The Standard of Proof and the Threshold for Appeal in Sports Disciplinary Cases (The FA v Imran Louza)

The decision of an Appeal Board dismissing the FA’s appeal in the case of FA v Imran Louza1 is significant for three reasons: it provides useful guidance as to the app...

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What are the key changes to WADA’s Prohibited List 2023?

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee approved the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods...

Why BrewDog’s ‘Anti-Sponsoring’ World Cup Campaign May Land Them In Trouble

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup now less than a week away, the minds of the football-watching public are turning to Qata...
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World Cup Qatar 2022 - Why The UK Government’s Advice To LGBT+ Fans Could Put Them At Risk

In under a week, Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As English and Welsh football fans prepare to travel to Qat...
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ECB Racism Disciplinary Proceedings To Be Held In Public: Open Justice In Sports Disputes

On 3 November 2022, the BBC announced that in an “unprecedented” move the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (‘ECB’) d...

When Is A Football 'Sell On Clause' Triggered? CAS Decides in Malaga v Brighton

Those involved with football transfers will be familiar with sell-on clauses given that they are widely used in the w...
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Negotiating athlete endorsement agreements in India

The Indian sports industry and the surrounding eco-system has undergone a substantial economic transformation in the ...
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The Right To Be Heard: Why The SFT Rejected A Football Club’s Appeal From CAS

A typical loan agreement with a purchase option of a football player was brought to the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamb...
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Challenging FIFA’s Jurisdiction: Why Appeals To The SFT Must Be On Public Policy Grounds

In this football-related case, a national football association (the Appellant) terminated its contract with the footb...

SFT reconfirm the limited scope of ‘excessive formalism’ as a grounds of appeal

A dispute between two football clubs was first decided by the Single Judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee and ...
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SFT Rules On Limited Scope Of Review For Procedural Violations

In this recent football-related procedure the Appellant—represented by legal counsel—had sent its statement of appeal...

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