Stamford Bridge over troubled waters II; Case Law comparison

The case of Barea v. Neuchâtel Xamax [2012] ISLR 34 is a useful comparator for the well publicised legal claim that former Chelsea FC doctor Eva Carneiro has against Chelsea FC (and as this blog will explain, personally against the ‘Special One’).

The facts of the case are football specific and serves as a useful precedent for demonstrating the ability for players’ or in Carneiro’s case backroom staff to challenge the power of their manager. Perhaps the most interesting fact about the case is that the case was decided by Swiss law which is the underlying law of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (which is the ultimate appeal jurisdiction for disputes arising in football).
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