Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in their 46th meeting at Sydney, Australia, yesterday, elected a new President for the CAS Ordinary Arbitration division. The 46th meeting of the international council (ICAS), the governing body of CAS chose Ms. Carole Malinvaud of France to lead their Ordinary Arbitration Division after the resignation of their previous President Dr Nabil Elaraby of Egypt.
Dr Nabil Elaraby who requested to step down from the role, is a former Judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, former Foreign Minister of Egypt and former Secretary General of the League of Arab States. Dr Elaraby, even after his resignation, remains a member of the ICAS.
Ms. Carole Malinvaud
The new President has a vast experience into the international law and arbitration practices and is a partner in an international law firm in Paris, France, where she co-heads the international arbitration practice, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce French international arbitration commission (ICC France), former chair of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage.
Also, she is a specialist in international commercial law and international arbitration. Speaking about her educational qualifications and other key associations, she holds degrees from Paris II University and Harvard law School, and is a member of both the Paris and New York bars.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport & its Various Divisions
The court of Arbitration for Sport or CAS is is an independent institution involved in resolving legal disputes in the field of sport. The institution comprises two divisions: the Ordinary Arbitration Division and the Appeals Arbitration Division.
Ordinary Arbitration Division: This Division of CAS conducts arbitration procedures arising from commercial contracts linked to sport
Appeals Arbitration Division: The Appeals Division of CAS handles disputes arising from decisions taken by the internal bodies of sports organisations.
The International Council, also, amended some provisions of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration, as well as the schedule of arbitration costs, which will make the arbitration process more efficient and effective.