In this article, the award CAS 2022/A/9215 will be discussed. In this CAS award, the FIFA general secretariat’s ability to submit written proposals to parties involved in a dispute before FIFA was under review and analysed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The author will discuss the CAS award, also in light of the relevant CAS jurisprudence in relation to this topic and to see what legal lessons can be learned for the future.
By means of Circular no. 1689, dated 21 August 2019, FIFA introduced a very important procedural tool in its regulations in order to speed up the decision-making process in FIFA proceedings.
More specifically, by means of a new provision in the Rules Governing the Procedures of the Players’ Status Committee and the Dispute Resolution Chamber (the Procedural Rules), i.e. Article 13, the FIFA Players’ Status Department (FIFA PSD) was granted the ability to submit written proposals to the parties involved in order to settle disputes before FIFA related to training reward cases regarding the calculation of the amounts owed. FIFA PSD was, however, only given such...
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