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Wed, Oct 09




FIFA's Executive Programme in Sports Arbitration • Deadline to apply June 28, 2024 • Program stars in MIAMI, then BUENOS AIRES and finishes in ZURICH


Time & Location

Oct 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – Feb 01, 2025, 4:00 PM

Miami, Miami, FL, USA

About the event

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Program overview:

Module 1. 9-12 October 2024 (Miami, USA)

Introduction to the CAS and its proceedings

• CAS: history and structure

• ICAS (International Council of Arbitration for Sport)

• CAS Code of Sports-related Arbitration

• CAS proceedings:

• The Ordinary Arbitration Procedure

• The Appeal Arbitration Procedure

• The CAS Anti-Doping Division Procedure

• Ad-hoc divisions

• Other arbitration models in sport: the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, the North American professional leagues system, etc.

• Practical exercise: statement of appeal

Module 2. 6-9 November 2024 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Fundamental aspects of CAS proceedings

• Initiation of the procedure: seat, language, time limits, formation of the panel, appointment of the arbitrators

• Costs of the arbitration proceedings: amount, advance of costs payment, share of costs

• Procedure: written submissions, bifurcation, jurisdiction, applicable provisional and conservatory measures, additional submissions, hearing, expedited proceedings, applicable law to the merits

• Types of evidence: exhibits, witnesses, expert evidence, request for evidentiary measures, evidentiary measures requested by the panel

• Proof: burden of proof and standard of proof

• Hearing from the arbitrator’s perspective: opening statements, witness and experts’ testimonies, and closing statements

• The award; potential remedies before the Swiss Federal Tribunal

• Practical exercise: appeal brief and answer to the appeal

Module 3. 29 January - 1 February 2025 (Zurich, Switzerland)

Cas leading cases in sport

• CAS landmark decisions in football

• CAS landmark decisions in disciplinary and ethics

• CAS landmark decisions in anti-doping

• CAS landmark decisions at the Olympic Games

• Other CAS landmark decisions

• Practical exercise: moot court case

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