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Amended CAS Code of Sports-related Arbitration enters into force

09.11.2022

Legal update: 01 November 2022

Amended CAS Code of Sports-related Arbitration enters into force

Philippe Bärtsch (Managing Partner) and Marco Vedovatti (Senior Associate), Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) recently amended its Statutes and Procedural Rules
(jointly, CAS Code), which apply to proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The new CAS
Code entered into force on 1 November 2022.

The amendments to the ICAS Statutes include an increased number of ICAS members, as well as a doubling in
the number of arbitrators on the CAS general list.

The most notable amendments to the CAS Procedural Rules include new provisions in relation to the Appeal
Arbitration Procedure, according to which a panel must ask the parties whether they request a case management
conference and the President of the Appeals Arbitration Division must consider diversity criteria when selecting
an arbitrator.

Overall, except for the increased number of ICAS members and arbitrators on the CAS general list, the amendments
are not substantial. They are nevertheless welcome, as they bring more clarity and codify an already-existing
practice at the CAS.

 

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