ezequiel Matias Schelotto.

The parties were in dispute over commission payments, which the intermediary claimed from the player. In this context, the intermediary had lodged a claim before the FIFA Player’s Status Committee (PSC) on 11 September 2013, which however declared the claim inadmissible. By means of an Award dated 21 June 2017, the Court of Arbitration for Sport annulled the decision of the FIFA PSC and condemned the player to make a payment in the amount of EUR 559,300 (plus...

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