In Part 11 of this article, Jack Thorne introduced the risks posed to sports clubs by initiation ceremonies, and considered the potential tortious liability of clubs where a player suffers physical or mental injury as a result of an initiation ritual.
In this Part 2, Jack Thorne and Andrew Peters turn their attention to consider the most common employment claims that could arise as a result of initiation ceremonies, the reputational and commercial damage that clubs could suffer, and how clubs can guard against such risks.
Mobile apps are increasingly being used by sports clubs and companies to engage with fans, clients and stakeholders. However, the data collected by apps needs to be handled carefully. The Information Commission recently issued guidance to ensure mobile app developers and operators stay legally compliant. Hayley Lawrence explains.
Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, is surrounded by rooftops on the neighboring streets of Waveland Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. These rooftops, much to the delight of their owners, offer an unrestricted and arguably unparalleled view of the ballpark and the Cubs’ home games. The rooftops, which include restaurants and bars, provide their owners with a lucrative business model; the owners charge fans to sit on their rooftops in exchange for a unique viewing experience.
This article reflects on how successful FIFA and its sponsors were at protecting their brands during this year’s FIFA World Cup. It also looks at the extent to which non-sponsors were able to mobilise the online population behind their clever campaigns.
In this article, Roberto de Palma Barracco explains how the indebtedness faced by many Brazilian football clubs has led to the tax authorities exploring new and innovative ways to try to secure their revenue.