0147 Podrug v. Mizo Pecs



(BAT 0147/10)

by the


Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms Emilja Podrug

represented by Mr. Francois Torres, Basket Plus International, 1 rue Traversiere, 32550 Auterrive, France


vs. WBC Mizo Pecs 2010, Dr Veress Endre str. 10, 7633 Pecs, Hungary represented by Mr. Gabor Rozsa and Mr. Janos Jancso



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. WBC Mizo Pecs 2010 shall pay to Ms Emilja Podrug an amount of EUR 6,780.00 (outstanding salary for season 2007/2008) plus interest at a rate of 5% per annum on the amount of EUR 6,780.00 starting from 5 June 2008. 
  2. The costs of this arbitration until the present Award, which were determined by the President of the BAT to be in the amount of EUR 4,000.00 shall be borne by WBC Mizo Pecs 2010. The latter shall pay to Ms Emilja Podrug an amount of EUR 4,000.00 as reimbursement for the advance on costs. 
  3. Any arbitration costs associated with a Request for Reasons (see attached Notice) shall be advanced and borne by the requesting party. 
  4. WBC Mizo Pecs 2010 shall pay to Ms Emilja Podrug an amount of EUR 3,500.00 as a contribution to her legal fees and expenses. 
  5. All other and further reaching requests are dismissed. 

Geneva, seat of the arbitration, 7 April 2011

Ulrich Haas (Arbitrator)

Arbitral Award (BAT 0147/10)

Notice about Request for Reasons

in accordance with Article 16.2 of the BAT 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 BAT Secretariat.”

On 7 December 2010 the BAT 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 BAT Secretariat upon receipt of the Request for Reasons, if any.

Arbitral Award (BAT 0147/10)