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Swiss Supreme Court clarifies standard of impartiality required of party-appointed arbitrators

01 December 2010

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Anya George

In a lengthy French-language decision dated 29 October 2010 and published on 19 November 2010, the Swiss Supreme Court dismissed, among other claims, an impartiality challenge against a party-appointed arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In its ruling, it clarified several issues of general interest, chief among which was the question of whether party-appointed arbitrators are to be held to the same standard of independence and impartiality as the chairperson of the tribunal or a sole arbitrator.

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