FIFA's legal team are mulling over whether the governing body of world football should step in and arbitrate in the Carlos Tevez affair.
Under normal circumstances, Fifa would only arbitrate in non-domestic transfer disputes but the thorny issue of Tevez's ownership prompted both clubs to ask for their help.
Such agreement or provision shall be valid, enforceable, and irrevocable without regard to the justiciable character of the controversy; provided that this act shall not apply to any such agreement or provision to arbitrate in
which it is stipulated that this law shall not apply or to any arbitration or award thereunder.
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