CAS mediation is a non binding and informal procedure, based on a mediation agreement in which each party undertakes to attempt in good faith to negotiate with the other party, and with the assistance of a CAS mediator, with a view to settling a sports-related dispute.
CAS mediation is provided solely for the resolution of disputes related to the CAS ordinary procedure. All disputes related to disciplinary matters, as well as doping issues, are expressly excluded from CAS mediation.
A mediation agreement is one whereby the parties agree to submit to mediation a sports-related dispute which has arisen or which may arise between them.
A mediation agreement may take the form of a mediation clause inserted in a contract or that of a separate agreement.