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0139 Samspon, Octagon vs. Samahang Basketbol NG Pilipinas

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0139/10)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Jamal Sampson, 7266 Ainsley Dr, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA

-Claimant 1 Octagon Inc, 1751 Pinnacle Drive Suite 1500, Mclean, VA 22102, USA

-Claimant 2

vs.
Samahang Basketbol NG Pilipinas Inc

Ground Floor, PSC Building A, Philsports Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

Mr. Jamal Sampson (hereinafter the “Player”) is a professional basketball player and a citizen of the USA.

Octagon Inc (hereinafter the “Agency”) is a basketball players’ agency based in Virginia, USA.

In these proceedings, both Claimants are represented by an agent for the Second Claimant, Mr Alexandros Saratsis.

1.2 The Respondent

4. Samahang Basketbol NG Pilipinas Inc (hereinafter the “Respondent”) is the body governing basketball in the Philippines. The Respondent is responsible for the national basketball team of the Philippines and is represented in these proceedings by Mr. Xavier Favre-Bulle of Lenz & Staehelin, attorneys at law in Geneva, Switzerland.… Read More

0193 Stipcevic vs. KK Cibona

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0193/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between
Mr. Rok Stipcevic, -Claimant –

Represented by Mr. José Lasa Azpeitia, Laffer Abogados, c/ Almagro 13, 2 D, 28010 Madrid, Spain

vs.

Club KK Cibona Basketball, Savska 30, H-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Rok Stipcevic (the “Player” or “Claimant”) is a professional basketball player. He is represented by Mr. José Lasa Azpeitia, attorney-at-law in Madrid, Spain.

The Respondent

Club KK Cibona Basketball (the “Club” or “Respondent”) is a professional basketball club located in Zagreb, Croatia.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 4 July 2011, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”) Richard H. McLaren appointed Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas as arbitrator (the “Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT Rules”). Neither of the Parties has raised any objections to the appointment of the Arbitrator or to his declaration of independence.… Read More

0191 Radunovic vs. Elitzur Gindi Ramla

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0191/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms Hajdana Radunovic -Claimant –

Represented by Mr. Francois Torres, Basket Plus International, 1, rue Traversière, 32550 Auterive, France

vs.

Elitzur Gindi Ramla

Yair Shtern 29, 72283 Ramla, Israel

-Respondent

AWARD

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:

Elitzur Gindi Ramla is ordered to pay to Ms Hajdana Radunovic the amount of USD 9,200.00 for outstanding salaries, bonuses and late payment penalties.

Elitzur Gindi Ramla is ordered to pay to Ms Hajdana Radunovic the amount of EUR 2,500.00 as a contribution towards her legal costs and expenses.

The costs of this arbitration until the present Award, which were determined by the President of the BAT in the amount of EUR 3.000.00, shall be borne by Elitzur Gindi Ramla alone.… Read More

0181 Skordilis vs. Aris BC

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0181/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr Quentin Byrne-Sutton

in the arbitration proceedings between
Mr. Gkay-Daios Skordilis

Represented by Mr. Nikolaos Petratos-Livieratos. Attorney at Law, 433 Agiou Nektariou St., 16561 Glyfada, Greece

-Claimant

vs.

Aris B.S.A. Basketball Club, 2 Grigoriou Lambraki St., 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece

-Respondent

According to the Player, at the end of the first season, the Club owed him an amount of EUR 30,000 in salary and bonuses, which remains outstanding, and all except two of the payments received were made late.

The Player contends that at the end of the second season, the Club owed him an additional amount of EUR 36,000 in salaries and that all the salary installments received were paid late.

The Player further alleges that during the second season the Club was delayed in paying the salaries of a number of players “… in March 2011 some colleagues of mine were paid 2-3 installments of their salaries, I was paid only one” and that as a result “Both me and my agent, as well, protested repeatedly to the Respondent’s managing Director for their aforementioned contract-violating behaviour.… Read More

0169 Halman, Ronci vs. ASD Basket Parma

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0169/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between
Ms. Naomi Halman

-Claimant 1 –
Mr. Paolo Ronci

PR Sports srl, Via Laghi 69/6, 48018 Faenza, Italy

-Claimant 2

vs.

ASD Basket Parma

Via Lazio 5, 43122 Parma, Italy
-Respondent –

Represented by Ms. Monica Alpini, Attorney-at-law, Via F. Cavallotti 32, 43121 Parma, Italy

1. The Parties

1.1. The Claimants

Ms. Naomi Halman (hereinafter “the Player” or “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball player of Dutch nationality. She is represented by her agent Mr. Paolo Ronci, Claimant 2, as counsel.

Mr. Paolo Ronci (hereinafter “the Agent” or “Claimant 2”) is a FIBA certified agent of Italian nationality. He is affiliated with the agency PR Sports srl located in Faenza, Italy.

1.2. The Respondent

3. ASD Basket Parma (hereinafter the “Club” or “Respondent”) is a professional basketball club located in Parma, Italy. Its President is Mr. Gianni Bertolazzi. The Club is represented by Ms.… Read More

0182 Vucinic, EnterSport vs. BC Kalev_Cramo

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0182/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Nenad Vucinic

-Claimant 1 –

EnterSport Management Inc.

128 Heather Drive, New Canaan CT 06840, USA

-Claimant 2 –

Both represented by Mr. Andrea Raffaelli, Attorney-at-law Raffaelli Segreti Studio Legale, Via Marco De Marchi 2, 20121 Milan, Italy

vs.

Korvpalliklubi BC Kalev Cramo

Paldiski mnt 108, 13522 Tallinn, Estonia

-Respondent –

Represented by Mr. Janno Kuusk, Attorney-at-law Law Office Seppik & Sirel, Scala City, Tartu mnt 43, 10128 Tallinn, Estonia

AWARD

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:

Korvpalliklubi BC Kalev Cramo is ordered to pay to Mr. Nenad Vucinic outstanding salaries and bonus in the amount of EUR 17,000.00.

Korvpalliklubi BC Kalev Cramo is ordered to pay to EnterSport Management Inc.… Read More

0172 Jusup, Ivic vs. KK Zadar

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0172/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings

Mr. Daniel Jusup
-Claimant 1 -Nebojsa Ivic

Victor Braeckmanlaan 141, 9040 Gent, Belgium

-Claimant 2

vs.

Kosarkaskog Kluba “Zadar”

Obala Kralja Tomislava 1, Zadar, Croatia

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimants

Mr. Daniel Jusup (hereinafter “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball coach.

Mr. Nebojsa Ivic (hereinafter “Claimant 2”) is a FIBA-certified basketball agent.

In these proceedings, Claimant 1 and Claimant 2 (together “the Claimants”) are represented by Ms. Ann Vandecandelaere of Victor Braeckmanlaan 141, 9040 Gent, Belgium.

1.2 The Respondent

4. Kosarkaskog Kluba “Zadar” (hereinafter the “Respondent”) is a Croatian basketball club. It is represented in these proceedings by Mr. Rikardo Perković, attorney at law, of Perković & Perković law firm, Elizabete Kotromanić 11/II, 23000 Zadar, Croatia.
2. The Arbitrator

On 11 April 2011, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”) appointed Raj Parker as arbitrator (hereinafter the “Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT Rules”).… Read More