x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Abu Dhabi to host new sports arbitration court

Fourth Court of Arbitration for Sport to open in April.

ABU DHABI // A new regional centre to resolve sport disputes will open in the capital in April.

The new centre will be the fourth Court of Arbitration for Sport, which has its headquarters in Switzerland. The other courts are in New York, Sydney and Lausanne.

Since it was established in 1984 as part of the International Olympic Committee, CAS has dealt with high-profile football transfer disputes and doping allegations. It is now run by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

The Abu Dhabi court will aim to resolve local, regional and international disputes, both commercial and disciplinary, that are directly or indirectly related to sport.

The centre will also host meetings, seminars and other activities related to the development and promotion of sports law in the region. Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will provide technical and staffing support.