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0376 Neitzel vs BBC Monthey

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0376/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Ms. Annett Rombach

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Drew Neitzel
– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Andy Shiffman, Esq.,

Priority Sports and Entertainment, 325 N. LaSalle Dr., Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

vs.

BBC Monthey

Av. De l’Industrie 14, Case postale 1510,

1870 Monthey, Switzerland

– Respondent –

represented by its President, Mr. Christophe Grau

Arbitral Award 1/3 (BAT 0376/13)

AWARD

Upon providing both parties with an opportunity to be heard, having ascertained her jurisdiction and considered the factual and legal arguments as well as the requests for relief submitted in this case, the Arbitrator decides as follows:

1. BBC Monthey is ordered to pay to Mr. Drew Neitzel USD 20,000.00 net together with interest of 5% p.a. from 15 February 2013 on such amount.
2. BBC Monthey is ordered to pay to Mr. Drew Neitzel CHF 600 net together with interest of 5% p.a. from 15 February 2013 on such amount.… Read More

0226 Marquis vs. Rah va Tarabari Qom

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0226/11)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Claude Marquis

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Romuald Palao
vs.

Rah va Tarabari Qom Club

Shadid Heidarian Basketball Arena, Qom, Iran

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Claude Marquis (hereinafter also referred to as “the Player” or “the Claimant”) is a professional basketball player of French citizenship.

1.2 The Respondent

2. Rah va Tarabari Qom Club (hereinafter also referred to as “the Club” or “the
Respondent”) is a basketball club that played in the Iranian Super League in the 2010-
2011 season.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 23 November 2011, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”), Prof. 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 nor to his declaration of independence.… Read More

0226 Marquis vs. Rah va Tarabari Qom

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0226/11)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Claude Marquis

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Romuald Palao
vs.

Rah va Tarabari Qom Club

Shadid Heidarian Basketball Arena, Qom, Iran

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Claude Marquis (hereinafter also referred to as “the Player” or “the Claimant”) is a professional basketball player of French citizenship.

1.2 The Respondent

2. Rah va Tarabari Qom Club (hereinafter also referred to as “the Club” or “the
Respondent”) is a basketball club that played in the Iranian Super League in the 2010-
2011 season.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 23 November 2011, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”), Prof. 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 nor to his declaration of independence.… Read More

0324 Thomas, DoubleB Management, Bell Sports vs. Felice Scandone

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0324/12)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Omar Abdul Thomas

c/o DoubleB Management s.a.s, Via IV Novembre 92, 20021 Bollate (MI), Italy

– First Claimant – DoubleB Management s.a.s.

Via IV Novembre 92, 20021 Bollate (MI), Italy

– Second Claimant – Bell Sports Inc.

c/o DoubleB Management s.a.s, Via IV Novembre 92, 20021 Bollate (MI), Italy

– Third Claimant –

all represented by Mr. Enrico Zorzi, Studio Legale Zorzi – Corneli vs.

S.S. Felice Scandone Avellino

c/o PalaDelMauro – c/da Zoccolari, 83100 Avellino (AV), Italy
represented by Mr. Edoardo Lombardi, Bird & Bird

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Mr. Omar Abdul Thomas (hereinafter “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball player from the USA.
2. DoubleB Management s.a.s. (hereinafter “Claimant 2”) is a professional basketball agency based in Italy.
3. Bell Sports Inc. (hereinafter “Claimant 3”) is a professional basketball agency incorporated in the USA.… Read More

0324 Thomas, DoubleB Management, Bell Sports vs. Felice Scandone

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0324/12)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Omar Abdul Thomas

c/o DoubleB Management s.a.s, Via IV Novembre 92, 20021 Bollate (MI), Italy

– First Claimant – DoubleB Management s.a.s.

Via IV Novembre 92, 20021 Bollate (MI), Italy

– Second Claimant – Bell Sports Inc.

c/o DoubleB Management s.a.s, Via IV Novembre 92, 20021 Bollate (MI), Italy

– Third Claimant –

all represented by Mr. Enrico Zorzi, Studio Legale Zorzi – Corneli vs.

