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  • BT and Sky Logos

    A guide to the Sky v BT Sport Ofcom investigation and Competition Appeal Tribunal Decision

    It is well known that BT Sport has competed aggressively with Sky for sports rights over the past few years and that this has had important implications for fans in terms of where they watch their favourite sports. However, equally important to the way in which sports content is made available to TV viewers are the various "off the pitch" legal battles that BT Sport and Sky have been fighting, in particular following Ofcom's decision to impose "must offer" obligations on Sky to make available its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to other broadcast platforms.

  • Football and Dollars

    R.I.P. TPO: a guide to FIFA’s ban on third party ownership

    Born: c.1990s (Somewhere in deepest South America).

    Died: 22 December 2014 (FIFA Headquarters, Zurich).

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Auden, Funeral Blues

  • The Oracle Sailing

    Sailing through sports disciplinary proceedings

    The recent decision1 of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Dirk de Ridder (D.) v International Sailing Federation ( ISAF)2 is another recent example of how sports tribunals deal with corruption or cheating in sport, whilst setting out instructive guidance about fairness in sports disciplinary proceedings generally.

  • Massimo Cellino

    Is football's owners' & directors' test fit for purpose?

    When a new prospective owner of an English football club hoves into view, the question is often raised, particularly if the prospective owner is portrayed (rightly or wrongly) by the media as a "shady character", as to whether he is a fit and proper person to run a football club, and whether he will or should pass the relevant owners' and directors' test.

  • NFL at Wembley

    What are the key legal issues facing an NFL London franchise? Part 2 – sporting visas, criminal convictions and EU law

    Part 1 of this article set out the basis upon which a London franchise may be set up, with a focus on the tax implications of a NFL team based in London. However, in order to determine the true feasibility of a London franchise, the broader legal considerations will need to be addressed. Part 2 of this article will therefore explore the wider legal areas that will require careful analysis before we see the NFL make the leap from ad hoc visitors to calling London home.

  • NFL London

    What are the key legal issues facing an NFL London franchise? Part 1 – introduction and taxation

    The history books are set to be re-written as The Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots on the biggest of stages at Super Bowl XLIX in attempt to break the much feared Super Bowl repeat curse which has plagued NFL teams for the past decade. Although the pinnacle of the 2014/15 season is almost here, with the benefit of hindsight, it won't be this spectacle however which leaves the lasting legacy.

  • BT and Sky Logos
  • Football and Dollars
  • The Oracle Sailing
  • Massimo Cellino
  • NFL at Wembley
  • NFL London

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.

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    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
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  • 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

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