The Barclays Premier League (“PL”) has secured its second consecutive 70% price increase for the right to broadcast PL games live in the UK. The new £5.136bn deal agreed with BT Sport and Sky forseasons 2016/17 to 2018/191 is in addition to the broad range of other packages already awarded, such as for domestic highlights to the BBC for £204m2 and near live clip rights to News International.
Hull City (the “Club”) have been successful in quashing the high profile decision of The FA Council1 to refuse its application to change the Club’s playing name to Hull Tigers, following a unanimous decision of an FA Rule K Arbitral Panel (the Right Hon. Sir Stanley Burnton, Chairman, Tim Kerr QC and Nicholas Stewart QC). The decision is available to download here (and all paragraph references that follow are to the decision).2
Manchester United’s game at Cambridge United in January was part of a surprising weekend of FA action. Manchester City lost 2-0 to Middlesborough, Chelsea lost 4-2 to Bradford and Manchester United drew 0-0 with Cambridge United.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
SPORTS LAW (SECOND EDITION 2012), by Michael Beloff, QC, Tim Kerr, QC, Maria Demetriou, and Rupert Beloff, published by Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, hardback, ISBN 978-1-84113-367-6 £100.00.
How U.S. immigration laws might apply to international athletes is a notoriously tricky issue. While each application has to be individually assessed on its merits, this author would like to identify and explain 10 crucial concepts that you need to know when considering the issues of an international athlete working or travelling to compete in the U.S.
The Middle East, particularly Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, have over recent years enjoyed growing success in the hosting home-grown and international sporting events,1 perhaps most obviously culminating in FIFA award the State of Qatar the honour of hosting the 2022 Football World Cup.