FC Sion v Essam El-Hadary & FIFA / Fenerbahçe v Appiah – Important decisions on compensation in club v player disputes

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    The Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS") has issued two decisions of particular importance to clubs, players and agents in relation to the unlawful termination of employment contracts by players. The CAS decisions in FC Sion and Appiah are of legal significance on a number of issues. However, they are most useful in confirming the approach to the assessment of the damages players must pay if they are found to have terminated their contracts without just cause.