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  • 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

  • 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.

  • F1_2014_Bahrain

    What could EU intervention mean for the future of Formula 1®?

    Recently I was fortunate enough to be in Abu Dhabi to see my fellow countryman Lewis Hamilton win his second Formula 1 Racing (“F1”) Drivers World Championship title. However, at a circuit where the world of F1 is at its most glamorous a metaphorical dark cloud continued to hang over the paddock. Despite often objectively being viewed as a financially rich and successful global sports brand, towards the end of the season, F1 has been beset by financial turmoil and in-fighting between the teams. 

  • Alan Pardew

    Football manager contracts of employment – key clauses for clubs to consider – Part 2

    In part one of this article, Nick Tsatsas explored current trends relating to football manager contracts and analysed key provisions of those contracts, such as duration of contract, termination provisions and release clauses. In part two, Nick looks at some more key provisions of football manager contracts that clubs should consider, including those relating to garden leave, confidential information and post-termination restrictions.

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  • NFL at Wembley
  • F1_2014_Bahrain
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  • Alan Pardew
  • Harry Redknapp


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