Revised FIFA Statutes

As the world governing body of association football, FIFA has a duty to provide the most stable and sustainable foundations for the game. FIFA has a zero-tolerance policy towards wrongdoing of any kind and is committed to the principles of good governance and transparency in all areas of its operations. The organisation also requires its member associations, officials and employees to meet high standards in … Continue reading Revised FIFA Statutes

RE-ANALYSIS OF SAMPLE COLLECTED IN 2005 – THE CAS ANNULS TATYANA ANDRIANOVA’S TWO-YEAR BAN: THE DISCIPLINARY CASE WAS TIME-BARRED

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued an Arbitral Award in the arbitration between the Russian middle distance runner Tatyana Andrianova (the Athlete) and the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF). The Athlete’s appeal is upheld and the decision taken by the ARAF Anti-Doping Commission (ARAF ADC) dated 2 October 2015 has been annulled. On 9 August 2005, Tatyana Andrianova competed at the IAAF World Championships … Continue reading RE-ANALYSIS OF SAMPLE COLLECTED IN 2005 – THE CAS ANNULS TATYANA ANDRIANOVA’S TWO-YEAR BAN: THE DISCIPLINARY CASE WAS TIME-BARRED

FIFA Appeal Committee passes decisions on Harold Mayne-Nicholls and Ganesh Thapa

The FIFA Appeal Committee has taken the following decisions on the respective appeals lodged by Harold Mayne-Nicholls and Ganesh Thapa. The FIFA Appeal Committee has partially confirmed the decision taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee concerning Mr Mayne-Nicholls on 3 July 2015, reducing his ban from all football-related activities to three years and confirming the fine of CHF 20,000. Mr Mayne-Nicholls … Continue reading FIFA Appeal Committee passes decisions on Harold Mayne-Nicholls and Ganesh Thapa

Improvements in efficiency in player and club overdue payables

Over a year ago, on 1 March 2015, FIFA introduced a new article to its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (art. 12bis) to further improve efficiency and to provide clear regulatory steps to deal with overdue payables from clubs to players and from clubs to other clubs. The new addition to the regulations has provided the Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) and the … Continue reading Improvements in efficiency in player and club overdue payables

Court of Appeal of Paris rejects appeal relating to alleged violations of European Union law by FIFA

An appeal against the decision by the High Court of Rennes of 29 August 2013 relating to alleged violations of European Union law by FIFA was rejected by the Court of Appeal of Paris on 13 April. The appeal, made by Mr Laurent Piau, had contested the provisions of several editions of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (now revoked) and … Continue reading Court of Appeal of Paris rejects appeal relating to alleged violations of European Union law by FIFA

PLAWYERED MONTHLY MAGAZINE ISSUE 3; APRIL 14th, 2016

Plawyered‘s APRIL ISSUE IS HERE!     In this issue read:   INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORTS FOR DEVLOPEMENT AND PEACE   ADDING ZING TO THE SPORTS: THE MASCOTS   CLASH OF CLANS : THE SPANISH DUEL   PAYNE TAKES THE MELBOURNE CUP : ENDING STEREOTYPES?   THE FORMULA ONE STORY ON 2015 QUALIFYING RULES   THE OFF GROUND CLASSROOM   CAS UPDATES   UPDATES FROM … Continue reading PLAWYERED MONTHLY MAGAZINE ISSUE 3; APRIL 14th, 2016

IOC signs sustainability agreement with International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) signed a cooperation agreement today with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support the Candidate Cities for the 2024 Olympic Games on sustainability and conservation matters related to their candidatures. The agreement is in line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which places great emphasis … Continue reading IOC signs sustainability agreement with International Union for Conservation of Nature