Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas

Founding Member CRSA

Professor of Civil Procedure and Civil Law
Insitute of Law, University of Zurich


Freiensteinstrasse 5

Room FRS 1-104

CH-8032 Zürich

+41 (0)44 634 15 80


Short Bio

Ulrich Haas is Professor of Civil Procedure and Civil Law at the University of Zurich. Ulrich's work and research focus on international civil procedure (including arbitration), company insolvency law, and sports law. He is the editor of numerous publications in these areas and has worked for many years as a consultant and arbitrator.

Ulrich has been Chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on more than 200 sports-related arbitral tribunals, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit eV in Cologne and the FIBA Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) in Geneva.

He also sits as a judge for some association tribunals such as the UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal in Aigle, and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) International Court of Appeal (ICA) for Formula One related disputes. He was also Arbitrator for the ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Recently, he chaired the WADA Working Group on Governance Matters that proposed changes to the governance structure of WADA. The proposals were adopted by WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board in November 2018.

Full CV

Selected Publications

Noth/Haas, Kommentierung von R27–R36, R38–R46 des CAS Code of Sports-related Arbitration, in: Arroyo (Hrsg.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide, 2. Aufl. 2018

Haas/Trunz, Zulässigkeit polygraphischer Untersuchungen in Straf-, Zivil- und sportrechtlichen Schiedsverfahren, in: Kleiner/Baddeley/Arter (Hrsg.), Sportrecht, Bd. II, Bern 2018.

Standing of Appeal and Standing to be Sued, in: Bernasconi/Rigozzi (Hrsg.), International Sport Arbitration, 6th CAS & SAV/FSA Conference Lausanne 2016, Bern, 2018, S. 53–88.

Haas/Strub, Entwicklungen im Sportrecht/Le point sur le droit du sport, SJZ 3/2018, S. 64–69. Is the Fight against Doping in Sport a Legal Minefield like Any Other?, in: Rabin et al. (Hrsg.), Acute Topics in Anti-Doping, Basel 2017.

Haas/Rigozzi, Chronique de jurisprudence en matière d’arbitrage sportif, Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage 2017, S. 271–324

Haas/Neumayer, Vereinsgerichte – eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung zum deutschen, österreichischen und schweizerischen Recht, in: Lorenzmeier/Folz (Hrsg.), Recht und Realität, Festschrift für Christoph Vedder, Nomos 2017, S. 842–871

Revising the World Anti-Doping Code – Background to the World Anti-Doping Code 2015, in: Ulrich Haas/Deborah Healey (Hrsg.), Doping in Sport and the Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford/Portland OR 2016, S. 19–40.

The German Federal Court on Treacherous Ice – A final point in the Pechstein case, in: Christoph Müller/Sébastien Besson/Antonio Rigozzi (Hrsg.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2016, Schulthess, Zürich 2016, S. 219–265

Zwangsschiedsgerichtsbarkeit im Sport und EMRK, in: Württembergischer Fußballverband e.V. (Hrsg.), Justiz und Sportgerichtsbarkeit – Mit- oder Gegeneinander, Kooperation oder Clinch?: Tagungsband des wfv-Sportrechtsseminars vom 26.-28. September 2014 in Wangen/Allgäu, Nomos, Baden-Baden 2016, S. 72–125.

The WADA Code 2015: The Most Relevant Changes, in: Bernasconi (Hrsg.), Arbitrating Disputes in a Modern Sports World, Bern 2016, S. 37–69.

Marty/Nicholson/Haas, Report of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission, 2015, 227 Seiten. Der Court of Arbitration for Sport im Spiegel der deutschen Rechtsprechung, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, 114 (2015), S. 516–544

Rigozzi/Haas/Wisnosky/Viret, Breaking down the process for determining a basic sanction under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, International Sports Law Journal 2015, Nr. 3, S. 3–48.

Haas/Boccucci, Il Codice mondiale Antidoping 2015, Rivista di Diritto Sportivo 2015. Netzle/ Beloff QC /Haas, The Court of Arbitration for Sport, in: Sport: Law and Practice, ed. By Adam Lewis QC and Jonathan Taylor, 3rd, 2014

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