1. Mr. Mohamed Bin Hammam (hereinafter, the “Appellant” or “Mr. Bin Hammam”), a national of Qatar, was a member of FIFA's Executive Committee from 1996 and President of the Asian Football Confederation (hereinafter, the “AFC”) from 2002. He was also candidate for the presidency of FIFA at the election of June 1, 2011, before deciding to withdraw from such election. He is currently banned from exercising any football-related activity as a result of the decision made by the FIFA Appeal Committee on September 15, 2011, which is subject to the current appeal (hereinafter, the “Decision”).
2. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (hereinafter, the “Respondent” or “FIFA”) is the international governing body of football, with its registered office in Zurich, Switzerland.