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Experience

Selected cases

You will find in this section a selection of cases conducted by Libra Law since 2008, in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

2018

KSA, IASF, ASAM, FLNS v. FINA

Arbitration before the CAS in which Libra Law represented the interests of several national federations that challenged the validity of the election of an official

X v. World DanceSport Federation

The World DanceSport Federation launched disciplinary proceedings against an official.  Libra law represented with success the interests of this official and the proceedings have been terminated

Gaz Metan v. Pereira, FC Karpaty Lviv & Metropolitano

Arbitration in front of the CAS in connection with the transfer of a football player. The case of  FC Karpaty Lviv has been successfully defended

Munir El Haddadi & Moroccan Football Federation v. FIFA & RFEF

Arbitration before the CAS regarding the change of the sporting nationality of the football player Munir El Haddadi who was aiming at participating in the World Cup 2018 under the Moroccan flag. Read the CAS Media Release here

Celta Vigo v. Olympique Lyonnais

Contractual dispute between the two clubs regarding the transfer fee of a player. The case of Olympique Lyonnais has been successfully presented before the CAS.

D v. FIA

Appeal proceedings in a doping matter before the CAS. The refusal of a retroactive Therapeutic use exemption (TUE) was in dispute. The Appeal of the athlete was upheld and the FIA decision was set aside.

Fantoni & Nunes v. European Bridge League

Successful case before the CAS. The arbitrators have set aside a decision by the European Bridge League imposing a 5-year ban upon the players individually and a life-time ban as a team.

Mong Joon Chung v. FIFA

Successful appeal before the CAS: the 5-year ban imposed by the FIFA Appeal Committee for violation of ethics rules is reduced to 15 months. Furthermore, the CHF 50'000 fine is annuled. Read the CAS media release here.

2017

Serghei Tarnovschi v. ICF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS in a doping case. The case was won and the four-year period of ineligibility imposed upon the Athlete was confirmed.

Barelli v. FINA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS related to decisions issued by the FINA Ethics Panel

FCSB SA v. Romanian Football Federation, LPF & FC Viitorul

Appeals proceedings before the CAS regarding the designation of the Champion of the First Romanian Football League within the 2016/2017 championship

WADA v. World Squash Federation & X

Appeals proceedings before the CAS related to a doping case

WADA v. X & USADA

Appeals poceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal, which found that the Athlete's position was well-founded within a doping case

Arijan Ademi v. UEFA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS. The player successfully challenged the four-year ban imposed upon him by UEFA further to an anti-doping rule violation. The period of ineligibility was reduced to two years.

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC v. Stade Brestois 29

Answer to the appeal filed with the Swiss Federal Tribunal by Stade Brestois 29 against an award rendered by the CAS in connection with the club's  joint and several liability for the compensation imposed on a football player in breach of his employment contract.

AFC v. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Appeals proceedings before the CAS; provisional measures relating to the participation of the 2016 Asian Champion Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, to the AFC Champions' League 2017.

Belarus Canoe Association & al. v ICF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS further to the decision by the ICF to impose a one-year ban on the Belarus senior men's Canoe and Kayak teams for all international competitions further to information obtained from the French police following a raid at a Belorussian training camp

2016

Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional v. FIFA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the consequences resulting from the change of the date of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Sporting Club de Braga v. FC Dynamo Kyiv

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Lassana Diarra v. FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the termination of the employment contract.

Clube Atlético Mineiro v. Club Atlético Boca Juniors

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

CFR Cluj v. Romanian Football Federation

Appeals proceedings relating to disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Romanian Football Federation on CFR Cluj.

Olympique Lyonnais v. AS Roma

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the payment of solidarity compensation by AS Roma to Olympique Lyonnais.

B v. RM

Ordinary proceedings relating to a dispute between two major European clubs, in connection with the entitlement to a share of  a future transfer fee (sell on fee).

B v. R

Ordinary proceedings before the CAS concerning a dispute between a major European football club and an agent, in relation to the transfer of a football player.

Lausanne Hockey Club

Representation of the owner of Lausanne Hockey Club in the framework of the restructuring and selling of the club.

Platini v. FIFA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to an appeal against a decision rendered by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

K v. M

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the transfer of a football player from a Brasilian to a Ukrainian club, comprising issues of extensions and termination of loan contrats.

