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The UEFA Financial Sustainability Regulations: Evolution Or Revolution?

“What’s in a name?”, Shakespeare’s Juliet asked.[1] Followers of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) initiative might reasonably tell her that the name matters quite a lot.  F...

What Constitutes ‘Assault’ On Football Referees & How Is It Punished? (Curran v London County FA)

In a recent case before an FA Appeal Board (Miles Curran v London County FA), a Player sprayed a referee with water from a plastic bottle and then subsequently threw the same bo...
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Why Multiple Club Ownership Presents Both Opportunities And Challenges For Sports

Alongside the rise of investment from sovereign wealth and private equity funds, Sport has also seen an increase in multi-club/franchise ownership groups. These groups, often sp...
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Top 5 Tips For EFL Financial Fair Play Compliance

Operating sustainably within the football industry is challenging, in any financial climate. The difficulties have been compounded as clubs are still recovering from the COVID-1...
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ASA's First Ruling Under New Gambling Ad Rules: Analysis And Implications For Sports Organizations

The Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has issued its first ruling  under the new rules that prohibit gambling ads with “ strong appeal ” to under-18s, providing ...
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An Overview Of Spain’s New Sports Law

On 22 December 2022, the Congress of Deputies approved the Law 39/2022, of 30 December, on Sport ("Law 39/22" or "New Law")1, simultaneously repealing the law that until now gov...
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Baseball Coaches Launch Latest Antitrust Lawsuit Against The NCAA (Smart V NCAA)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is facing a new antitrust lawsuit filed not by student-athletes, but by their coaches. The plaintiffs filed a putative class ...
Dumbbell Doping

China's Anti-Doping Laws & Regulations – An Overview In 2023

In recent years, China's anti-doping legislation has made significant developments and has formed an anti-doping legal system based on the Sports Law of the People's Republic of...
Horseracing

Horseracing Integrity & Safety Authority Ruled Unconstitutional - What Happened & Why (NHBPA V Black)

Since the establishment of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), opponents of the organization—and more specifically, its uniform set of rules meant to improve ...
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Doping Cases Arising From The Moscow Laboratory Data Disclosure (Natalya Antyukh & Aleksandr Shustov)

This article examines two of the leading cases pursued against Russian athletes (namely sprinter Natalya Antyukh and high jumper Aleksandr Shustov) who were implicated in the Mo...
American Football

The NCAA's New NIL Guidance: What Do You Need to Know

On October 26, 2022, the NCAA voted to modify its name, image and likeness ("NIL") policy to further clarify what member universities and their representatives can undertake whe...
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Swiss Federal Tribunal confirms the validity of CAS Anti-Doping Division proceedings as first instance tribunal

This article discusses a recent important decision1 by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“SFT”) which confirmed the validity of the CAS Anti-Doping Tribunal (“CAS ADD”) as a firs...
FTX Arena Downtown Miami FL

Lessons From The FTX Collapse For Sports Organisations On Drafting Sponsorship Agreements

The sudden, dramatic collapse of prominent cryptocurrency exchange FTX late last year generated as many as one million creditors looking to recoup their investments from the com...
Basketball Game

How BAT Ruled On A Player Contract Affected By Russia Ukraine War (Brantley v Basketball Club UNICS)

In this article, the authors assess the recent decision of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) in the case of American player Jarrell Isaiah Brantley against the Russian Bask...
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A Guide to the new FIFA Agent Regulations For Football Agents & Clubs

The 2023 FIFA Football Agent Regulations (the “FFAR”) have perhaps been the most anticipated (and contested) piece of sports law regulation in recent years; and with good reason...
Football Stadium

European Super League: Why the AG Opinion May Not Dissuade Other Breakaways (Which Could Be Problematic)

The European Court of Justice recently published the Advocate General’s (AG) Opinion1 on a complaint made by the European Super League Company. The complaint concerns the fact t...
Football Stadium

Cooperation In Staging Major Sports Events - Why Is Compromise Becoming So Tricky?

Last November in Glasgow, leading executives from the global major events industry met at the first in-person ‘Host City’ conference since the pandemic. The theme of the confere...
Football Jersey

How Do You Acquire A Football Club In France?

Over the past three years, French football has lived through some decisive moments. It had to face the Covid health crisis and, at the same time, the collapse of the media compa...
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Sports Law in 2023 – Key Issues to Watch in North America

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2023 in North America from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board. We hope this proves useful not only in identify...
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Sports Law In 2023 – Key Issues to Watch in Europe

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2023 in Europe from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board. We hope this proves useful not only in identifying spe...
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Sports Law in 2023 – Key Issues to Watch in UK & Ireland

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2023 in the UK and Ireland from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board. We hope this proves useful not only in ide...
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Sports Law In 2023 – Key Issues To Watch In Central & South America

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2023 in Central & South America from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board. We hope this proves useful not on...
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Sports Law in 2023 – Key Issues to Watch in Asia, Africa & Oceania

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2023 in Asia, Africa & Oceania from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board. We hope this proves useful not onl...
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Football finance: How are clubs in saudi arabia regulated?

Saudi Arabia’s victory over eventual champions Argentina at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 shocked the world – but that historic win may be just the beginning. With unprecedented...

A Summary Of 2022’s Key Sports Law Cases & Regulatory Reforms From The CAS & SFT

This article summarises the key cases from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) in 2022 and goes onto to look ahead to wh...
Basketball Locker Room

Removing Cross Examination Requirements: What impact could the proposed changes to Title IX have on accused students?

2022 marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX[1], which remains a living, breathing body of legislation in today’s educational institutions. Since President Nixon signed legislat...
Title image - Players behind flag overlay Key Sports Law Cases and Developments Of 2022 - Africa, Asia & Oceania

Key Sports Law Cases and Developments Of 2022 - Africa, Asia & Oceania

At the end of each year, we publish compilation articles to identify and analyse the most important legal cases and developments from the world of sports law in 2...
Title image - Athletes with flag overlay - Key Sports Law Cases & Developments 2022 - North America

Key Sports Law Cases & Developments 2022 - North America

At the end of each year, we publish compilation articles to identify and analyse the most important legal cases and developments from the world of sports law in 2...
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Key Sports Law Cases & Developments 2022 - Europe

At the end of each year, we publish compilation articles to identify and analyse the most important legal cases and developments from the world of sports law in 2...
Title image of football player - Key Sports Law Cases & Developments 2022 – Central & South America

Key Sports Law Cases & Developments 2022 – Central & South America

At the end of each year, we publish compilation articles to identify and analyse the most important legal cases and developments from the world of sports law in 2...

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