Volume: 10 Issue: 6
In the first instalment of this article, the extensive factual background to the FC Sion case was summarised. In this second instalment, Chris Anderson, an Associate with Brabners Chaffe Street LLP, examines the potential impact of the case on sporting regulations and governing bodies. This includes an anylsis of the impact on football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He also explains how the case outlines the 'specific characteristics' of sport and how some civil courts appear to have run into difficulties understanding the unique circumstances surrounding the case. Further, he outlines certain aspects of Swiss law highlighted by the case which had the potential to threaten the principle of 'sporting equality'.