Bursaspor prevails before CAS with Martens Lawyers

By decision dated 30 May 2012 UEFA excluded Bursaspor from all UEFA Competitions for the Season 2012/13, because of alleged violations of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. Represented by Andreas Zagklis and Christian Keidel, Bursaspor filed an appeal against this decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

On 22 June 2012 the CAS annulled UEFA’s decision and decided to suspend the exclusion of Bursaspor for a probationary period of three years. Hence, Bursaspor can compete in the upcoming season in the UEFA Europa League. This is the first decision of CAS in respect of a sanction issued by UEFA for an alleged violation of the Financial Fair Play (monitoring) rules, which came into force on 1 June 2011.
Please find CAS’ press release regarding this case here.
UEFA’s statement regarding this CAS award is available here.