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Football club's request to set aside CAS ruling dismissed due to lack of legitimate and current interest

06 September 2012

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Anya George

In a French-language decision of 16 July 2012, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled on a long-standing and much-publicised dispute between the football club, FC Sion, and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) regarding the integration in the club of six new players and their participation in the Europa League 2011/2012. It dismissed a request to set aside a ruling by the CAS in favour of UEFA, finding that the club no longer had an interest worthy of protection. Although the case is domestic, the findings of the Supreme Court are of direct relevance for international arbitration, as the same principles apply.

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