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Agenda

Mon. 03 March 2014

Friday, May 16 2014 - Olympic Museum, Lausanne - 1st CAS Conference on Mediation

PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference aims at promoting the resolution of sports disputes through CAS mediation. The conference also explores the legal framework, the practical aspects and the perspectives of mediation in sports disputes, both from a practical and an institutional viewpoint.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Law practitioners interested in or practicing mediation and sports law; delegates and in-house counsel of sports Federations; and all other persons interested in mediation in sports disputes.

VENUE AND LANGUAGE

The conference will take place at the Auditorium of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and will be held in English and French with simultaneous translation to the other language.

CONDITIONS AND REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee for the seminar is CHF 300 (free of charge for CAS members). The fee includes access to the conference, conference materials, lunch and all-day refreshments.

Registration is limited and the deadline for registration is March 31, 2014. Please register by sending the attached form to conference(at)tas-cas.org  or by fax to +41216135001.

Registrations will be accepted based on their effective date and provided that the seminar fee be paid by April 15 2014.

Cancellations are not possible after that date.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9:00 Participants welcome and registration

9:30 Conference opening

9:40 FIRST SESSION

Particularities of CAS mediation and best practices from different mediation models
Chairman: F. Fowlie

9:40 Mediation in Switzerland and CAS mediation: general legal framework and practical questions (C. Lévy / D. Mavromati)

10:10 What elements to adopt from other mediation models? (G. Mew)

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Sports disputes resolved through mediation: examples by role play (B. Ahmed / N. Goodrum / J. Quilter)

12:00 Questions and discussion

12:30 Lunch

14:00 SECOND SESSION

Prospects for CAS mediation viewed from outside
Chairman: D. Oswald

14:00 From the viewpoint of a Federation: what issues most need to be addressed? (O. Ongaro)

14:20 CAS mediation from the perspective of the IOC (H. Stupp / A. Sabbah)

14:40 Experience of a sports lawyer in mediation (M. Duthie)

15:00 Questions and discussion

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 THIRD SESSION

From theory to practice: how to promote the resolution of conflict in sport through CAS mediation
Chairman: G. Mew

16:00 Arbitration, conciliation and mediation: concepts and practical examples (B. Foucher)

16:20 Overview of the different mediation clauses and examples tailored to sports federations (I. Blackshaw)

16:40 How to promote mediation in sports disputes: procedural and institutional implications (Ch. Guy-Ecabert / M. Mironi)

17:10 Questions and concluding remarks

17:30 Participants farewell and departure