4 New Square's Graeme Mew will be spending the Olympic Games serving as an arbitrator member of the ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The CAS office in London opened last week and will remain in operation for the duration of the Games. Its mandate is to resolve any legal disputes that may arise during the Olympics. The ad hoc Division is a special tribunal which has been in operation at previous editions of the Games since Atlanta in 1996 as well as at other major international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. The CAS ad hoc Division provides all participants in the Games with free access to justice, rendered within time limits that keep pace with the competition.
The tribunal is presided over by Judge Juan Torruella of Puerto Rico and Mr Gunnar Werner of Sweden, and is composed of twelve international arbitrators - including Graeme - chosen for their expertise in arbitration and sports law. The twelve have been selected by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.