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0429 Coppa vs. BSAT

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0429/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Salvatore Coppa

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Mario Vigna and Mr. Stefano Brustia, attorneys at law, Piazza Adriana, 15, I-00193 Roma, Italy
vs.

Basketball Sport Association of Thailand

Room no. 286, Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Huamak Bangkapi,
10240 Bangkok, Thailand

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1. The Claimant

1. Mr. Salvatore Coppa (hereinafter the “Coach”) is a professional basketball coach of Italian nationality and licensed by FIBA under the License Number 2007018954. The Coach is represented by Mr. Mario Vigna and Mr. Stefano Brustia, attorneys at law of the law firm Coccia De Angelis Pardo Associati in Rome, Italy.

1.2. The Respondent

2. The Basketball Sport Association of Thailand (hereinafter the “Association” or “BSAT”) is the national basketball association of Thailand with its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. The BSAT is a member federation of FIBA.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 1 August 2013, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT”), Prof.… Read More

0428 Popovic, Fimic vs. Všj Kauno Žalgirio Klubas

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0428/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Marko Popović,

represented by Mr. Obrad Fimić, Zlota 11/2, 00-019 Warsaw, Poland
and

Mr. Obrad Fimić,

Zlota 11/2 street, 00-019 Warsaw, Poland

– Claimant 1-

– Claimant 2-

vs.

Všj Kauno Žalgirio Klubas,

Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 49, LT-44333, Kaunas, Lithuania
represented by Mrs. Jolanta Špakauskaite, attorney at law, and Mr. Paulius Motiejunas, Director

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 Claimant 1

1. Mr. Marko Popović, is a professional Croatian basketball player (hereinafter referred to as “Player” or “Claimant 1”).

1.2 Claimant 2

2. Mr. Obrad Fimić (hereinafter referred to as “Agent” or “Claimant 2”, and together with Claimant 1, the “Claimants”), is a FIBA-licensed agent who represents professional basketball players worldwide, among others Claimant 1.

1.3 The Respondent

3. Všj Kauno Žalgirio Remejas (hereinafter referred to as “Club” or “Respondent”) is a basketball club located in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Club is represented by its Director, Mr.… Read More

IBPA’s Expert Arbitration Lawyer, Shelly Skeen, presents Oral Argument to Texas Supreme Court

BFSN Law attorney Shelly Skeen

BFSN Law attorney Shelly Skeen

BFSN Law’s Shelly Skeen argued in front of the Texas Supreme Court on November 7, 2013 in support of the First Amendment right to speak anonymously on the Internet. The case involves a company’s and its CEO’s attempt to discover the identity of an anonymous Internet blogger, “Doe.”

 

Ms. Skeen is a partner of BFSN Law and one of the co-founders of the IBPA. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England, MCIArb and has been a certified mediator for over 10 years.

 

Besides conducting arbitration for the IBPA before the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, Ms. Skeen’s practice focuses on areas of complex commercial litigation, representing businesses across the country in disputes in state and federal court and arbitrations; appellate law; professional malpractice and grievance defense; and probate and estate planning.

 

To read the full article about Ms. Skeen’s Argument before the Texas Supreme Court, visit BFSNLaw.com

 

Ms.… Read More

0430 Mavroeidis vs. CB Bilbao Basket Berry SAD

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0430/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Dimitrios Mavroeidis
– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Sofoklis Pilavios, attorney at law,

29 Irodotou Street, 10673 Athens, Greece

vs.

CB Bilbao Basket Berry SAD

Calle Heros, 28 1° Izquierda, 48009 Bilbao, Spain

represented by its President Mr. Predrag Savovic Jovanovic and by

Mrs. Olatz Begona Arrinda Izaguirre

.

– 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. CB Bilbao Basket Berry SAD is ordered to pay to Mr. Dimitrios Mavroeidis the outstanding amount of EUR 2,888.00 plus interest on this amount at the rate of 5% p.a. since 24 September 2013.
2. CB Bilbao Basket Berry SAD is ordered to pay to Mr. Dimitrios Mavroeidis default interest
a.… Read More

0427 Dmitriev vs. BC Krasnye Krylia Samara

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0427/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Ms. Annett Rombach

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Fedor Dmitriev

represented by Mr. Obrad Fimić,

Zlota 11/2 street, 00-019 Warsaw, Poland

vs.

