Monthly Archives: April 2014

0471 Filopovski vs KK Union Olimpija Ljubljana

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0471/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Saso Filopovski

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Sebastien Ledure, attorney at law, Lorenz International Lawyers, Boulevard du Regent 37-40,
1000 Brussels, Belgium
vs.

KK Union Olimpija Ljubljana

Vojkova 100, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Respondent –

represented by Ms. Martina Zaucer, attorney at law,
Kozinc & Partnerji, Dalmatinova 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Saso Filopovski (hereinafter the “Claimant”) is a professional basketball coach from
Slovenia.
2. In these proceedings, the Claimant is represented by Mr. Sebastien Ledure of Lorenz
International Lawyers, Boulevard du Regent 37-40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

1.2 The Respondent

3. KK Union Olimpija Ljubljana (hereinafter the “Respondent”) is a professional basketball club in Slovenia.
4. In these proceedings, the Respondent is represented by Ms. Martina Zaucer of Kozinc
& Partnerji, Dalmatinova 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2. The Arbitrator

5. On 3 December 2013, Prof.… Read More

0490 Thomas, Cound Group LLC, Ates vs Botas Spor Kulubu

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0490/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms. Christi Michelle Thomas

– Claimant 1 –

The Cound Group LLC

– Claimant 2 –

Ms. Ceren Ateş

– Claimant 3 –

all represented by Mr. Ersel Aldabak, attorney at law,
İnönü Cad. No:3 D:13, Sahrayıcedid, Kadıköy, 34734 Istanbul, Turkey
vs.

Botaş Spor Kulübü

Cemalpaşa Mah. Gazipasa Blv.,
Gen Plaza No: 45 Kat:1 D.2, 01120 Adana, Turkey
represented by Mr. Abdullah Kutlu, General Manager

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Ms. Christi Michelle Thomas (hereinafter the “Player” or “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball player of US nationality.
2. The Cound Group LLC (hereinafter “Claimant 2”) is a sports management agency located in Tennessee, USA, which represents professional basketball players, among others Claimant 1.
3. Ms. Ceren Ateş (hereinafter “Claimant 3”) is a FIBA-licensed agent located in
Istanbul, Turkey. Among other players, she represents Claimant 1 in Turkey.… Read More

0451 Rossetti vs Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l.

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0451/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Marco Rossetti
– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Giuseppe Cassi, attorney at law, Via Archimede 18, 97100 Ragusa, Italy

vs.

Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l.

Parco della Rimembranza, 51, 03029 Veroli (FR), Italy represented by Mr. Massimo Uccioli, President

– 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. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay to Mr. Marco Rossetti the amount of EUR 15,745.86 net.
2. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay to Mr. Marco Rossetti interest of
5% p.a.

– on the amount of EUR 2,780.00 from 26 April 2013 to 8 November 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 745.86 since 9 November 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 5,000.00 since 26 May 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 5,000.00 since 26 June 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 5,000.00 since 26 July 2013.… Read More

0450 Berti vs Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l.

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0450/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Simone Berti
– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Giuseppe Cassi, attorney at law, Via Archimede 18, 97100 Ragusa, Italy

vs.

Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l.

Parco della Rimembranza 51, 03029 Veroli (FR), Italy represented by Mr. Massimo Uccioli, President

– 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. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay to Mr. Simone Berti the amount of
EUR 16,934.70 net as outstanding salary.
2. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay to Mr. Simone Berti interest of 5%
p.a.

– on the amount of EUR 4,046.00 from 26 April 2013 to 8 November 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 1,934.70 since 9 November 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 5,000.00 since 26 May 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 5,000.00 since 26 June 2013,

– on the amount of EUR 5,000.00 since 26 July 2013.… Read More

0446 Rinaldi vs Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l.

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0446/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Tommaso Rinaldi
– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Giovanni Allegro,

Via S.C. Alessandrina n. 9 – 84125 Salerno, Italy

vs.

Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l.

Parco della Rimembranza, 51 – 03029 Veroli (FR), Italy

– Respondent –

represented by Mr. Massimo Uccioli, President

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. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay Mr. Tommaso Rinaldi compensation for unpaid salary payments in the amount of EUR 9,000.00.
2. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay Mr. Tommaso Rinaldi contractual penalties in the amount of EUR 2,500.00.
3. Basket Veroli S.S.D. a r.l. is ordered to pay Mr. Tommaso Rinaldi the amount of EUR 5,000.00 as a contribution towards his legal fees and expenses.… Read More

0460 Thomas, Scotti vs Pinar Karsiyaka Spor Kulubu

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0460/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Will B. Thomas,

– Claimant 1 – Mr. Mario Scotti,

– Claimant 2 –

vs.

Pinar Karşiyaka Spor Kulübü, Yali Cad. 396, 35540 Izmir, Turkey

– Respondent –

represented by Mr. Mutlu Altug, President of Respondent, and Mr. Mehmet Yaya, Attorney-at-Law, Izmir, Turkey

1. The Parties

1.1 Claimant 1

1. Mr. Will B. Thomas is a professional basketball player with US citizenship (hereinafter referred to as “Player” or “Claimant 1”).

1.2 Claimant 2

2. Mr. Mario Scotti (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. Pinar Karşiyaka Spor Kulübü (hereinafter referred to as “Club” or “Respondent”) is a basketball club located in Izmir, Turkey.

2. The Arbitrator

4. On 18 November 2013, Prof. Richard H. McLaren, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”) appointed Prof.… Read More