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0462 Maresca vs Basket Juvecaserta s.r.l.

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0462/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Giuliano Maresca

– Claimant –

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

Basket Juvecaserta s.r.l.

Via Patturelli n. 37, 81100 Caserta, Italy

– Respondent –

represented by Mr. Enrico Zorzi, attorney at law Studio Legale Zorzi – Corneli – Di Francesco Via Nicola Palma 12, 64100 Teramo, Italy

1. The Parties

1.1. The Claimant

1. Mr. Giuliano Maresca (hereinafter the “Claimant” or the “Player”) is a professional basketball player of Italian nationality.

1.2. The Respondent

2. Basket Juvecaserta s.r.l. (hereinafter the “Respondent” or the “Club”) is a professional basketball club located in Caserta, Italy.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 14 November 2013, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (hereinafter the “BAT”), Prof. Richard H. McLaren, 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

0424 Doron, Sports International Group Inc. vs Elitzur Ramla BC

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0424/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Ms. Shay Doron

– Claimant 1 –

Sports International Group Inc.

267 Kentlands Blvd. Suite 105, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Maryland, Washington, USA

– Claimant 2 –

both represented by Mr. Ersü Oktay Huduti, attorney at law
Büyükdere Cad. Maya Akar Center
100-102 C Blok Ofis No: 13 Esentepe
Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
vs.

Elitzur Ramla BC

Sport Division, City Hall Ramla, Vizman Str. 1
72100 Ramla, Israel
represented by Dan Schwartz and Hagar Lugassy, attorneys at law Gideon Fisher & Co., Azrieli Center, Triangular Tower 39th Floor Tel Aviv 6701101, Israel

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimants

1. Ms. Shay Doron (hereinafter “Claimant 1”) is a professional basketball player of Israeli and US nationality.
2. Sports International Group Inc. (hereinafter “Claimant 2” and together with Claimant 1, “the Claimants”) is a professional basketball players’ agency based in the USA.

1.2 The Respondent

3.… Read More

0527 Klobucar vs Basketball Club Partizan

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0527/14)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Jaka Klobucar

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Blaz Bolcar, attorney at law
Law Office Bolcar, Cesta IX, Korpusa 46, 5250 Solkan, Slovenia
vs.

Basketball Club Partizan

Humska 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

– Respondent –

represented by its Director, Mr. Mlajdan Silobad

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Jaka Klobucar (“Player”) is a professional basketball player.

1.2 The Respondent

2. Basketball Club Partizan (“Respondent”) is a professional basketball club in Belgrade, Serbia.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 13 March 2014, Prof. Richard H. McLaren, President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”), appointed Mr. Klaus Reichert SC as arbitrator (“Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT Rules”). None of the Parties has raised any objections to the appointment of the Arbitrator or to his declaration of independence.

3. Facts and Proceedings

3.1 Summary of the Background and the Dispute

4.… Read More

0519 Arnold, Stanley vs BC Aliaga Petkim

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0519/14)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Marcus Arnold
– Claimant 1 – Mr. Robert Stanley
– Claimant 2 –

both represented by Mr. Sébastien Ledure, Lorenz International Lawyers

Boulevard du Régent 37-40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

vs.

BC Aliaga Petkim

Atatürk Mahallesi Günes Sokak No. 25, 35800 Izmir, Turkey

– Respondent –
AWARD

Upon providing all 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. BC Aliaga Petkim is ordered to pay Mr. Marcus Arnold outstanding salary in the amount of USD 16,000.00 net, together with interest at 5% per annum on that amount from 31 May 2013.
2. BC Aliaga Petkim is ordered to pay Mr. Robrt Stanley outstanding agency fees in the amount of USD 7,500.00 together with interest at 5% per annum on that amount from 1 October 2012.… Read More

0510 Gaddefors, Entersport vs KK Radnicki Kragujevac

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0510/14)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Anton Gaddefors

c/o Entersport, 128 Heather Dr., New Canaan, CT 06840, USA

– Claimant 1 –
Entersport

128 Heather Dr., New Canaan, CT 06840, USA

– Claimant 2 –

vs.

KK Radnicki Kragujevac

Grada Sirena 15, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia

– Respondent –

represented by Mr. Vladimir Mihaj, attorney at law

Ul. Alekse Nenadovića 15, Belgrade, Serbia

AWARD

Upon providing all 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. KK Radnicki Kragujevac is ordered to pay jointly to Mr. Anton Gaddefors and Entersport EUR 15,750.00 net, together with interest at 5% per annum on that amount from 15 January 2014.
2. KK Radnicki Kragujevac is ordered to pay jointly to Mr. Anton Gaddefors and Entersport EUR 1,513.89 as a contribution towards their legal fees and expenses.… Read More

0500 Lebedintsev vs Basketball Club Ferro- ZNTU

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0500/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Stephan Netzle

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Andriy Lebedintsev
– Claimant –

vs.

