0126 Hovrvath v. Szeviep Szeged Karlabda


FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)


(0126/10 FAT)

rendered by


Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms Zsuzsanna Horvath -Claimant

represented by Dr Laszlo Szekely, Dr Gyod Bt., Magdolna u. 19, 2120 Dunakeszi, Hungary and Mr Peter Scott, Scott International Management, Katona J. u. 9-11, III./7., 1137 Budapest, Hungary


Szeviép-Szeged Kosárlabda Sport Kft.

Romai Krt. 21, 6723 Szeged, Hungary


represented by Dr Janos Brody, Nagy Jano u. 4 I/2, 6720 Szeged, Hungary.

Av. Louis Casaï 53 Tel: (+41-22) 545 0000

P.O. Box 110 Fax: (+41-22) 545 0099

1216 Cointrin / Geneva info@fiba.com Switzerland www.fiba.com

FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)


Having ascertained his jurisdiction and considered the factual and legal arguments as well as the requests for relief submitted in this case, the Arbitrator decides as follows:

  1. Szeviép-Szeged Kosárlabda Sport Kft. is ordered to pay to Ms Zsuzsanna Horvath the amount of HUF 4,378,000.00 as outstanding salaries, bonus and compensation for late payment penalties in the form of “additional interest”. 
  2. Szeviép-Szeged Kosárlabda Sport Kft. is ordered to pay to Ms Zsuzsanna Horvath the amount of EUR 3,000.00 as a contribution towards her legal costs and expenses. Szeviép-Szeged Kosárlabda Sport Kft. shall bear its own legal costs and expenses. 
  3. The costs of this arbitration until the present Award, which were determined by the President of the FAT in the amount of EUR 3,600.00, shall be borne as follows: Szeviép-Szeged Kosárlabda Sport Kft. shall bear 75% (EUR 2,700.00) and Ms Zsuzsanna Horvath shall bear 25% (EUR 900.00) of said costs. Accordingly, Szeviép-Szeged Kosárlabda Sport Kft. shall pay to Ms Zsuzsanna Horvath EUR 2,700.00 The balance of the Advance on Costs, in the amount of EUR 400.00, will be reimbursed to Ms Zsuzsanna Horvath by the FAT. 
  4. Any arbitration costs associated with a Request for Reasons (see attached Notice) shall be advanced and borne by the requesting party. 
  5. Any other or further requests for relief are dismissed. 

Award 2/4 0126/10 FAT

FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)

Geneva, seat of the arbitration, 04 March 2011

Stephan Netzle (Arbitrator)

Award 3/4 0126/10 FAT

FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)

Notice about Request for Reasons

in accordance with Article 16.2 of the FAT Rules:

“By agreeing to submit their dispute to arbitration under these Rules, the Parties agree that, where the value of the dispute does not exceed EUR 30,000, the Arbitrator will issue an award without reasons. The Arbitrator shall deliver reasons only in the case where a party

afiles a request to that effect at any stage from when the Request for Arbitration is filed until no later than ten (10) days after the notification of the award without reasons; and

bpays the respective advance on costs as determined and within the time limit set by the FAT Secretariat.”

On 22 October 2010 the FAT Secretariat informed the Parties that the amount of the advance on costs to be paid for a reasoned award in this case is EUR 5,000. The time limit for payment thereof shall be set by the FAT Secretariat upon receipt of the Request for Reasons, if any.

Award 4/4 0126/10 FAT