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Internal FIFA proceedings considered mandatory pre-tier to CAS arbitration in employment contract

07 April 2017

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Katherine Bell


In a decision dated 7 February 2017, and published on 8 March 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court rejected a request to set aside a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) award. The Supreme Court held that the employment contracts entered into between the parties provided for disputes to be submitted to the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (FIFA Chamber) before commencing arbitration proceedings at CAS. (Decision 4A_492/2016.)


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