The Independent Mali Basketball Abuse Investigation – Important Lessons For International Sport

On 10 June 2021, a New York Times reporter sent an email to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), indicatin...
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The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete - Dealing With Branding And Image Rights

This blog in our series for international athletes explains the key legal points on image rights and trade marks to c...
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The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete - Navigating The UK Property Market

Wherever you wish to buy or rent a home, signing any contract relating to property is a risky business and the UK is ...
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A guide to the legal due diligence process when buying a football club

At the time of writing the bidding process for Chelsea, following the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich, is ongoi...
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Can sports formats be protected by copyright law?

On the 19th of January, 2022, the High Court of Delhi provisionally ruled upon a claim of copyright, vis a ...
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The Case of Olympic Skater Kamila Valieva - Was CAS’s Decision Justified?

On Monday 7 February 2021, 15-year-old prodigy figure skater Kamila Valieva (the Athlete) participated in the team fi...
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Investing To Win - Why Foreign Athletes Are Eyeing Indian Startups

Recently, Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test cricket captain was announced to have invested into HealthQuad (an Indian hea...
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India's Draft National Air Sports Policy 2022 - Does It Comply With The Domestic Framework?

In India, policies governing any category of sports are generally issued by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports....
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What Tournament Organisers Can Learn From India’s AFC Women’s Cup Exit

The Indian women’s football team (Indian team) was forced to withdraw from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Wom...
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Disqualified For Technical Breach Despite No Advantage: The Cautionary Tale Of A Rally Driver

While nearly all of the column inches relating to recent FIA stewarding decisions have (unsurprisingly) focused on th...
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Key Amendments To The Hungarian Sports Act - Major Events, Anti-Doping & Agent Regulation

In Hungary, the legislative framework for sports is set out in Act I of 2004 on sports[1] (Sports Act).  The Spo...
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Pitfalls Of Sports Federations Playing Judge, Jury & Executioner - A Review Of Turk V FIM

“Fairness, inclusion, unity and transparency” are a declared part of The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme’s ...
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The Azeem Rafiq Case: How Sports Can Better Tackle Player Discrimination

Fans defacing player murals, sexist comments from coaches, racist locker-room remarks: discrimination in sport can, u...
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Fan Tokens And The Sport Industry: Key Legal And Commercial Risks

What do the Caribbean Premier League, FC Barcelona, Everton FC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Asto...
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The Legal Recognition Of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) In India

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest trend taking the digital world by storm.  While their range of potenti...
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Football transfers: Buy-Back Clauses explained

This article was originally published on 25 August 2014 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and...
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How DNA Determined Sample Identity In An Anti-Doping First For India – The Case Of Vijay Singh

Vijay Singh (Mr. Singh) is an Indian athlete who enjoyed circuit racing and competing at the JK Tyre Championships on...
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Benjamin Mendy’s criminal charges – employment, sporting & financial repercussions

Benjamin Mendy has been remanded in custody, following charges of four counts of rape and one count of sexual as...
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The perilous state of EFL club finances: A review of the Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday cases

This article examines several cases involving the English Football League (EFL) and two of its clubs: Sheffield Wedne...
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When can directors and agents be personally liable - A cautionary tale from Tattersalls Ltd v McMahon

Bloodstock auction (auctions for horses that have been bred for racing[1]) sales are a common means of selling thorou...
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