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0121Olympiacos v. Papadakis

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0121/10)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Lawrence E. Roberts III

– Claimant –

vs.

KAE Olympiacos S.F.P.

Mr. Konstantinos Papadakis

– Respondents –

1. The Parties

1.1. The Claimant

1. Mr. Lawrence E. Roberts III (“Claimant” or “the Player”) is a professional basketball player. He is represented in this Arbitration by Mr. Craig W. Budner and Mr. Casey P. Kaplan of K&L Gates LLP, 1717 Main Street, Suite 2800, Dallas, Texas 75208, USA.

1.2. The Respondents

2. KAE Olympiacos S.F.P. (“Respondent 1”) is a professional basketball club. It is represented in this Arbitration by Prof. Massimo Coccia and Mr. Mario Vigna of Coccia De Angelis & Associati, Piazza Adriana 15, I-00193 Rome, Italy. It is also represented in this Arbitration by the lawyers Dimitris Prassos and George Prassos in Greece.
3. Mr. Konstantinos Papadakis (“Respondent 2”) is a basketball agent. He is represented in this Arbitration by Mr.… Read More

0130 Thomas v. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0130/10)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Quentin Byrne-Sutton

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Chris Thomas, 6616 Greenridge Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46278, USA -Claimant 1 –

U1st Sports Overseas Ltd., 31 Donnybrook Castle, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland

-Claimant 2 –

U1st Sports New York LLC, 150 County Road Suite 1, Tenafly, NJ 07670, USA

-Claimant 3 –

Jointly represented by Mr. Guillermo López Arana and Mr. Mikel Abete Vecino, U1st Sports, C/ Maestro Ripoll 9, 28006 Madrid, Spain

vs.

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada SAD, Pabellón Fernando Martín, C/ Grecia s.n., 28943 Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain

-Respondent

Arbitral Award (BAT 0130/10)

3. Facts and Proceedings

3.1. Summary of the Dispute

3.1.1 The Player’s Contract and its Termination

  1. On 26 May 2009, the Player and the Club entered into an employment contract (hereinafter the “Contract”) whereby the latter engaged the Player for the following three seasons: 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. 
  2. According to Clause 1 of the Contract: 

“…The contract shall begin on [the] day after its signing, and shall conclude 10 days after the last game of the official competition of the 2011-2012 season, that the Club takes part in.

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