Swiss Supreme Court confirms restrictive approach to "surprise" decisions by arbitral tribunals

In decision 4A_716/2016, the Swiss Supreme Court considered an application to set aside a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) award due to an alleged "surprise" application of the law by the CAS Panel, violating the applicant's right to be heard.

Philippe Bärtsch (Partner) and Dr. Philip Wimalasena (Associate), Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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