Swiss Basketball

Appointment of Jorge Ibarrola as sole Judge and President of the disciplinary Chamber of Swiss Basketball

JLA & ADD v. IPC

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a Therapeutic Use Exemption for the use of a beta-blocker in the sport of paralympic shooting

FEI v. LP

Proceedings before FEI in a case involving a positive finding in the sample of a horse, whose “person responsible” is a minor rider

ISU v. Bobrova

Proceedings before ISU in a case involving Meldonium used before 1 January 2016

Atlético Mineiro v. Dynamo Kiev

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the transfer of a player and Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

FIG v. Kiryashova

Proceedings before the FIG Disciplinary Commission relating to judging at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

D v. Swiss Archery

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the athlete’s right to be accompanied by a private coach at competitions

IWF & IOC v. Kalina

Proceedings before the IWF Doping Hearing Panel and the IOC Disciplinary Commission relating to a doping offence discovered on the occasion of the retesting campaign of samples from the London Olympic Games

BWF v. Ratchanok Intanon

Proceedings before the BWF Doping Hearing Panel clearing an athlete of anti-doping rule violation further to her use of a glucocorticoid by intra-tendinous injection before the Rio Olympic Games

Hatoel v. Israel NOC

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the eligibility of an athlete for the Rio Olympic Games

Rossy v. FIE

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a suspension imposed on a fencer before the Rio Olympic Games

ACVF v. FC Boveresses

Appeals proceedings before the Appeal Commission of the Vaud Football Association relating to the exclusion of a club from the championships further to the misbehaviour of supporters

Dobud v. FINA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a refusal to submit to sample collection

2015

Jonathan Mensah v. Evian Thonon Gaillard FC, Udinese Calcio S.p.A. & FIFA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the termination of a player's employment contract.

Atlético Mineiro v. Boca Junior

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

Olympique Lyonnais v. AS Roma

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to solidarity contribution

Dynamo Kyiv v. Sporting Braga

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

Liga de Futbol Professional v. FIFA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the date of the FIFA world cup 2022

Mario Melchiot v. Umm Salal Sport Club

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

CFR Cluj v. Romanian Football Federation

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to disciplinary proceedings for the club’s insolvency

Club Sport Emelec v. Fernando Poggio

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

World Karate Federation v. George Yerolimpos

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to elections at the WKF and declaration of persona non grata.

UCI c. WorldTeam Astana

Proceedings before the UCI Licence commission relating to the UCI licence of the Worldteam Astana

IWF v. Togoeva, Sisoeva & Mamasaliyeva

Proceedings before the IWF Doping Hearing Panel relating to doping offences involving Clenbuterol

IWF v. Proshak

Proceedings before the IWF Doping Hearing Panel relating to a doping offence involving Testosterone

IWF v. Son and Kapustina

Proceedings before the IWF Doping Hearing Panel relating to a doping offence involving minor athletes

Dias v. FPA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to issues with whereabouts obligations

FC Sportul Studentesc SA v. RFF & al

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

PORDASI v. Indonesian NOC

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the recognition by the Indonesian NOC of the national federation for equestrian sports

Jonathan Mensah & Evian Thonon Gaillard c. FIFA & Udinese Calcio S.p.A

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to breach of employment contract

Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football v. Confédération Africaine de Football

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to disciplinary proceedings in connection with the participation in the CAN of the Moroccan national football team

European Karate Federation v Vasily Kraynikovskiy

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to disciplinary proceedings in connection with the removal of a member of the EKF Executive Committee

International Triathlon Union v. BD International

Ordinary Arbitration proceedings before the CAS relating to commercial contracts

2014

Football Association of Thailand v. Carmelo José Gonzales Jimenez

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to disciplinary sanctions

George Yerolimpos v. World Karate Federation

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to disciplinary sanctions

VEF Riga v. Kaspars Berzins & Bill A. Duffy BDA Sports Management

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the breach of employment contract with a basketball team and to the breach of an agent contract

World Karate Federation v. All India Karate-do-Federation

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the affiliation of a national federation with WKF

Atlante FC v. Federación Mexicana de Fútbol A.C. & Club Atlas FC

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to club multiple ownerships

Club of Professional Football “Karpaty” v. Leonid Kovel & FC Dinamo Minsk

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to breach of employment contract

AASF & al v. FIAS

Numerous proceedings before the Lausanne Courts relating to governance issues with an international federation

