IAP Decision of 20 July 2017 – ITF v. I. – Disciplinary Sanctions for Misconduct in Tennis

Disciplinary Sanctions for Misconduct in Tennis Decision of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) v. I. Nǎstase By Despina Mavromati   The issue Breach of the ITF Fed Cup Regulations 2017 The facts The ITF recently published the full decision rendered by its Internal Adjudication Panel in the matter of ITF v. Ilie Nǎstase.[1] The Internal…

SFT Judgment 4A_98/2017 (Commercial Arbitration) – Interlocutory Award on Jurisdiction

SFT Judgment 4A_98/2017 of 20 July 2017  – Fédération X. v. Z. Sàrl By Despina Mavromati The Issue Does a decision on jurisdiction qualify as an “Interlocutory Award on Jurisdiction” if it does not address all the issues related to jurisdiction and leaves them to be decided with the final award? Facts The limited liability…

SFT Judgment 4A_312/2017 Football Club X. v. A. Compatibility of an Agent’s Commission Fee with Public Policy

By Despina Mavromati The Issue Validity of a football agent’s  (intermediary’s) total commission fee for the signing of a football player with a club that represents ten times the agreed annual salary of the player under Swiss law – Compatibility of such a commission fee with substantive public policy (Art. 190 (2) (e) PILA. The…