The Court of Arbitration for Sport and Its Jurisprudence

An Empirical Inquiry into Lex Sportiva

  • Johan Lindholm

Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Jurisprudence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
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  4. The Actors

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      Pages 217-217
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-348

About this book


This book takes a close look at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), challenging existing claims and answering previously unanswered questions, by considering all of its publicly available decisions, both in its entirety as a body of jurisprudence and on a case-by-case level.

It also investigates the actors involved in adjudication before the CAS, both the parties that bring disputes before the CAS and the arbitrators that resolve them, and in so doing establish precedents that govern sports generally.

While the book relies upon and includes more traditional legal theory and analysis, it combines this with an empirical analysis of a large portion of the CAS's decisions. Hereby it relies upon and relates to the theory of the development of a transnational legal order in sports, the lex sportiva.

The publication is targeted at and will benefit those professionally working in or interested in the fields of sports law, arbitration law, transnational law, or empirical legal studies.

Johan Lindholm is a Professor of Law at Umeå University in Sweden. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Johan Lindholm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LawUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. Asser Press and the author 2019
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-94-6265-284-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6265-285-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6926
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-003X
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