Rafal Sonik’s arbitration proceedings before the arbitration bodies of the International Motorcycle Federation
Gide’s Warsaw office has been representing Mr Rafał Sonik, the Polish quad (ATV) rider, multiple World Cup winner (including in 2019) and 2015 Dakar Rally winner, in arbitration proceedings before the arbitration bodies of the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) regarding the results of the 2017 Oilibya Rally of Morocco.
During the Rally, Mr Sonik encountered serious navigation problems due to errors in the provided road book. After a lengthy trial, the TIA (International Tribunal of Appeal) found that Mr Sonik accurately proved the amount of time lost and ordered an adjustment of his result. Mr Sonik was then declared the winner of the 2017 Oilibya Rally of Morocco, thereby securing second place in the 2017 World Cup classification.
Gide’s team advising Rafal Sonik on this arbitration was led by counsel Krzysztof Cieplinski
Involved fees earner: Krzysztof Cieplinski – Gide Loyrette Nouel
Law Firms: Gide Loyrette Nouel;
Clients: Rafał Sonik;