Professor Guo Shuli of Soochow University Elected Arbitrator of CAS Anti-Doping Division

Recently, the CAS official website announced that Professor Guo Shuli of Wang Jian Law School of our university was appointed as the arbitrator of the CAS Anti-doping Division; It is understood that this is the first time that the Anti-Doping Tribunal has published a list of 45 sole arbitrators and non-sole arbitrators from 19 countries.

The International Court of Arbitration for Sports was established in 1984 and bears very important responsibilities in resolving international sports disputes. Since its establishment, CAS has ruled a number of major influential disputes in international sports.

The CAS established the Anti-Doping Division in 2016 to work towards a more effective, transparent and credible anti-doping system. To be an arbitrator of the arbitration court, the candidate should have recognized competence in sports law and international arbitration, and have professional understanding of sports. The arbitrator should also be proficient in at least one of the working languages (English, French) of the CAS. As a result, most of the arbitrators in the arbitration court are lawyers, judges, or people with relevant professional background.

About Professor GuoShuli:

Born in 1975 in Liling, Hunan Province, Professor Guo Shuli achieved both his Bachelor’s Degree of Laws in 1997and Master of Laws in 2000from Xiangtan University. Then he achieved his PhD of Laws from Wuhan University in 2003. He is currently a professor and PhD supervisor of Wang Jian Law School of Soochow University. He is also an executive director of the China International Private Law Research Association, an executive director of the Chinese Sports Law Research Association, a member of the China Anti-Doping Center Punishment Committee, and an arbitrator of the CAS Anti-Doping Arbitration Tribunal (ADD). He worked at Xiangtan University School of Law from 2000 to 2015 and was a visiting scholar at the International Sports Law Center of the Hague Assel Institute in the Netherlands (2005-2006, funded by the China Scholarship Council) and visiting scholar at National Institute of Sports Law, Marquette University, USA (2013-2014, funded by the China Scholarship Council). His current teaching and research interest include private international law and sports law studies.