The European Super League & the legal fallout - experts' views

The European Super League & the legal fallout - experts' views

Features, Football, Employment, News, Regulation & Governance
On Sunday, 18 April, the world woke to the news of the European Super League. Despite most of the clubs pulling out of the initiative, we believe that several pending legal and commercial issues remain with the failed breakaway. On 21 April 2021, LawInSport brought together a collection of exper...

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Breach or Bad Luck? Arsenal's Fight For Variable Sell-On Clauses In Transfer Agreements

On 26 February 2020, Arsenal were sanctioned by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for including “variable sell-on clauses” in the transfer agreements of Chuba Akpom and Joel Campb...

Tips to Develop Your Sports Law Career (From Private Practice to General Counsel)

This is a summary of points discussed on a LawInSport webinar entitled “How to develop your career as a sports lawyer” held on 3 March 2021.  The panel speakers were: C...

Tokyo Olympics 2020: A Comparison of the Selection Procedures For British Cycling, Athletics & Swimming

This article reviews the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympic Games selection criteria for British athletes in the disciplines of Cycling, Athletics and Swimming and considers themes, trends...

Criminal law sanctions for online racist abuse in football

The decision by football clubs, players and many other individuals in the football industry in this country to withdraw from social media last weekend in protest at the fai...

ICC's Excluded Persons Policy: Checkmate To Manipulation In Cricket?

With effect from January 1, 2021, the International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption Code for Participants[1] (Code) has been amended to include a new policy: the Excluded Person...
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Sports & Governance - The Year In Review 2020/21

The French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus once wrote, “Everything I know most surely about morality and duty; I owe to football”.[1] The saying is probably more a reflection ...

Stocks, Bonds, Gold...Sport? Is Sport Now An Alternate Asset Class For Investors?

Whilst sport globally, from football to the Olympics Games, has been severely impacted by the global pandemic, structural and regulatory changes, as well as disruptive technolog...
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An Overview Of The IOC’s Anti-Doping Rules For The Tokyo Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently published a press release, at the request of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to inform the global sports community ab...

Sports Integrity (Betting And Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21

Welcome to the Sports Integrity (Betting and Financial Corruption) chapter of the Sports Law Yearbook 2020/2021.  The aim of this Chapter is to identify and review some of...

The Racing Partnership Case – The Rights and Obligations Of Distributors Of Live Sports Betting Data

The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in The Racing Partnership v Sports Information Services[1]  is essential reading for practitioners advising those who seek t...

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