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Appointment To America's Cup Arbitration Panel

COR/D, the Challenger of Record and Defender, for the 31st America's Cup

Fifth Appointment To America's Cup Arbitration Panel


Professor Fernando Pombo of Madrid, Spain, has been appointed as the fifth member of the America's Cup Arbitration Panel.

The panel is charged with resolving disputes associated with the America's Cup in Auckland, New Zealand that starts with the Challenger Selection Series in October 2002 and culminates in the America's Cup Match in February, 2003.

Under the terms of the protocol for the 31st America's Cup, Professor Pombo was appointed by the four members of the panel previously announced by COR/D (Challenger of Record and Defender) comprising the Challenger of Record (Yacht Club Punta Ala) and the Defender of the America's Cup (the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron). Each club appointed two members of the panel.

Fernando Pombo is a former Chairman of the International Bar Association's Section on Legal Practice and is currently the Treasurer of that organisation. He is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Court and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.

As well as being a founding member and senior partner in a leading Spanish law firm, he has been Professor of Law in Madrid and every summer he teaches International Business Law at the Salzburg Law School. He speaks four languages.

Professor Pombo has been Spanish National Champion in the Star class and under the IMS category several times and is a member of the Constitution Committee of the International Sailing Federation.


1st December 2000

For further information please contact:

Murray Taylor Pierpaolo Gardella
America's Cup 2003 CORM – Challenger of Record Management
New Zealand For America’s Cup XXXI

Tel: (00 64-9) 303 2000 + 377 97704398
Fax: (00 64-9) 357 0134 + 377 97704399
Email: murray.taylor@xtra.co.nz corm@imcn.com

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