What obligations do clubs owe players if suspending their contract for Covid-19 (FCSB v Planic)?

The case of FC FCSB SA v. Bogdan Planic1 is of notable interest to sports clubs, players and sports law practitioners who deal with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pa...

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Football Stadium
| Jamie Curle (Partner), Chris Morris (Legal Director), Katherine Roe (Associate) (DLA)

Summary Judgements & Force Majeure: How The Premier League Recovered $213mn From PPLive

In the recent High Court case of The Football Association Premier League Limited v PPLive Sports International Limite...
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| Tammy Knox

Family Law Guidance For Athletes – How Assets Are Divided Upon Divorce

This is the third in a series of articles exploring key family law issues facing athletes over the course of their ca...
| Hugo Plowman, Philippa Rees, Olivia Woodhead

Freezing Orders: A Landmark New Judgement On NFTs From UK Courts

Digital ownership of cryptoassets has brought with it an exponential growth in engagement and monetisation. Indeed, t...
Football Locker Room
| Drew Thornley

Name Image & Likeness: Why U.S High School Athletes May Sue Over Rights Restrictions

The past year has been a whirlwind of activity in the area of name, image, and likeness rights (NIL) for U.S. college...
Cricketer Forward Dive
| Phil Hutchinson, Harry Banbury

The Need For Clear & Unequivocal Rules On Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ECB V Tom Wood)

The recent decision in England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) v Tom Wood shines a light on the need for clear and un...
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| Tammy Knox

Family Law Guidance For Athletes – The Importance Of Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements

This is the second in a series of articles exploring key family law issues facing athletes over the course of their c...
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| Tammy Knox

Family Law Guidance For Athletes – The Legal Position Of Unmarried Couples On Separation

Tammy Knox, Laura Hunter Watkins and Hannah Hayward, family law specialists at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, have p...
Italian Flag Money
| Elio Palmitessa

How Italy Has Reshaped Tax Incentives To Attract Professional Athletes

Italy is currently well-rated as a privileged destination for professional sportspersons. In 2019, a special regulat...
Hand placing tax blocks on coins
| Laura Dadswell

The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete - Key UK Income Tax Considerations For Non-Residents

This blog in our series for international athletes explains the key legal points regarding taxation that should be co...
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A guide to solidarity payments in football under the FIFA Regulations

This article considers the operation of Article 21 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RST...

Rugby Scrum
| Nick McQueen, Adam Melling and India Seaton
Not A Level Playing Field: Drafting And Interpreting Force Majeure Clauses Post Covid-19
China
| Guo Cai, Jeff Benz
Annual Review on Sports Dispute Resolution in China
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| Pete Hackleton & James Taylor
A Guide To UK Tax Rules For Overseas Sports Stars
Football Player
| José Francisco Manssur, Tiago Gomes, Beatriz Ponzoni Junqueira, Carla Guttilla Lacerda
Key Strategies For Investors In Brazilian Football
FIFA RSTP Commentary 2021
| Siddarth Gossain
Your Guide To FIFA’s Commentary On The RSTP
Brazil
| José Francisco Manssur, Tiago Gomes, Beatriz Ponzoni Junqueira, Carla Guttilla Lacerda
Why Brazil’s New Football Corporations Law may change club football?
Ohio
| Richard Brand, Amy Salomon McFarland, Megan A Rzonca
Ohio State University Trademark “THE” – Their Sports Rallying Cry
Show Jumper Horse
| Luc Schelstraete, Piotr Wawrzyniak, Sophia
How The 2022 EU VAT Directive Affects The Equestrian Sector
Rugby Player
| Craig Giles, Thomas Oster, Amy Cole
Broadcasting Tenders: How Rugby World Cup Beat A Competition Law Challenge
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| Álvaro Martínez San Segundo, Eduardo Oliver García, Ángel Chavarría Romero
The Requirements For Investing, Owning And Running A Professional Football Club In Spain (LaLiga)
Upset Footballer
| Stephen Taylor Heath (Head of Sports Law at JMW Solicitors)
‘Fouls’ Off The Field of Play – Key Considerations For Athletes, Clubs & Sponsors
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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
Mark Howell
| LawInSport
Sports Lawyer In The Spotlight: Mark Hovell
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| LawInSport
Sports Lawyer In Spotlight: Lindsay Brandon
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
NFTs
| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| Roshan Gopalakrishna; R. Seshank Shekar; Harsh Malpani
Negotiating athlete endorsement agreements in India
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| Benoît Keane, Ben Foster
Sport and competition law – the year in review 2020/21
| Manan Agrawal
How Do Cost Controls Work In Motorsports?
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| 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
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How Brexit Affects Sports Broadcasting In The UK And Europe

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