On 25 – 26 July 2019, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) hosted a 2-day workshop introducing the mechanism and history of the National Dispute Resolution Chambers (NDRC) to the arbitrators appointed for the NDRC. Representatives of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) were also present at the workshop.
Richard Wee Chambers is pleased to inform that 2 of our partners, Richard Wee and Lesley Lim, have been appointed as members of the NDRC, of which Richard sits in the Appeals Committee while Lesley is at the First Instance.
Created by FIFA, the NDRC is an independent tribunal intended to be an affordable mechanism to resolve contractual disputes as well as matters concerning training compensation and solidarity contributions. Premised on the principle of parity (equal representation from players and clubs), all 3 stakeholders in Malaysian football — namely the Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM), the Malaysian Football League (MFL) and the FAM — have appointed representatives in NDRC.