Sports Arbitration

What is sports arbitration?

Sports arbitration aims at resolving a dispute in the field of a sport out of courts.

 

Who administers an arbitration procedure in the field of a sport?

In Belgium, the Belgian Centre for Sports Arbitration (C-SAR) has become a major service provider. C-SAR is a specific section of CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation.

C-SAR

The Belgian Centre for Sports Arbitration (“C-SAR”) is a specific section of CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (“CEPANI”). C-SAR administers independently, in accordance with the C-SAR Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) and its annexes (the “Annexes”), arbitration procedures in the field of sport.

Each sports federation who wishes to add a C-SAR arbitration clause to its rules shall notify the C-SAR. Subject to prior acceptance by the C-SAR, the specific rules of procedure for that Sports Federation shall be set out in Appendix IV of these Rules. In the absence of prior acceptance by C-SAR, the specific rules of procedure adopted by a Sports Federation shall not be applicable to arbitration proceedings introduced in application of these Rules.

More information on CEPANI and C-SAR on: https://www.cepani.be/c-sar/

Who can call on C-SAR and how?

Each sports federation may decide to entrust C-SAR with arbitration procedures. To do so, it must include a C-SAR arbitration clause in its rules, and notify C-SAR accordingly.

Our Sports Arbitration Practice and Experience

We represent interested parties in sports arbitration.

We represented dot Sport Limited in an international arbitration administered by AAA in the USA.

Flip Petillion has been admitted to the list of C-SAR arbitrators. He may act as arbitrator subject to a conflict of interest check.

Petillion Brussels law firm

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