The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), which was developed by Martens Rechtsanwälte, received its first case on 29 May 2007. Since then, the number of requests for arbitration submitted to the BAT each year has increased almost every year. After a little more than 13 years, the BAT has now received its 1500th case.
Since its creation, the BAT, with its innovative mechanism to resolve contractual disputes quickly and cost-effectively, has developed into a well-established international court of arbitration that has become the second-biggest sports arbitral tribunal in the world, based on case numbers. The arbitrators decide ex aequo et bono and their awards have gradually built a jurisprudence creating equitable principles in relation to recurrent issues in the context of basketball contracts.
In March 2019, the BAT hosted its first user conference. By developing further the rules and the administration of the proceedings, the BAT is dedicated to constantly improving the user-friendliness of the system.
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