BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr. Quentin Byrne-Sutton
in the arbitration proceedings between
Mr. George A. Dimitropoulos, -Claimant
represented by Mr. Sofoklis P. Pilavios, attorney at law, 29 Irodotou street, 106 73 Athens, Greece
Club Deportivo Basket BILBAO Berri S.A.D., Calle Colón de Larreategui 39, Bilbao (Bizkaia), Spain
represented by its President, Mr. Predrag Savovic Jovanovic and by Mrs. Olatz Begoña Arrinda Izaguirre
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:
Club Deportivo Basket BILBAO Berri S.A.D. shall pay Mr. George A. Dimitropoulos an amount of EUR 21,666.00 as compensation for unpaid agency fees, with interest at 5% per annum on such amount from 1 October 2011 onwards.
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 4,100.00 shall be borne by Club Deportivo Basket BILBAO Berri S.A.D. alone. The balance of the Advance on Costs, in the amount of EUR 900 will be reimbursed to Mr. George A. Dimitropoulos by the BAT.
Club Deportivo Basket BILBAO Berri S.A.D. shall pay Mr. George A. Dimitropoulos an amount of EUR 3,345.00 as compensation for his legal fees and expenses.
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, 25 June 2012
Quentin Byrne-Sutton (Arbitrator)
Arbitral Award 2/3 (BAT 0246/12)
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 17 February 2012 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 0246/12)