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0195 Christon vs. WBC Nadezhda

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ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0195/11)

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

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms. Shameka Christon, c/o Mr Mike Cound, The Cound Group LLC, 628 Forest Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA

Represented by Mr. Antonio Martin Molina, 10 Carrer del Parnal – (5-2), AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

-Claimant

vs.

Women’s Basketball Club Nadezhda, Gaya Street 18, Orenburg 460000, Russia

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

1. Ms. Shameka Christon (hereinafter the “Player”) is a professional basketball player of US nationality. In the present arbitration she is represented by Mr. Antonio Martin Molina from Andorra as her counsel.

The Respondent

Women’s Basketball Club Nadezhda (hereinafter the “Club”) is a professional basketball club located in Orenburg, Russia. It is represented by its President, Mr. Leonid Tsenaev.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 2 August 2011, Prof. Richard H. McLaren, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT”), appointed Dr. Stephan Netzle as arbitrator (hereinafter the “Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT Rules”).… Read More

0190 Crittenton vs. Zhejiang Guangsha BC

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0190/11)

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

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Javaris Crittenton, c/o Priority Sports & Entertainment, 325 N La Salle Dr # 650, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Represented by Mr. Brad Ames, Priority Sports & Entertainment, 325 N La Salle Dr # 650, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

-Claimant

vs.

Zhejiang Guangsha Basketball Club, 169 Road Stadium, 310004 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Javaris Crittenton (hereinafter the “Player”) is a professional basketball player of US nationality. He is represented by Mr. Brad Ames, FIBA certified agent in Chicago, USA (hereinafter the “Player’s Agent”).
1.2 The Respondent

2. Zhejiang Guangsha Basketball Club (hereinafter the “Club”) is a professional basketball club located in China. It is represented by its General Manager, Ms. Ye Xiangyu.
2. The Arbitrator

3. On 28 June 2011, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT”) appointed Dr. Stephan Netzle as arbitrator (hereinafter the “Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT Rules”).… Read More

0217, 0218, 0220 Sakota et al vs. Trabzonspor

CONSENT AWARD

(BAT 0217/11, 0218/11, 0220/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert

in the arbitration proceedings

Mr. Vladislav Dragojlovic Mr. Igor Milosevic Mr. Goran Cakic Mr. Derrick Obasohan Mr. Dragan Sakota BeoBasket Ltd.

-Claimants

represented by Mr. Miodrag Raznatovic, attorney at law

Strahinjica bana 18, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

vs.

Trabzonspor Basketball Kulubu,

Yilmaz Tesisleri Ahmet Suat Özyazici Cad. Havalimani Alti, Trabzon, Turkey

-Respondent

1. Background of the Award by Consent

1. By three separate Requests for Arbitration, each dated 20 September 2011, the

Claimants, through their representative Mr. Miodrag Raznatovic, initiated arbitration

proceedings against the Respondent (the Claimants and the Respondent will

hereinafter be collectively referred to as “the Parties”).

2. By letters dated 15 November 2011, the Parties were informed by the Basketball

Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) as follows:

BAT 0217/11

“This is to confirm that a Request for Arbitration dated 20 September 2011 was filed by Mr. Miodrag Raznatovic on behalf of Mr. Vladislav Dragojlovic, Mr.… Read More

0194 Braswell et al vs. Aliaga Belediyesi SK

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0194/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Kevin Braswell -Claimant 1 –
Priority Sports & Entertainment

c/o Mr. Brad Ames, Priority Sports, 325 N La Salle Dr #650 Chicago, IL 60654, USA

-Claimant 2 –
Yon Menejerlik ve Egetim LTD

c/o Mr. Omer Kart, 1×1 Sports, Yildiz Posta Caddesi Gonenglu Sok. Beyazoglu Apt. 16/28, 80280 Gayrettepe Istanbul,Turkey

-Claimant 3

vs.

Aliaga Belediyesi Spor Kulubu

Enka Spor, Tesisleri Enka Spor, Salonu Aliaga, Izmir, Turkey
-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimants

Mr. Kevin Braswell (hereinafter also referred to as “the Player”) is a professional basketball player, who signed a contract dated 30 June 2010 for the 2010-2011 season for the basketball club Aliaga Belediyesi Spor Kulubu.

