December 7, 2023


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SFT Rules On Limited Scope Of Review For Procedural Violations

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In this new football-relevant technique the Appellant—represented by lawful counsel—had despatched its assertion of attraction to the CAS by e-mail but failed to send it by courier within the granted time limit, invoking force majeure owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The charm was declared inadmissible by the CAS Division President. In the subsequent movement to established aside the CAS award, the SFT rejected the drive majeure argument, thinking about that the Appellant was in a position to reply to a CAS submission by write-up a person day after its receipt, and that there was also the chance to file the submissions by digital submitting. The SFT dismissed the attractiveness recalling the quite constrained scope of overview in case of non-compliance with the form necessities and relevant time boundaries. See also the judgment 4A_416/2020.

Be aware: This was originally revealed on SportsLegis, a specialised sporting activities legislation practice operate by Dr Despina Mavromati. The primary can be found below.

An English translation of the judgment can be viewed under.


Dr Despina Mavromati