Soccer betting

Can retired footballers appear in gambling ads?

On 1 October 2022, the UK advertising codes, the UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (“CAP Code") and the UK Code of Broadcast Advertisin...
Womens Rugby Tackle

Czernuszka V King: Rugby Player Found Negligently Liable For “Revenge Tackle”

In Czernuszka v King1, Spencer J held a rugby player liable in negligence for a tackle which seriously injured her opponent’s spine, leaving her paraplegic. The parties were pl...
Sports Law and Business

LawInSport Annual Review 2022/23

LawInSport Annual Review 2022/23 Welcome to the sixth edition of LawInSport’s Annual Review.  Regular readers will note that we have now published all ten chapters on the ...
Sport Equality and Discrimination

Sport, Equality And Discrimination – Annual Review 2022/23

Every year there are consistent themes when one looks at the topic of equality in sport, but there are different aspects that rise to the fore. 2022 saw the Men’s Football World...
Football Stadium

Independent Report on the UEFA Champions League Final 2022: Lessons for Venue Owners & Event Operators

The events of 28 May 2022 as Liverpool FC (“LFC") prepared to play Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris (“UCLF22”) have been independently investigated by UEF...
Female Podcaster

Visibility Of Women’s Sport: What Athletes And Influencers Need To Know Before Launching A Podcast

131 percent in 2022. This was the year-on-year increase in UK average viewing time per person for women’s sport on TV (i.e. female specific events such as The Women’s Hundred no...
Gavel on Currency Notes

Swiss Federal Tribunal Rules That Sporting Succession Is Compatible With Public Policy

The concept of sporting succession – in a nutshell, the obligation of a club succeeding a bankrupt club to settle the latter's debts and to bear the consequences of a possible d...
Sports Lawyer

Sports Lawyer In The Spotlight: Jirí Janák

Jiří Janák is a former Czech racing driver who raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and the Porsche Supercup, among other competitions. He is an attorney-at-law specialisin...
Cricket Equipment

Clothing & Equipment Regulations In Professional Cricket: Insights From The Indian Premier League

Clothing and equipment are an indispensable aspect of cricket, but its regulation is more complex than meets the eye because of multiple stakeholder involvement and competing in...
Sport And Competition Law– The Year In Review 2022

Sport And Competition Law – Annual Review 2022/23

Welcome to the competition law chapter of the LawInSport Annual Review 2022/23. This chapter examines key issues in competition law in the European Union and other European...
Grassroots Sports

How The UAE Is Legislating To Promote Grassroots Sports

The UAE government has always placed a strong emphasis on physical education for Emirati and expat youth and as early as 2010, the government started introducing binding regulat...
Football & Fan Tokens – What Potential UK Financial Regulation Could Mean For Sports Clubs

Football & Fan Tokens – What Potential UK Financial Regulation Could Mean For Sports Clubs

The UK Treasury has recently published a consultation paper which proposes extensive changes to the regulation of cryptoassets in the UK (the Consultation).1 For those in the s...
Watching Football

What Sponsors Can Learn From The 2022 World Cup Beer Fiasco

Cast your mind back to mid-November 2022 in the days leading up to start of the Qatar World Cup – before the rapturous scenes of celebration in Buenos Aires, the Messi magic, th...
Sport And Commercial Law – The Year In Review 2022

Sport And Commercial Law – Annual Review 2022/23

2022 was another turbulent year for the sports industry for a number of reasons. Reflecting on the observations made in last year’s commercial review, more particularly the auth...
Betting and Corruption

Sports Integrity: Betting And Corruption – Annual Review 2022/23

Welcome to the Sports Integrity section of the LawInSport Annual Review 2022/23. As in previous years, the aim of this Chapter is to identify and review some of the notable...
Sport, Safety And Participation – The Year In Review 2022

Sport, Safety And Participation – Annual Review 2022/23

Last year saw sports returning to a state of near normality, drawing to a close with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar taking place as the first mega sports event in the post-covid, o...
Sport And Media Rights – The Year In Review 2022

Sport And Media Rights – Annual Review 2022/23

As broadcasters, rights holders and sporting organisations all continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 on their balance sheets, we should be slightly weary about drawing too m...
Sport And Anti-Doping – The Year In Review 2022

Sport And Anti-Doping – Annual Review 2022/23

Welcome to the anti-doping chapter of the LawInSport Annual Review 2022/23.  This chapter surveys some high-profile anti-doping stories of the last twelve months and w...
Sport And Employment Law – The Year In Review 2022

Sport And Employment Law – Annual Review 2022/23

Welcome to the employment law chapter of LawInSport’s Annual Review 2022/23.  This year’s chapter will: In light of the ongoing hearing concerning Azeem Rafiq and a...
Sports Disputes And Disciplinary Procedures - The Year In Review 2022

Sports Disputes And Disciplinary Procedures - Annual Review 2022/23

2022 marked a return to normalcy (for the most part) post-covid.  For the sports industry, that meant events taking place as originally scheduled, packed stadiums and in so...
Sport And Governance - The Year In Review 2022

Sport And Governance - Annual Review 2022/23

Welcome to the governance chapter of the LawInSport Annual Review 2022/23.  This chapter examines key issues in sports and governance from 2022 and what lies ahea...
Ankura Event Recap

Takeaways from Sports Governance, Compliance, and Investigations Workshop & Seminar

On 25-26 January 2023, LawInSport had the pleasure of supporting Ankura, one of our member organisations, in hosting a workshop and seminar in Lausanne, Switzerland, for leaders...
European Union

A Guide To The EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation And What It Means For Sport

The apparent lack of interest, or the alleged difficulties, by football-governing bodies (with the recent exception of Manchester City’s referral for alleged breaches of Premier...

The pros & cons of setting up a sports organisation as a charity

In December 2022 it was announced that Brighton Marathon 2023 would, after much uncertainty go ahead as planned in April 2023 meaning that thousands of entrants wouldn’t have to...
Indian Football

Why FIFA Banned The All India Football Federation & What It Means

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) found itself at the center of a storm in 2022 when FIFA imposed a ban on it due to instances of third-party interference in its day-to-d...
Privacy Law

The Limits Of Privacy – Why Sports Stars Remain Exposed In Criminal Investigations

Much progress has been made in recent years to protect the privacy of individuals in criminal investigations, particularly where they have yet to be charged with any criminal of...

The Global Trend Of Action Against No-Poach And Wage-Fixing Agreements In Sport

Competition authorities around the world are increasingly scrutinising no-poach and wage-fixing agreements (a "no poach" agreement is an agreement between employers not to ...
Rugby Player

How Does Rugby Regulate Multi-Club Ownership

The trend of multi-club ownership has experienced rapid growth in the sports industry over the past two decades. Notable examples include Todd Boehly, who owns both Chelsea FC a...
Data Sport

Protecting Safeguarding Data – A Guide For UK Sports Clubs

Safeguarding is critically important for sports organisation and their participants. That said, it can be difficult for people working in sports organisation to know how th...
German flag with coin

How Cryptocurrencies, Fan Tokens And NFTs Are Regulated In Germany

Particularly in sports, the importance of cryptocurrencies, (fan) tokens and NFTs (collectively as “crypto-assets”)has been increasing considerably for a few years1. This is esp...

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