Both Priority Sports & Entertainment (hereinafter also referred to as “the US Agent”) and Yon Menejerlik ve Egetim LTD (hereinafter also referred to as “the Turkish Agent”) are agents who represented the Player in relation to the contract dated 30 June 2010 referred to in paragraph 1 of this Award.… Read More

0197 Price vs. Alba Berlin

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0197/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between
Mr. Hollis Price -Claimant

vs.

ALBA Berlin Basketball GmbH

Cantianstrasse 24, 10437 Berlin, Germany

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

Mr. Hollis Price (hereinafter the “Claimant”) is a professional basketball player.

In these proceedings, the Claimant is represented by Dr. Martin Schimke of Bird & Bird LLP law firm, Carl-Theodor-Strasse 6, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany.

1.2 The Respondent

3. ALBA Berlin Basketball GmbH (hereinafter the “Respondent”) is a German basketball club. It is represented in these proceedings by Mr. Igor Rücker and Dr. Manuel Braun, of Lexton Rechtsanwälte, Kürfürstendamm 220, 10719 Berlin, Germany.
2. The Arbitrator

On 2 August 2011, Richard H. McLaren, 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”).

Neither of the Parties has raised objections to the appointment of the Arbitrator or to the declaration of independence issued by him.… Read More

0188 Likholitov vs. Besiktas JK

ARBITRAL AWARD
(BAT 0188/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)
Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between
Mr. Fedor Likholitov

Represented by Mr Vadim Mikhalevskiy, Rosette International Group ltd., 72 Lusinovskaya str., office 123, Moscow 115162, Russia

-Claimant

vs.
Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu

Suleyman Seba Caddesi, No. 48 BJK Plaza, Akaretler, Besiktas, 34357 Istanbul, Turkey

Represented by Ms Basak Akbas, attorney at law in Istanbul, Turkey

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Fedor Likholitov (hereinafter also referred to as “the Player”) is a professional basketball player, who played the 2010-2011 season for the basketball club Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu.

The Respondent

Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu (hereinafter also referred to as “the Club”) is a professional basketball club competing in the Turkish professional basketball league.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 23 June 2011, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”) appointed Mr. Klaus Reichert SC as arbitrator (hereinafter the “Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT Rules”).… Read More

0209 Pargo vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0209/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between
Mr. Jeremy Pargo,

Represented by Mr. Brad S. Grayson, Strauss & Malk LLP, 135 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA

-Claimant

vs.
Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club (1995) Ltd., 293 Hayarkon St, 63504 Tel Aviv, Israel

Represented by Dr. Tal Rotman, Ron Rotman & Co. Advocates, 12 Abba Hillel Silver Street, Raman-Gan 52506, Israel

-Respondent

1. The Parties
1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Jeremy Pargo (hereinafter the “Player”) is a professional basketball player of US nationality. He is a client of Priority Sports & Entertainment, an agency serving professional basketball players and located in Chicago and Los Angeles, USA. The Player is represented by Mr. Brad S. Grayson, attorney-at-law in Illinois, USA.

The Respondent

Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club (1995) Ltd. (hereinafter the “Club”) is a professional basketball club located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Club is represented by Dr. Tal Rotman, attorney-at-law in Raman-Gan, Israel.… Read More

0203 Tanasiejczuk vs. Basketball Investments Sportowa Spolka Akcyjna

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0203/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Nikolaj Tanasiejczuk

-Claimant –

Represented by Mr. Przemyslaw Magaczewski, EUROIUS Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Przemyslaw Magaczewski, ul Sielecka 11, 42-500 Bedzin, Poland

vs.

Basketball Investments Sportowa Spólka Akcyjna

Ul. Olimpijska 5, 81-538 Gdynia, Poland

-Respondent

AWARD

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:

Basketball Investments Sportowa Spólka Akcyjna is ordered to pay to Mr. Nikolaj Tanasiejczuk outstanding compensation in the amount of PLN 15,000.00.

Basketball Investments Sportowa Spólka Akcyjna is ordered to pay to Mr. Nikolaj Tanasiejczuk late payment penalties in the amount of PLN 13,200.00.

Basketball Investments Sportowa Spólka Akcyjna is ordered to pay to Mr. Nikolaj Tanasiejczuk the amount of EUR 1,500,00 plus PLN 6,851.10 as a contribution towards his legal fees and expenses. Basketball Investments Sportowa Spólka Akcyjna shall bear its own legal fees and expenses.… Read More