Swiss Federal Tribunal Confirms The Validity Of CAS Anti-Doping Division Proceedings As First Instance Tribunal
Friday, 13 January 2023
By Dr Despina Mavromati
This article discusses a recent important decision1 by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“SFT”) which confirmed the validity of the CAS Anti-Doping Tribunal (“CAS ADD”) as a first-instance disciplinary tribunal in delegation by sports federations – and the subsequent appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport’s Appeals Division (“CAS”).
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Dr Despina Mavromati
Dr. Despina Mavromati is an attorney at the Swiss law firm BianchiSchwald and has extensive experience in international sports law and arbitration. She represents athletes, clubs and federations and advises on regulatory and sports governance matters, including the recognition and enforcement of awards and freezing of assets in Switzerland. Despina has acted as counsel, co-counsel, expert or arbitrator in numerous sports arbitrations, involving contractual, governance, doping-related and other disciplinary and ethics matters. Recognized as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal in Switzerland every year since 2018, “Despina Mavromati is a “brilliant and accomplished” lawyer, renowned for having “built a great name and profile in the market””.