CAS has its seat in Lausanne, so the arbitration laws of Switzerland apply1. The basis for CAS jurisdiction is contractual. It may arise out of an ad hoc agreement entered into before or after the dispute arose, or, where an appeal is involved, by reason of a provision for CAS arbitration in the rules of the body whose decision is the subject of an appeal2. In either event the dispute must be 'sports-related3: CAS has never hitherto declined jurisdiction on the basis of non-satisfaction of this criterion. Parties to proceedings before CAS will sign an order of procedure which
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