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Swiss Federal Tribunal's reasoning in the "Pechstein" case confirms its strict approach to petitions to set aside arbitral awards

02 June 2010

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Philipp Meier

The Swiss Federal Tribunal's German-language decision of 10 February 2010 rejecting a petition by the German speed skater Claudia Pechstein was widely publicised in the run-up of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In her petition, Ms Pechstein had requested to set aside an award by the Court of Arbitration for Sport imposing a two-year ban based on anti-doping regulations. As the Federal Tribunal's reasoning contained in the full judgment published on 15 May 2010 shows, the decision is in line with the Federal Tribunal's well-established strict approach when dealing with petitions to set aside arbitral awards.

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