BC Krasnye Krylia Samara

Sovetskoy Armii Str. 253a – 340,

443011 Samara, Russia

– Claimant –
– Respondent –

Arbitral Award 1/3 (BAT 0427/13)

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. BC Krasnye Krylia Samara is ordered to pay to Mr. Fedor Dmitriev
EUR 25,000.00 net together with interest of 10% p.a. from 3 March 2013.
2. BC Krasnye Krylia Samara is ordered to pay to Mr. Fedor Dmitriev
EUR 3,500.00 as a contribution towards his legal fees and expenses.
3. 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 2,915.00, shall be borne by BC Krasnye Krylia Samara alone.… Read More

0416 Kulvietis, UAB East Players vs Viesoji Istaiga Krepsinio Rytas

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0416/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Ms. Annett Rombach

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Saulius Kulvietis

– Claimant 1 – UAB “East Players”

Ménulio g. 7, 04326 Vilnius, Lithuania

– Claimant 2 –

both represented by Mr. Linas Jakas and Mr. Antanas Paulauskas, attorneys at law, ADLEX, Gynèju g. 16, 01109 Vilnius, Lithuania
vs.

Viešoji Istaiga “Krepšinio Rytas”

Ozo g. 14A, 08200 Vilnius, Lithuania

– Respondent –

represented by Mr. Martynas Purlys, director

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Mr. Saulius Kulvietis (the “Player” or “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball player of
Lithuanian nationality.
2. UAB “East Players” (the “Agency” or “Claimant 2” and together with Claimant 1 the “Claimants”) is an agency representing professional basketball players. It is seated in Lithuania.

1.2 The Respondent

3. Viešoji Istaiga “Krepšinio Rytas” (the “Club” or “Respondent” and together with
Claimants the “Parties”) is a professional basketball club located in Vilnius, Lithuania.

2. The Arbitrator

4.… Read More

0435 Katelynas, Bill A Duffy Int Inc vs. BC Lietuvos Rytas

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0435/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Quentin Byrne-Sutton

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Mindaugas Katelynas,

– Claimant 1 –

Bill A. Duffy International Inc.

BDA Sports Management, 507 N. Gertruda Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA

– Claimant 2 –

both represented by Mr. Billy J. Kuenzinger, BDA Sports Management
vs.

BC Lietuvos Rytas,

Ozo g. 14A, 08200 Vilnius, Lithuania

– Respondent –

represented by Ms. Laura Martinkute Vainauskiene

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Mr. Mindaugas Katelynas is a professional basketball player (hereinafter referred to as
“the Player” or “Claimant 1”).
2. Bill A. Duffy International Inc. is the Player’s agent (hereinafter “the Agent” or
“Claimant 2”).
3. Claimants 1 and 2 are referred to jointly as “the Claimants”.

1.2 The Respondent

4. BC Lietuvos Rytas (hereinafter also referred to as “the Club” or “the Respondent”) is a
Lithuanian professional basketball club.

2. The Arbitrator

5. On 4 August 2013, Richard H.… Read More

0378 Lukashov vs. Budivelnyk

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0378/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Denys Lukashov

– Claimant –

vs.

Budivelnyk Basketball Promoters Inc.

Ziatoustivska St. 10 – 2, office 2, 01135 Kyiv, Ukraine

– Respondent 1 –

Budivelnyk Properties Inc.

Ziatoustivska St. 10 – 2, office 2, 01135 Kyiv, Ukraine

– Respondent 2 –

BSC Budivelnyk Ltd.

Ziatoustivska St. 10 – 2, office 2, 01135 Kyiv, Ukraine

– Respondent 3 –

1. The Parties

1.1. The Claimant

1. Mr. Denis Lukashov (hereinafter the “Player”) is a professional basketball player of
Ukrainian nationality. He is not represented by counsel in this arbitration.

1.2. The Respondents

2. Budivelnyk Basketball Promoters Inc. (hereinafter the “Company” or “Respondent 1”) is a business entity related to BSC Budivelnyk Ltd (hereinafter the “Club” or “Respondent
3”), a professional basketball club playing in the Ukrainian Super League.
3. Budivelnyk Properties Inc. (hereinafter “Respondent 2”) is another business entity
related to the Club.… Read More