S.S. Felice Scandone Avellino

c/o PalaDelMauro – c/da Zoccolari, 83100 Avellino (AV), Italy
represented by Mr. Edoardo Lombardi, Bird & Bird

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Mr. Omar Abdul Thomas (hereinafter “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball player from the USA.
2. DoubleB Management s.a.s. (hereinafter “Claimant 2”) is a professional basketball agency based in Italy.
3. Bell Sports Inc. (hereinafter “Claimant 3”) is a professional basketball agency incorporated in the USA.… Read More

0351 Rizvic, Sport East vs. KK Budocnost Voli

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0351/12)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Ms. Annett Rombach

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Hasan Rizvić

– Claimant 1 – Sport East LC

2120 Carey Ave Ste 300, Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA

– Claimant 2 –

vs.

KK Budućnost Voli

Njegošev park, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Mr. Hasan Rizvić, (the “Player” or “Claimant 1”), is a professional basketball player of
Slovenian nationality.
2. Sport East LC (the “Agency” or “Claimant 2” and together with Claimant 1 the “Claimants”) is an agency representing professional basketball players. It is a Limited Liability Company based in Wyoming, USA. In this arbitration, it is represented by Ms. Jasmina Trnovčević (the “Agent”), a FIBA licensed agent based in Italy.

1.2 The Respondent

3. KK Budućnost Voli (the “Club” or “Respondent”) is a professional basketball club located in Podgorica, Montenegro. The Club is not represented in the present arbitration.

2. The Arbitrator

4.… Read More

0273 Side by Side vs. Carter

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0273/12)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Side By Side s.r.l.

Via Lazzaro Papi 18, 20100 Milan, Italy

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Sébastien Ledure, Lorenz International Lawyers, Boulevard du Régent 37-40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

vs.

Mr. Nathan Carter
– 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:

1. Mr. Nathan Carter is ordered to pay to Side By Side s.r.l. compensation in the amount of EUR 7,900.00.
2. Mr. Nathan Carter is ordered to pay to Side By Side s.r.l. interest of 5% p.a. on the amount of EUR 7,900.00 from 9 November 2011 until the date that payment is made.
3. Mr. Nathan Carter is ordered to pay to Side By Side s.r.l. the amount of EUR
4,000.00 as a contribution towards its legal fees and expenses.… Read More

0353 Paris, Wasserman Media Group vs. Cehan Belediye SK

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0353/12)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms. Ashley Paris
– Claimant 1 –
Wasserman Media Group

Ms. Lindsay Kagawa Colas, 10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

– Claimant 2 –

Both represented by Mr. Howard L. Jacobs

vs.

Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü

Cumhuriyet Mah. Yavuz Bülent Bakiler Bulvari, No. 2/A Ceyhan – Adana, Turkey

– 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:

1. Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü is ordered to pay to Ms. Ashley Paris the amount of USD 16,000.00 for outstanding salary and late payment penalties, plus interest of 5% p.a. on this amount since 7 December 2012.
2. Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü is ordered to pay to Wasserman Media Group the amount of USD 6,000.00 for outstanding agent fees, plus interest of 5% p.a.… Read More

0353 Paris, Wasserman Media Group vs. Cehan Belediye SK

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0353/12)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms. Ashley Paris
– Claimant 1 –
Wasserman Media Group

Ms. Lindsay Kagawa Colas, 10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

– Claimant 2 –

Both represented by Mr. Howard L. Jacobs

vs.

Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü

Cumhuriyet Mah. Yavuz Bülent Bakiler Bulvari, No. 2/A Ceyhan – Adana, Turkey

– 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:

1. Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü is ordered to pay to Ms. Ashley Paris the amount of USD 16,000.00 for outstanding salary and late payment penalties, plus interest of 5% p.a. on this amount since 7 December 2012.
2. Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü is ordered to pay to Wasserman Media Group the amount of USD 6,000.00 for outstanding agent fees, plus interest of 5% p.a.… Read More