6. Paramountcy.

A Court of Arbitration for Sport panel has stated that sports law has developed and consolidated along the years, particularly through the arbitral settlement of disputes, a set of unwritten legal principles — a lex mercatoria for sports, or a lex ludica — to which national and international sports federations must conform, regardless of the presence of such principles within their own statutes and regulations or within any applicable national law, provided that they do not conflict with any national public policy provision applicable to a given case