UNIL - CAS Sports Arbitration Forum


Date: 25 November 2022
Place: The new headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the Palais de Beaulieu, Lausanne

The inaugural “UNIL-CAS Sports Arbitration Forum” co-organized by Dr Despina Mavromati and CAS Director General Matthieu Reeb.


Hours   Conferences
08.30    Registration and Coffee
09.00Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
09.05    Substantive law in CAS proceedings: the role of Swiss law by Alexis Schoeb, Attorney-at-law, LBS Legal, CAS Arbitrator
09.30    Swiss law and international football disputes
- The Swiss Code of Obligations (SCO) and players’ contracts of employment by Isabelle Fellrath, Attorney-at-law, SwissLegal Rouiller & Associés, CAS Arbitrator
- Sporting succession and clubs’ insolvency from a Swiss law perspective by Antonio de Quesada, CAS Managing Counsel
10.30    The Swiss Federal Tribunal case law on recent CAS awards by Alexandra Veuthey, CAS Clerk and scientific Counsel
10.50    Coffee Break
11.20    Swiss Courts and International Sports Disputes: Selected Issues by Jan Kleiner, Attorney-at-law, Director of Football Regulatory, FIFA
11.50    International federations in Switzerland – Challenges under the Swiss Civil Code, governance and dispute resolution
by Margareta Baddeley, Honorary Professor, former Vice-Rector at the University of Geneva, Denis Oswald, IOC Member, Professor Emeritus at the University of Neuchâtel, CAS Arbitrator, Ben Cohen, Director General, International Testing Agency (ITA), Jean-Loup Chappelet, Professor Emeritus at the University of Lausanne and Despina Mavromati, Attorney-at-law, BianchiSchwald and Lecturer at the University of Lausanne (Chair)
12.50    Closing Remarks
13.00    Lunch
14.30    End of Conference



Price for the public: CHF 300.-

Member of CEDIDAC Club: CHF 250.-

Special rates
Trainee lawyers and trainee notaries: CHF 180.-
PhDs & students: CHF 30.-

Link to the UNIL website to complete the Online registration