Latest amendments to the CAS Code: What you need to know
The Code of Sports-related Arbitration (commonly known as the “CAS Code”) are the rules and regulations which govern the procedure of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). On 1 January 2016, the latest amendments came into effect.
For those lawyers actively engaged at the CAS, recognising and understanding the amendments are fundamental to best practices and effective advocacy on behalf of a client.
Broadly, the changes included, inter alia, using masculine and feminine pronouns in the CAS Code jointly, attempts to improve equal representation of athletes in the appointment of arbitrators, amendments to the languages in arbitral proceedings and allowing delivery of submissions via email.
Whilst the changes to the CAS Code were small in number, it’s good to see that the CAS is keeping its rules under frequent review and modernising the CAS Code to ensure that the CAS maintains its flexible arbitration system.