City withholding relevant info meant the non-cooperation charge was more or less an open and shut case regardless of the reasons for it. I've no problem with that or the fine, the important part was getting the disguised equity charge cleared, that was an existential threat to the club's future. The media would have found something to run with even if we were cleared of non-cooperation.In view of the lack of evidence and the tampering with the emails I find it hard to understand how uefa were not held liable for all legal costs as it essentially a malicious / false accusation by them, and also where the fuck the 10m fine is justified. Despite 'winning' we have been pretty severly punished and der spiegel / uefa get off.
Para.348 of the document states that City withdrew their initial request that UEFA pay all City's legal costs, this may have swayed CAS toward splitting the costs of the appeal hearing equally and leaving each party to pay their own incurred legal expenses.