When the mediation ends with the signing of a settlement, the parties must execute this of their own free will. Failing this, each party may rely on the signed settlement before a judicial or arbitral authority.
If the mediation fails, the parties may assert their rights before a court of arbitration or justice, in accordance with the rules of such bodies. Obviously, it makes sense to choose the CAS, as this allows the parties to move from mediation to arbitration without further formalities. Moreover, when the arbitration clause is included in the mediation agreement, the parties may have recourse to the CAS expedited procedure, the details of which are fixed by the Panel in charge of the dispute.