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Landmark ruling of Swiss Supreme Court setting aside CAS award for violation of substantive public policy

02 May 2012

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Anya George

In a German-language decision of 27 March 2012, the Swiss Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in favour of Brazilian football player, Francelino da Silva Matuzalem. The decision set aside an award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, finding that the threat of a playing ban against Matuzalem was contrary to public policy.

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