Basketball Club Ferro – ZNTU

Pravdy str. 39, Café “Ferro”

69035 Zaporozhye, Ukraine

represented by its Director Mr. Valeriy Elkinson

– 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. Basketball Club Ferro – ZNTU is ordered to pay to Mr. Andriy Lebedintsev the amount of USD 12,490.63.
2. 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 3,500.00, shall be borne by the Basketball Club Ferro – ZNTU alone. Accordingly, the Basketball Club Ferro – ZNTU shall pay to Mr. Andriy Lebedintsev EUR 3,500.00.
3. The parties shall bear their own legal fees and expenses.… Read More

0486 Nicevic vs S.S. Sutor Srl

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0486/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Ms. Annett Rombach

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Sandro Nicevic

– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Miodrag Raznatovic, attorney at law
Strahinjica bana 18, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
vs.

S.S. Sutor Srl

Viale Zaccagnini 108, 63812 Montegranaro (FM), Italy

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimant

1. Mr. Sandro Nicevic (the “Player” or “Claimant”) is a professional basketball player of
Croatian nationality.

1.2 The Respondent

2. S.S. Sutor Srl (the “Club” or “Respondent”, and together with Claimant the “Parties”) is a professional basketball club located in Montegranaro, Italy.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 21 January 2014, Prof. Richard H. McLaren, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”), appointed Ms. Annett Rombach 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 her declaration of independence.… Read More

0482 Brooks vs Al-Khor Sports Club

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0482/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Ulrich Haas

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Philipp Brooks

represented by Mr. Micah Brooks, attorney at law

Vela Keller P.C., 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane

Suite 802 Dallas, TX 75206

vs.

Al-Khor Sports Club

P.O. Box 1105 Al-Khor, Qatar

represented by Mr. Mohammed Meqled Al Merakhi, General Secretary

– Claimant –
– 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. Al-Khor Sports Club is ordered to pay to Mr. Philip Brooks the amount of
USD 27,300.00 for breach of contract.
2. 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 5,065.19, shall be borne by Al-Khor Sports Club. Accordingly, Al-Khor Sports Club shall pay to Mr.… Read More

0472 Sabra vs Byblos Sporting Club

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0472/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Klaus Reichert SC

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr. Yehya Khaled Sabra
– Claimant –

represented by Mr. Pantelis Dedes, attorney at law, Xanthou str. 10673, Athens, Greece

vs.

Byblos Sporting Club

Jbell, Main Street, near Haji Market, Byblos City, Lebanon

– Respondent –

represented by its President, Mr. Jean-Marc Khalil Khaled

AWARD

Upon providing all 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. Byblos Sporting Club is ordered to pay Mr. Yehya Khaled Sabra USD 7,500.00 net, for unpaid salary, together with interest at 5% per annum on that amount from 31 May 2013.
2. Byblos Sporting Club is ordered to pay Mr. Yehya Khaled Sabra USD 15,000.00 net, for unpaid salary, together with interest at 5% per annum on that amount from 1 October 2013.… Read More

0436 Galatasaray Spor Kubulu Dernegi vs Hawkins

ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0436/13)

by the

BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Ms. Annett Rombach

in the arbitration proceedings between

Galatasaray Spor Kulübü Dernegi

Ali Sami Yen Kompleksi, Türk Telekom Arena Stadyumu, Kat. 4 Huzur Mahallesi, Seyrantepe/Istanbul, Turkey
represented by Mr. Mahinur Dengiz and Mr. Burcin Celen, attorneys at law
vs.

David Gregory Hawkins

represented by Mr. Malcom Andre Buck and Mr. Jeffrey Grant Lynds, attorneys at law, Arete Sports Agency, PO Box 345,
Wayne, PA 19087, USA

– Claimant –

– Respondent –

1. The Parties

1.1 The Claimant

1. Galatasaray Spor Kulübü Dernegi (the “Club” or “Claimant”) is a professional basketball club with its seat in Istanbul, Turkey.

1.2 The Respondent

2. Mr. David Gregory Hawkins (the “Player” or “Respondent”) is a professional basketball player from the United States of America.

2. The Arbitrator

3. On 1 August 2013, Prof. Richard H. McLaren, the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”), appointed Ms. Annett Rombach as arbitrator (the “Arbitrator”) pursuant to Article 8.1 of the Rules of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT Rules”).… Read More