19 Jan 18

ICC YAF: International Sports Arbitration: Don’t hate the player, hate the game!

Escaldes-Engordany, Andorre, • English

This is a unique opportunity to gather members of ICC YAF in an informal setting, combining arbitration, winter sports, leisure and networking.


Participants will discover the field of sports arbitration, a unique field that remains to be explored by many of us in the arbitral community. They will also have the chance to enjoy the snow and all the activities the season offers in the beautiful Andorra.

The seminar will consist of two lively roundtable discussions on particular aspects of sports arbitration followed by a workshop led by two moderators where the participants will have the chance to exchange thoughts and share their experience around a mock case.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.


18:15Welcome Remarks
18:30 – 19:10Consent to Sports Arbitration: the saga of Pechstein and Gert Thys’ cases
19:10 – 19:50Disputes related to sports broadcasting rights and contracts between sport clubs and coaches
19:50 – 20:05Break
20:05 – 20:45Practical case analysis: TAS Rules on the Appeal Arbitration Procedure
20:45 – 21:00Closing Remarks
21:00Cocktail Reception


Speakers will be announced shortly

Logistical notes


Cases & Lacambra S.L., Carrer Manel Cerqueda I Escaler, AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorre.



Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.



A private bus will be available from Barcelona to Andorra on Friday 19 and from Andorra to Barcelona on Sunday 21 January 2018. If you need to use this service, please register at the following link:


(€ 63,11 per person to be paid on or before 15 December 2017).


19/01/18     Barcelona to Andorra

12:45          Departure from Barcelona Airport El Prat (BNC)

13:30          Departure from Train Station Barcelona Sants

16:30          Arrival at Andorra la Vella

17:00          Arrival at Sport Hotel Village

17:15          Transfer from Sport Hotel Village to Cases & Lacambra


21/01/18     Andorra to Barcelona

13:30          Departure from Sport Hotel Village

14:00          Departure from Andorra la Vella

18:00          Arrival at Train Station Barcelona Sants

18:30          Arrival at Barcelona Airport El Prat (BNC)



Hotels at the foot of ski slopes:


Sport Hotel Village, Ctra. General, s/n, AD100 Soldeu

+376 870550



Hotel Piolets Park & Spa, Ctra. General, s/n, AD100 Soldeu

+376 871787



Hotel Rutllan, Av. del Ravell, 3, AD400 La Massana

+376 738738




Hotels in the center of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany:


Hotel Acta Arthotel, C / Prat de la Creu, 15-25, AD500 Andorra la Vella

+376 760303



Park Hotel, C/ de les Canals, 24, AD500 Andorra la Vella

+376 877777



Golden Tulip Andorra Hotel Fénix, C/ del Prat Gran, AD700 Escaldes-Engordany

+376 760760



Hotel Plaza Andorra, C/ Na Maria Pla, 19-21, AD500 Andorra la Vella

+376 879444



Please register by sending an email to carlota.garcia@caseslacambra.com no later than 27 December 2017.