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The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete – Dealing With Divorce

This blog in our series for international athletes explains key points of English law in relation to family issues and divorce.   Whilst the intricacies of contr...

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| Conor Daly

How Will Changes To Gambling Advertising Regulations To Protect Young People Affect Athletes?

The gambling industry’s growing presence in football has been the topic of much fan and government discussion in rece...
Dangerous slide tackle
| Luka Krsljanin

Fulham FC v Jones: When Is There Civil Liability For Causing A Serious Injury In Football?

This article examines the case between Fulham Football Club and Mr Jordan Levi Jones which concerns the circumstances...
Online abuse
| Charlotte Smith, Adam Melling

Are football clubs liable for the online racist abuse of their players?

In March 2022, the Premier League reported that over the preceding 12 months it had conducted over 400 investigations...
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| Josh Kay

A Guide For Sports Organisations To Partnering With A Cryptocurrency Provider

One of the most noticeable trends in the sporting world since the emergence of COVID is the increased prominence of c...
| Simon Grossobel

How The EFL Championship’s Profitability & Sustainability Rules Have Changed In 2022

On 17 February 2022, the English Football League (EFL) Championship clubs approved several changes[1] to the division...
| John Mehrzad QC

Top 10 Tips For Launching An ‘Independent Review’ In Sport

When the ever-growing lists of sports organisations being subject ‘Independent Reviews’ following allegations of ethi...
Jump Jockeys
| Victoria Brown

Bullying In The Weighing Room – Will Bryony Frost's Case Mark A Sea Change For Sports?

The willingness and capability of sports governing bodies (SGBs) to tackle discrimination and harassment in sport has...
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| Mary-Clare Palmer and Edmund Forey

The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete – Negotiating Sponsorship & Endorsements Deals

This blog in our series for international athletes explains the key points to consider when entering into sponso...
| Richard Bush

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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| Angelina Sanchez

Negotiating & Drafting Of Media Rights Agreements - An International Perspective

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues changing the world of sport, the way media rights agreements are negotiated, and w...

