Court of Arbitration for Sport to open temporary offices in London for


The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced that it will open temporary offices in London for the duration of the 2012 Olympic games, according to an article published by Eurosport.

Located at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane, the office will be occupied by its ad hoc division.

It will house a panel of 12 experts in sport’s law. Dedicated to resolving any legal disputes that may arise at the games, this team will be led by secretary, Matthieu Reeb. Two lawyers based in the United Kingdom – Graeme Mew and Stuart McInnes – will also serve on the panel.

Decisions will be made within the Games’ time limits and presided over by Swede, Gunnar Werner and Judge Juan Torruella, from Puerto Rico.

Originally introduced for the Atlanta Games in 1996, the ad hoc division has also been present at the UEFA European Championships and the FIFA World Cup, as well as the Commonwealth Games.

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