0205 Diamantakos vs. Syrian Basketball Federation



(BAT 0205/11)

by the

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Ioannis Diamantakos

represented by Mr. Pantelis Dedes, Dedes-Makroglou and Associates, Attorneys at Law, 2 Xanthou str., 10673 Athens, Greece



Syrian Basketball Federation

Al Faha Sport City, B.P. 967–421, Damascus Baramkeh, Syria represented by its Secretary General, Mr Daniael Zoualkefel



Upon providing both parties with an opportunity to be heard, 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:

Syrian Basketball Federation shall pay Mr. Ioannis Diamantakos a total amount of USD 21,000.00 net of taxes plus interest at 5% per annum on such amount from 4 July 2011 onwards.

Syrian Basketball Federation shall pay Mr. Ioannis Diamantakos an amount of EUR 4,000.00 as reimbursement for his legal fees and expenses.

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 3,800.00 shall be borne by the Syrian Basketball Federation alone. The balance of the Advance on Costs in the amount of EUR 1,175.00 will be reimbursed to Mr. Ioannis Diamantakos by the BAT. Accordingly, Syrian Basketball Federation shall pay to Mr. Ioannis Diamantakos EUR 1,325.00.

Any arbitration costs associated with a Request for Reasons (see attached Notice) shall be advanced and borne by the requesting party.

Any other or further requests for relief are dismissed.

Geneva, seat of the arbitration, 27 March 2012

Klaus Reichert SC (Arbitrator)

Arbitral Award 2/3 (BAT 0205/11)

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

a) files 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

b) pays the respective advance on costs as determined and within the time limit set by the BAT Secretariat.”

On 8 September 2011 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 3/3 (BAT 0205/11)