UEFA v. CSKA Moskva

Proceedings before the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body relating to racist behaviour of supporters

Hunt & al v. FIG

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to disciplinary sanctions issued by the FIG further to the Rhythmic Gymnastics Intercontinental Course in Bucharest, November 2012

UCI v. DM

Proceedings before the UCI relating to a doping offence established on the basis of a rider’s biological passport

FC Sportul Studentesc SA v. RFF & al

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the termination of players’ agreements

USADA v. Garcia Lemos

Proceedings before USADA relating to the use of a prohibited substance without fault or negligence

RBU v. IBU

Proceedings before the IBU Court of Arbitration relating to the change of nationality of a biathlete

Chanpanich v. Football Association of Thailand

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to an electoral dispute

Club of Professional Football “Karpaty” v. FC Zestafoni

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the amount of a training compensation

Shabab Al Ordon v. Muharraq

Proceedings before FIFA Players’ Status Committee relating to the loan of a player

2013

Bulcão v. FIE

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a doping offence involving boldenone metabolites and androstatriendione (ATD)

D v. X

Proceedings before the BAT and the CAS relating to a dispute between a coach and a basketball coach

Croatian Golf Federation v. Croatian Olympic Committee

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the exclusion of a National Federation in bankrupt from the National Olympic Committee

Antidoping.ch v. J

Proceedings relating to a doping offence established on the basis of an athlete’s biological passport

SCS FC CFR 1907 Cluj & al v. RFF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the admissibility of regulations relating to the admissible number of players trained at national level

Marcel Popescu Florin v. SCS FC CFR 1907 Cluj

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the compensation due to a football agent

Aboub v. Al Muharraq Sport Club

Proceedings before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber relating to a contractual dispute between a football club and a player

FC Metalist & al. v. FFU

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a match fixing case

2012

Qerimaj v. IWF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a doping offence involving a specified substance

IAAF v. Hungarian Athletics Federation & Kovago

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a refusal to submit to sample collection

S v. UCI

Proceedings before UCI and the CAS relating to a disciplinary procedure opened in connection with the Podova enquiry

Al-Shabab Club v. Saudi Arabian Football Federation

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a disciplinary decision issued against a club

Amateur Boxing Association of Thailand v. AIBA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the exclusion of a national federation

Raja Club Athletic v. FC Chiasso

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the consequences of a breach of contract by a player

UCI v. Kolobnev

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a contaminated product

Pulsabsakul & al v. IWF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the applicable sanction for a first doping offence and the validity of anti-doping regulations departing from the World Anti-Doping Code

King v. AIBA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a disciplinary decision issued against a candidate to presidential elections of an international federation

2011

Ajinjal v. PFC Krylia Sovetov & RFU

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the compensation due to a player for breach of his employment contract

FC Nouadhibou v. FFRIM

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a disciplinary decision issued against a club

Glarner & al v. Swiss Football League

Several proceedings before State Courts relating to the enforcement by the SFL of a disciplinary decision issued against FC Sion

Taweep Jantararoj v. AIBA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a disciplinary decision issued in the framework of the presidential campaign within an international federation

Donewald v. FIBA

Appeals proceedings before FIBA Appeals’ Panel relating to the unsporting behaviour of a coach

2010

Boulmerka v. Comité Olympique Algérien

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to an electoral dispute within a National Olympic Committee

UEFA v. G

Proceedings before UEFA Control & Disciplinary Body relating to accusation of match fixing against a referee

British Equestrian Federation v. FEI

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the relegation of a national team

IFBB v. IWGA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the decision to ban a sports federation due to the number of positive doping cases amongst its affiliated athletes

Fina v. Munoz

Proceedings before the FINA Doping Panel relating to failures to provide whereabouts information

TBF v. AIBA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS aiming at the cancellation of provisions of bylaws providing for election procedure

T v. G

Appeals proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

Yoo v. AIBA

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a disciplinary decision

Vinogradova v. US Biathlon

Appeals proceedings before the AAA relating to the change of nationality of an athlete

2009

PJU v. IJF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the expulsion of a continental federation by an international federation

I & A v. IBU

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to a doping case involving EPO

AFHF v. FIH

Proceedings before the Civil Court in Lausanne aiming at challenging a decision by an international federation

2008

Raed Chabab de Kouba v FAF

Appeals proceedings before the CAS relating to the relegation of a club further to fielding a player under a false identity

2007

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