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International Arbitration Committee

International Arbitration Committee

About the Committee

This committee's activities aim to promote and improve international arbitration as a method of resolving cross-border disputes. The committee emphasizes the development and dissemination of best practices in this field through educational and training programs on procedural and substantive aspects of international arbitration under both institutional and adhoc rules. The committee is also a platform for publications on international arbitration, and monitors current legislation and case law in order to take, where appropriate, legal and policy positions that are consistent with enhancing the effectiveness of this method of dispute resolution.

Committee Events and Other Related Events

Global Pound Conference Series

February 23, 2017 - Hong Kong

February 24, 2017 - San Francisco

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Spotlight on The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

In the world of sports, conflicts are resolved before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seated in Lausanne, Switzerland. And the rulebook everyone has to follow is its Code of Sports-related Arbitration.

The CAS was created in 1984, originally linked to the IOC (the International Olympic Committee), but its current structure dates back to 1994 and the creation of the ICAS (the International Council of Arbitration for Sport). The ICAS is an independent body that oversees the activities of the CAS, and it was set up to make sure that the CAS would not be linked to or influenced by the IOC, and that it could function as an independent, fair and impartial organization. The ICAS is composed of 20 members named by different sports federations and organizations, all with a sound legal background, and frequently former athletes.

The CAS is recognized worldwide as a specialized court of arbitration. The decisions of its arbitral tribunals are often scrutinized, and regularly enforced, by judicial courts around the world. The awards of its arbitral tribunals fall under the scope of the New York Convention of 1958 and are enforceable in all signatory nations (nowadays around 160 countries). Because the CAS is headquartered in Switzerland, Swiss courts are the ones most frequently seized when matters subject to the CAS end up before the Judiciary, and today there is well-developed case law about sports-related arbitration.

For more information about CAS, please read our CAS Factsheet found in our publications module.

More information about the CAS, its history and its rules, including the full text of arbitral awards, can be found at the website (, in English and French.

Arbitration Resources

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Dodge, Kirstin
Ridgway, Delissa


Adonis, Maritza
Appleton, Barry
Carducci, Guido
Cicogna, Michelangelo
Dendorfer-Ditges, Renate
Doll, Catherine
Duggal, Kabir
Galvez, Cynthia
Harrison, Douglas
Henin, Paula
Herrera, Sujey
Jacobs, Roger
Lahlou, Yasmine
Liatowitsch, Manuel
Lowry, Houston
Marquardt, Alexander
Mascarenhas, Viren
Meyer-Fabre, Nathalie
Montinari, Micael
Murthy, Jln
Pitkowitz, Nikolaus
Pourrain, Fabian
Roesser, John
Samuel, Richard
Stephenson, Sean
Varon Levy, Eddie
Wang, Chang
Weinstein, Harris
Zuberbuhler, Tobias


De Amicis, Don
Sussman, Edna

Committee Roster  


Modified by Sujey Herrera on February 13, 2017

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