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| Chris Bond, Will Quaranta
How To Raise Your Legal Profile Through Writing Articles
Upset Footballer
| Jo Edwards, Amanda Sandys (Forsters)
Staying On Track: How To Protect Athletes From The Impact Of Family Breakdown
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| Ignacio Triguero, Juan Alfonso Prieto Huang
Why Did The Royal Spanish Football Federation Get Fined For Releasing A Zoom Recording?
ESG Blocks
| Gino Murugesan, Matt Evans
How To Approach ‘ESG Criteria’ When Hosting Major Sports Events
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| Jamie Andrew, Laia Bertran Manye, Will Hanway
A Guide To Using young people's data in sport
| Matt Santer (Armstrong Teasedale)
Value-Ad - How Cryptoasset Promotion Is Regulated In UK Sport
Mark Howell
| LawInSport
Sports Lawyer In The Spotlight: Mark Hovell
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| LawInSport
Sports Lawyer In Spotlight: Lindsay Brandon
Skeleton Sport
| Martin Ross and Mark Lebbon
A Summary Of CAS Decisions At The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games
Football and covid mask
| Abhinav Srivastava & Shubham Jain
What Tournament Organisers Can Learn From India’s AFC Women’s Cup Exit
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| Nicholas Buckland & Ella Nawaro
A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One®
High Jump
| Katie Fudakowski and Rachel Nolloth
Safeguarding Athletes: Why World Athletics' New Policy Raises The Bar
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| Osondu C. Nwokoro* and Chukwuebuka Kenneth Eze
Why Nigerian football needs responsible communication between stakeholders to flourish
Horse Rider
| Luc M. Schelstraete, Piotr M. Wawrzyniak, Sophia Elderson Nosti
Can Sports Federations Retroactively Cancel Olympic Qualifying Competitions? A Review Of Karlsson V FEI
Football Boots With Flags of National Teams
| Yeva Agayan, Ben Trust, Steven Corney & Alex Tubbs
How FIFA's International Call-Up Rules Are Being Applied During the Pandemic
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| The uncertain future of the NCAA post Alston – Federal v State Legislation v Conference Guidelines
The uncertain future of the NCAA post Alston – Federal v State Legislation v Conference Guidelines
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| Seth Roe and Ellie Sergeant
The Azeem Rafiq Case: How Sports Can Better Tackle Player Discrimination
Women Footballer's Celebrating
| Andrew Visnovsky and Manali Kulkarni
How Will FIFA's New Maternity Benefits Rules Impact U.S. Women's Soccer?
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| Simon Casinader
Athlete Brand Ambassadors: Do's And Don'ts for Sponsors
Referee separating two football players
| Siddharth Gossain, Alejandro Campos
Player contracts, liquidated damages & the principle of reciprocity at FIFA & CAS
NBA Match In Stadium
| Vered Yakovee & Kate Hardy
The NBA Lawyers’ Business, Part 1: Alcohol Beverage Sponsors
How to network in sports law
| Mackenzie Rastello & Sean Cottrell
Summary on How to Build Your Network in the Sports Field
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| Joy J. Wildes, Claudia G. Cohen, and Andrew J. Richman
Controlling athletes' trademarks: What can sports learn from WWE's trademark ownership?
| Alex Haffner, Thomas Edwards
What is the "black-out" rule in football and is it lawful?
Infringement painted in word cloud
| Brian O'Neill QC and Rosalia Myttas-Perris
Trade Mark Infringement: How UK’s New Sentencing Guidelines Benefit Sports Organisations
| Parvati Bhat and Abhinav Shrivastava
The Legal Recognition Of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) In India
Team meeting
| Tabitha Juster? & Serena Nicholls
Covid-19: Strategies for UK sports organisations preparing for end of furlough
football match
| Daniel Geey, Alex Harvey
Football transfers: Buy-Back Clauses explained
Chequered Flag Waved
| Anshul Ramesh
What Happens When Drivers Ignore Flags In Formula One?
Football stacked on piles of money
| Michael Savva and Stuart Bolton
How Leagues And Football Club Groups Are Leveraging Equity Finance
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| Michael Savva and Stuart Bolton
Why Do Football Clubs Raise Finance And Who Are The Main Investors?
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| Simon Casinader, Niall Lavery
How Patents & Trade Secrets Are Utilised In Motorsport
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| Robert Lewis, Shulamit Aberbach and Andrew Cooke
Why esports must adopt a child-first culture to protect participants and the industry
Aerial shot of stadium
| Michael Savva and Stuart Bolton
How Do "Buy Out" Takeovers Of Football Clubs Work?
| Shannon Donnelly, Jennifer Connolly
Key UK Travel & Immigration Rules For The Sports Industry During Covid-19
Mobile betting on football match
| Alastair Campbell
A Data Analysis Of Outcomes In FA Betting Cases
Aerial view of Olympic Stadium in twilight
| Martin Ross, Mark Lebbon
A Summary Of CAS Decisions At The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
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| Jennifer Mbaluto, Jamie Andrew, William Hanway
Player Power v Data Monetisation – A New Battleground In Sport
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| Dwayne Bach, Sinziana Ianc
Are Team Salary Caps In Football Compatible With EU Law?
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| Roberto de Palma Barracco, Pedro Henrique Mendonça
How Brazil’s new “two coach” rule for league football works
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| Michael Savva and Stuart Bolton
A Guide To Financing Football Clubs: Part 1 – Debt Finance
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| Conor Hume; Ansgar Fassbender, Dr. Joseph Fesenmair
Sports Technology And Media Rights - The Year In Review 2020/2021
The skytree tower is illuminated at night announcing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
| Luka Krsljanin, Ted Powell and Thomas Barnard
Political protests in sport – Athletes’ rights and duties at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
| Patrick Ashby, Anna Gooding, Max Blinder-Acenal
The NCAA College Basketball Bribery Scandal: The Scheme that Continues to Shake Collegiate Sports
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| Alex Kelham, Nick Buckland, Annabel Lindsay, Elyssia White, Anna Caruso, Chris Rycroft
Sport and intellectual property – the year in review 2020/21
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| Sinziana Ianc, Tobias Rump, Colin Sroka
German Court ends the anti-trust fight between rival Wrestling Federations
Indian cricket player on Indian flag design in background
| Roshan Gopalakrishna; R. Seshank Shekar; Harsh Malpani
Negotiating athlete endorsement agreements in India
Image of empty stadium with blue seats
| Benoît Keane, Ben Foster
Sport and competition law – the year in review 2020/21
| Manan Agrawal
How Do Cost Controls Work In Motorsports?
Image of football players arguing with referee
| Carol Couse, Tiran Gunawardena, Rustam Sethna
Sports Disputes and Disciplinary Procedures - the Year in review 2020/21
| Chris Morris, Will Thompson, Alexander Chaize, Victoria Artaza
Pandemic Stops Play – Will Australia Be Caught Out By Its Decision To Withdraw From 2021 Tour To South Africa?
| Brian O’Neill QC and Paul Renteurs
Criminal law sanctions for online racist abuse in football
| Paolo Macchi, Anthony Indaimo
Will Olympic Agenda 2020+5 Pave The Way For Inclusion Of Virtual Sports?
| Brian O’Neill QC & Julia Faure Walker
Criminal Prosecution Of UK Football Agents: How FA Regulations Overlap The Bribery Act
| Katie Fudakowski and Sophie Beesley
What Schools Need To Know About Head Injuries Caused By Contact Sports
| Marianne Clayton, Maria Segura
A Guide To How 'State Aid' Law Impacts European Sports Organisations
| Conor Hume and Craig Giles
How Brexit Affects Sports Broadcasting In The UK And Europe
| Ansgar Fassbender and Dwayne Bach
An Introduction To The ELF - Europe's New Professional American Football League
| Jonathan McDonald and Rahim Hirji
The relationship between data protection and referee reports in English Football
| Kevin Carpenter, Adam Pendlebury
Sanctioning footballers for social media posts: PSG & Neymar v UEFA
| Guo Cai, Jeff Benz
Annual Review On Sports Dispute Resolution In China (2020)
| Oliver Harland
Regulating Against Competition Manipulation In Sport
| Ansgar Fassbender, Dwayne Bach
Fired for breaching coronavirus rules: key points from the Joshiko Saibou case
| Nick Marshall, Matthew Deve, Marcelo Lopes, Martin Zhou, Andy Reynolds, Tim Werhann, Daniel Delimihalis, Nick Marshall, & Shubham Jain
Creating a level playing field? Athletes turning to courts to protect their employment law rights
| Alex Griffiths, Daniel McDonagh, Danielle Sharkey
Where are we now? One year on from the third International Forum for Sports Integrity
| Andrew King, Carlton Daniel, Simon Watts-Morgan
Copyright in tattoos: U.S. court rules for artist in Randy Orton / WWE 2K case

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