Helping you understand the rules of the game

  • Soccerex round up

     
    It was noticeable that the issues of good governance, integrity, transparency and player welfare transcended most of the discussions....

    Read more
  • New Sports Legal Advisor Directory

    We have launched our updated Sports Legal Advisor Directory.
     
    If you want to find a sports lawyer or you want to know which firms and chambers have specialist sports law practices you will want to check out our updated directory which is available to download here.

Podcasts

Articles

  • Alijaz_Bedene_Diego_Costa_Steffon_Armitage
  • Cricket Batter and Catch
  • Football Tackle to Knee
  • Goal being scored
  • Speed Skaters
  • Paul Di Resta and Anthony Hamilton

Podcasts

  • Podcast cover - Consumer Protection and Sports Marketing - NFL, NBA, NHL and MBL

    US sport and consumer protection laws - what sports teams need to consider when marketing to fans

    In this interview Marc Roth, a partner at the US law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips explains the risks associated to US sports teams that are not compliant with the  TCPA, which can result in significant fines. Earlier this year, several sports teams were hit with lawsuits under the TCPA including the Buffalo Bills who paid $3 million in a class action settlement after the team was accused of sending more text message alerts than outlined in its terms of service.

  • Rooney Rule podcast image

    How can you increase diversity in English football management without a ‘Rooney Rule’?

    The lack of representation of ethic minorities at coaching and management levels in English football has been widely discussed in the media over recents weeks and months. The debate on how to improve representation of minorities in football has largely been framed around the adoption of something akin to the NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’. However, whilst it is positive that this is hitting the headlines and raising awareness of the issue much of the debate has overlooked legal practicalities of applying such a rule to English football. 

  • Podcast Cover - A Comparison of Man City's and Man United's Business Models - Soccerex 2014

    A Comparison of Man City's and Man United's Business Models - Soccerex 2014

    In this podcast Dan Jones, Lead Partner of the Deloitte Sports Business Group, and Mark Hovell, Head of Sport at Mills & Reeve compare and contrast the business models of Manchester City and Manchester United. Dan and Mark discuss the different approaches taken by both clubs specifically focusing on talent and infrastructure investment, global commercial growth and fan engagement.

  • Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez

    Interview with sports lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo

    In this episode leading sports lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez, a partner of the firm Ruiz Huerta & Crespo, talks to Sean Cottrell about his experience of representing hundreds of sports clients at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

  • Matthieu Reeb at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

    Interview with Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

    In our first episode back after a short break, Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), talks to Sean Cottrell, about the structures and processes of the CAS, the CAS pro bono services, offers his opinion on what it takes to be a good sports lawyer and CAS arbitrator and talks about his own journey into sports law and what the future holds for CAS and much more.

     

  • Travis Tygart talks Lance Armstrong and doping in Major League sport

    In this podcast Sean Cottrell, CEO of LawInSport, interviews Travis Tygart, Chief Executive Officer, US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

    In this interview Travis talks about USADA’s experience investigating and successfully sanctioning the co-conspirators involved in the US Postal Service Cycling team doping scandal, including Lance Armstrong.

    Travis also talks about anti-doping policy in US major league sport, offers advice to those working in sport who may find themselves having to fight corruption within their organisation or sport, and talks about the upcoming Sports Lawyers Association Conference in Chicago.

  • Podcast cover - Consumer Protection and Sports Marketing - NFL, NBA, NHL and MBL
  • Rooney Rule podcast image
  • Podcast Cover - A Comparison of Man City's and Man United's Business Models - Soccerex 2014
  • Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez
  • Matthieu Reeb at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Features

  • Collisions and Head Injuries
  • Podcast cover - Consumer Protection and Sports Marketing - NFL, NBA, NHL and MBL
  • Twitter Sign In Screen on Phone
  • What to watch in 2014 image
  • Sean Cottrell speaking at Soccerex
  • Debbie Jevans, CEO of England Rugby 2015

LiS logo horizontal tm WHT