Jamaican attorney Kent Pantry appointed CAS arbitrator

By July 03, 2019

Chairman of Jamaica’s Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Kent Pantry has been appointed as an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Pantry’s appointment is with immediate effect and is for a term of four years.

Pantry, a former Director of Public Prosecution in Jamaica, is the first Jamaican to be appointed as an arbitrator to the CAS.

However, Judge Patrick Robinson has been a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) which has administrative and financial authority over CAS.

The CAS is an institution independent of any sports organization, which provides for services in order to facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation by means of procedural rules adapted to the­ specific needs of the sports world.

Pantry will join nearly 300 arbitrators from 87 countries, chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law.

“I feel very honoured. It was a very competitive appointment based on the number of persons who applied,” Pantry told Sportsmax.TV,” to be selected is a great honour.”

He revealed that he is to travel to Budapest in October for an orientation exercise but there he has some paperwork to complete before that happens.

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