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Ice hockey neck guards and legal liability following the tragic death of Adam Johnson

Deaths from skate-blade lacerations are extremely rare in hockey.[1] Indeed, no National Hockey League (NHL) player has ever died as a result of being cut by a skate blade.[2] I...

Rowing Team

Sports Law from an athlete’s perspective: Key Takeaways

This article is a part of a series of articles where the author recaps the discussion at LawInSport’s Global Summit. It examines the discourse in the third panel titled ‘Athlete...
Wrestlers Grappling

Swiss Federal Tribunal reiterates the importance of time limits to safeguard procedural fairness

This article discusses a recent decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal (“SFT”) discussing the importance of adherence to time limits to issue arbitration awards to safeguard pro...
Anshul Ramesh

Breaking into sports law in India – the career journey of a LawInSport Mentee

LawInSport is one of the pioneering organizations in the area of sports law on an international scale. I had subscribed to their website in 2020 and came across a plethora of ar...
Balance Beam

Why it’s time for a centralised safeguarding regulator in UK Sport

Despite numerous independent reviews and extensive public comment, it would appear safeguarding in sport has certainly not got the ear of government in the way football finance ...
Cricket Wicket

Will England & Wales’ new independent Cricket Regulator help improve the integrity of the game?

England’s underwhelming performance in the recently concluded men’s Cricket World Cup is not English cricket’s only concern. Off the pitch, the domestic game is experiencing a t...
Football Outside Laptop

Serie A’s 2023 Sale of Broadcast Rights: Opportunities and Challenges for Italian Football

Throughout 2023, the Italian Serie A football league (“Serie A” or “League”) has focused on the completion of its sale of domestic broadcast rights, from the 2024/2025 season to...
Allegiant Stadium

100% renewable energy powers Super Bowl LVIII - How other teams can follow in the Raiders’ footsteps

Before anyone even set foot onto the field, Super Bowl LVIII had already have made history. Not because of the quarterbacks, players, coaches, fans or even Taylor Swift, but tha...
Formula One 2022 car

A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One®

In the UK, a trade mark can be protected if it is capable of distinguishing the specific goods/services covered from those of third parties, and if the mark itself can be repres...
Cricket

Government interference in sport - why the ICC suspended Sri Lanka Cricket and what happens next

Government interference in sport refers to regulatory actions taken by a government to influence decisions made by individuals, groups, and organizations on socio-economic matte...
Sports betting

Sports Betting – Significant Updates and Developments: Key Takeaways

This article is a part of a series of articles where the author recaps the discussion at the Global Summit. It examines the discourse in the third panel titled ‘Sports Betting –...
Running on Track

Balancing parallel governing body and police investigations: When to press pause and when to push back

Whenever a governing body is confronted with facts that suggest serious misconduct has occurred in sport, there is a good chance that – sooner or later – a national law enforcem...
Gaming Rig

The Esports Integrity Commission’s unprecedented sanction – a lifetime ban for Alexey Shyshko

On 4 December 2023, the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) announced a lifetime ban of Alexey Shyshko from all ESIC member events for breaches of the ESIC Anti-Corruption Code[...
Scales of Justice

An analysis of the new CAS Guidelines on examining vulnerable witnesses and testifying parties

In December 2023, the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (“ICAS”) issued new Guidelines for the hearing of vulnerable witnesses and testifying parties in procedures ...
Football Stadium

How Scunthorpe United used a Community Interest Company to save the club from insolvency

This article examines how UK football club, Scunthorpe Utd, used a novel legal structure – a community interest company (CIC) – to help save it from insolvency, by facilitating ...
Boxers punching

What is the best way to resolve disputes in sport?

LawInSport recently held their Global Summit on 9th& 10th October 2023 in London discussing a variety of issues across sport in the world. This article is a part of a serie...
Footballer Scoring

Legal battle for the creation of new sporting competitions – only the end of the beginning

In the author’s view, a clear current trend in the sports market is the attempt to create new sporting competitions directly contrary to the interests of current competition pro...
Woman Skating on Ice

What does the future of integrated approaches to sports integrity look like?

LawInSport recently held their Global Summit on 9th& 10th October 2023 in London discussing a variety of issues across sport in the world. This article is a part of a serie...
Red formula one car leaving the pit stop

How Patents & Trade Secrets Are Utilised In Motorsport

Motorsport provides spectators with some of the most impressive examples of man-made machines on the planet with unbelievable feats in engineering, design and aerodynamics. Howe...
Bribery Sport

Corporate crime in sport: £615 million penalty imposed on a sports gaming company for failing to prevent bribery

In our previous LawInSport article1, Jim Sturman KC and I analysed how the recalibration of the corporate criminal attribution test, enacted in the Economic Crime & Corporat...
Soccer ball in hand

What could the Giraudo (Former Juventus CEO) case mean for the Italian justice system and sport?

The Calciopoli1 match fixing scandal, which shook Italian football in 2006, and the subsequent sporting proceedings against Antonio Giraudo, the former CEO of Juventus, represen...
India Wrestlers

A guide to India’s key sports law issues in 2023/24

2023 was a year of variety for sports law in India. Safeguarding issues in wrestling were, undoubtedly, the headline issue. Governance matters and selection disputes made their ...
Footballers Tackle

Analysing the state of equal pay in German professional football

The media coverage of the Women’s World Football Cup earlier this year brought into focus the controversy surrounding the pay gap between female football players and male footba...
Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues To Watch In UK & Ireland

Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues To Watch In UK & Ireland

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2024 in the UK and Ireland from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board.  We hope this proves useful not only in ide...
Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues To Watch In North America

Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues To Watch In North America

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2024 in North America from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board.  We hope this proves useful not only in identify...
Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues to Watch in Central & South America

Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues to Watch in Central & South America

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2024 in Central & South America from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board.  We hope this proves useful not on...
Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues to Watch in Europe

Sports Law In 2024 – Key Issues to Watch in Europe

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2024 in Europe from the LawInSport Editorial and Advisory Board.  We hope this proves useful not only in identifying speci...
Sports Law in 2024 – Key Issues to Watch in Africa, Asia & Oceania

Sports Law in 2024 – Key Issues to Watch in Africa, Asia & Oceania

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2024 in Africa, Asia & Oceania from the LawInSport Editorial & Advisory Board.  We hope this proves useful not onl...
Footballer taking a shot at goal

Navigating The FA Cup Player Eligibility Rules for 2023-24 and pitfalls to avoid for football clubs

Within the last few weeks an unusual event has happened not once but twice: clubs competing in the FA Cup have fielded an ineligible player and had to pay a heavy price. This ar...
Fans going crazy

Star value in the NFL – IP issues from the blossoming relationship between Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce

The complex interplay between sports, celebrity relationships, and law is by no means a new phenomenon; but has recently taken centre stage through the news that global pop icon...
UK and Ireland

Key Sports Law Cases & Developments 2023 - UK & Ireland

At the end of each year, we publish compilation articles to identify the most important legal cases and developments from the world of sports law in the preceding 12 months. The...


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