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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismisses the appeal filed by the Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter

31/5/2018

CAS has dismissed the appeal by Nesta Carter against the decision issued on 25 January 2017 by the International Olympic Committee Disciplinary Panel in which he was found to have committed an antidoping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Read the press release.  

Sport&MusicLaw

Arbitration

Sport law

The Spanish Competition Authority sets the conditions on which the incumbent national railways company may rent out locomotives to its competitors in the cargo transport market

30/5/2018

Article 11 of the Act on the creation of the Spanish Competition Authority (SCA) entitles the SCA, in accordance with the RECAST Directive, to intervene with the aim of ensuring the efficient management and a fair and non-discriminatory use of the railways infrastructure. Access the SCA's press release.    

EU Law and competition

The price and the conditions for operators to bid for 5G technology licences regarded as reasonable

25/5/2018

Access the press release of the Ministry for Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda.  

TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

UEFA referred AC Milan to CFCB’s Adjudicatory Chamber for breach of the break-even requirement provided by in the Financial Fair Play Regulations

22/5/2018

On Tuesday May 22nd, after careful examination of the documentation and explanations provided by the club to the CFCB, the UEFA concluded that there are uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the club, therefore decided to transfer the case to the CFCB’s Adjudicatory Chamber. Read the news.  

Sport&MusicLaw

Sport law

Decisions issued under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme

10 & 15/5/2018

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Sport&MusicLaw

Sport law

International trade: WTO’s dispute resolution body rules on appeal in favour of Boeing in the large civil aircraft case against Airbus

15/5/2018

Access the news. Access the WTO's press release.

International contracts

Appeals before the CAS and the Swiss Federal Tribunal against the doping sanction imposed on Paolo Guerrero

14/5/2018

With his sanction increased, Paolo Guerrero was prevented from playing at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, the action to set aside the award before the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT), and CAS’ and FIFA´s support, made the precautionary suspension of the sanction possible. Read CAS press release (in Spanish) Read FIFPro press release (in [...]

Sport&MusicLaw

Arbitration

Sport law

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejects an appeal filed jointly by the football player Munir El Haddadi and the Moroccan Football Federation against FIFA and the Spanish Football Federation challenging the decision issued on 13 March 2018 by the FIFA Players’ Status Committee in which their request to have the sporting nationality of Munir El Haddadi changed from Spain to Morocco was denied

14/5/2018

Read the press release  

Sport&MusicLaw

Sport law

In Spain “It shall exist only one Spanish Federation for each sport disciple” (Article 1.5 of Royal Decree on Sports Federations) but in accordance with European Law it won´t be possible to monopolize the athlete’s activities

10/5/2018

On Thursday, May 10th, the Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) upheld the appeal lodged by the Taekwondo Club La Costera - Xátiva and his president against the resolution of the Sports Discipline Committee of the Royal Spanish Taekwondo Federation (RFET) by means of which they appellants had been penalized for their recurring participations in events [...]

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Sport law

After Sky’s appeal a court in Milan cancels Mediapro’s tender for Serie A

9/5/2018

On Wednesday, May 9th, following Sky's appeal, the Milan court cancelled Mediapro's tender for Serie A in Italy, considering that the tender rules violated antitrust principles. Read the news  

Sport&MusicLaw

Sport law