• What do you think? 

    Our readers matter to us; therefore we would like to hear your views on what you think of LawInSport. 
    It is the innovation driven from our readers feedback that enables us publish over 60 peer-reviewed articles, blogs, podcasts and videos each month all of which are free-to-access.
    Please spare a couple of minutes to complete our reader survey here. 
  • Win tickets to Soccerex 

    LawInSport is delighted to offer our readers entry into an exclusive competition with the chance to win a VIP pass for the Soccerex Global Convention on the 6-10th September 2014. All you have to do is submit a 1500-2000 word article on a legal or regulatory aspect of the business of football... 
  • 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.
Kevin Carpenter
Kevin Carpenter

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | @KevSportsLaw

Kevin is a consultant and member of the editorial board for LawInSport, having previously acted as editor. He is a sports lawyer for international law firm Hill Dickinson LLP advising on commercial and regulatory issues. Kevin has become renowned in the fields of sports integrity, match-fixing and sports betting. 

Match-fixing update: FA's tough new betting laws and Sportradar expand Fraud Detection System with CONCACAF

Weekly Media Recap 28 July - 3 August 2014

Interpol Blog Recap
The headlines in this week’s recap have been dominated by New Zealand’s introduction of the Crimes (Match-Fixing) Amendment Bill that has passed its first reading in parliament. Considering match-fixing a form of deception under the Crimes Act 1961, the bill makes it a criminal offence carrying a maximum jail sentence of seven years.

The English FA has also appeared in the news for its good practice. Previously the FA only prohibited football participants from betting on a match or competition in which they were involved or could influence. The new rules that now apply prevent football participants, including club employees and match officials from betting on any football-related matters worldwide. The ban also stipulates that no football participant may instruct any third party to place any bet on their behalf.

Match-Fixing Update: illegal betting raids across Asia, but FIFA reports no evidence as yet of match-fixing at World Cup Brazil

Weekly Media Recap 16 -22 June 2014

Interpol Blog Recap


United Kingdom

Two businessmen and a footballer convicted of plotting to fix the results of football matches have been jailed. A National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation began when the Daily Telegraph presented the agency with evidence from an undercover investigation.

Match-fixing update: $390m betting syndicate broken in Korea and UK Gambling Commission teams-up with Crimestoppers

Weekly Media Recap 4-10 August 2014

Interpol Blog Recap
Match-fixers have been innovative this past week by creating a ‘phantom’ football match between Spanish club Ponferradina and Portuguese club Freamunde which never took place. This fraudulent game manipulated those who placed bets and is being looked into by European and World football governing bodies as well as police.

Match-fixing update: UEFA educate U19's, AFL plan athletes integrity unit, AFC distribute educational mini booklet

Weekly Media Recap 21 - 27 July 2014

Interpol Blog Recap
In this week’s media recap we are delighted to see more good practices receiving media coverage. The release of an informative booklet by the AFC is a very favourable outcome of the efforts made by the confederation to eradicate match-fixing. The booklet, which provides information on how to report any match-fixing attempt, will be distributed at AFC competitions throughout the continent in order to ensure reach to all relevant stakeholders.

Srinivasan appointed new ICC Chairman as India’s Supreme Court declines to interfere despite IPL investigation

ICC Logo
This week’s Indian sports law update focuses on decisions surrounding N Srinivasan’s, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)1 president’s, role in the International Cricket Council (ICC)2 and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA)3, the governing cricket association for the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. After the Supreme Court allowed Srinivasan to run in the upcoming ICC elections and the BCCI confirmed his candidacy, Srinivasan is now set to become the new ICC Chairman at the end of the coming week. Srinivasan also held his place in the TNCA as president after winning the elections on June 22, 2014.

LiS logo horizontal tm WHT