There will always be an England…

Clyde & Co’s Toronto partner Graeme Mew is heading to the London Olympics next month.  He’ll be one of 12 arbitrators from around the world serving on the ad hoc panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).  The panel’s mandate is to resolve all Olympic-related disputes arising between 16 July and 13 August.These could include a wide range of cases involving issues such as selection, doping, misconduct, and disputes over results or judging.

In the run-up to the Games, Mew has already dealt with a selection dispute involving the British Rhythmic Gymnastics team and appeals by two Saudi Arabian equestrians that threatened to keep them out of the Games.  At the Beijing Olympics, around a dozen cases were referred to CAS.  The cases require a quick turn around, often in less than 48 hours between notification of a dispute and the release of a reasoned arbitration award.

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