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The FA V Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – A New Approach To Substances Of Abuse In Sport

On 12 February 2021 The FA published the written reasons[1] in the case of The FA v Nathaniel Mendez-Laing[2]. This case concerned charges brought by The FA against the Player u...


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| Christopher Pike and Laura Woodward | Sports, Football, Commercial, Blogs, Contract, Dispute Resolution , Articles, Rugby, Mills & Reeve

Sports Stadia Development & The Dangers Of Restrictive Covenants: Lessons from the Bath Rugby Club Case

A recent case[1] affecting Bath Rugby Club may mean that the club has to abandon its plan to build a new 18,000 seate...

Analysis of FIFA’s 2021 Regulatory Changes – Female Players, Coaches, Brexit And More

On 19 November 2020, the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) endorsed reforms[1] to the Regulations on the Sta...
Gym Bike

A review of British Cycling’s decision to suspend the first ever national eRacing champion for cheating

This article reviews the recent decision by British Cycling to disqualify and ban the National eRacing Champion of 20...
Courtsiding Football

Protecting exclusivity in sports data rights: are courtsiding spotters a step too far for UK football fans?

Unless you are a fan of either team, Hull City’s early season home Championship fixture against Reading probably pass...
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| Phil Hutchinson | Badminton, Sports, Blogs, Articles, Mills & Reeve

Meat contamination and what it means for athletes: A review of Badminton World Federation v Ratchanok Intanon

On 4 October 2019, former world champion badminton player Ratchanok Intanon was cleared1 of doping after an independe...
Football Players
| Tiran Gunawardena, Rustam Sethna | Athlete Welfare, Sports, Football, Blogs, Employment, Articles, Regulation & Governance, Mills & Reeve

An overview of FIFA’s ‘Phase 2’ reforms – agents, loans and clearing house

Stakeholders in world football have witnessed a host of regulatory changes brought about by FIFA, particularly over t...
Football Player

An overview of the new FIFA Disciplinary Code

15 July 2019 marked the coming into effect of the new FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC)1, which was notified to all member...
Football goalkeeper on handshake background

Unilateral extension options in football contracts: Are they valid and enforceable?

Unilateral extension clauses (UECs) are contractual clauses that give one party to a contract the exclusive right to ...
Football being carried by man in suit

FIFA’s April 2018 amendments to its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP)

On 6 November 2017, FIFA (the world governing body for football) and FIFPro (the World Players’ Union) reached a ...
Football and money

A review of key Financial Fair Play cases through the lens of the CAS

In the five or six years that UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations (FFP / the Regulations)1 have...

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