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Negotiating athlete endorsement agreements in India

This article was first published on 18 January 2017 and has been updated to reflect latest legal developments While ...
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FIFA, UEFA And ESL Clubs: Walking The Tightrope Between Discipline, Financial Stability And Competitive Balance

While much has been said and written about the ongoing Super League story, the mindset of the various actors so far, ...

CTE And Causation: The Key Medico-Legal Issues In Rugby Union’s Concussion Litigation

As has been widely reported[1], a group of former professional rugby union players (Claimants) have brought a claim a...

Serie-A strike deal with Google: how big-tech platforms are helping tackle online sports piracy

As Europe’s major football leagues expand into new global markets, they are simultaneously fighting an ongoing battle...
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The João Palhinha Case: Portugal’s Arbitration Court reviews on-field referee decisions

Recently, an appeal was submitted to the Portugal Arbitration Court for Sport (TAD) by a player challenging his one g...
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A Guide To The Regulations On Working With Minors For UK Football Intermediaries

Agents (or intermediaries) currently form an integral part of the game – whether they are beneficial or not is a deba...

Major Hurdles Still Face U.S. SafeSport In The Movement To Protect Athletes

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) is a non-profit organization[1] dedicated to ending “all forms of abuse in...
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Polish Competition Authority investigates suspected collusion among basketball teams

The Polish Competition Authority (PCA) is investigating the behaviour of the Polish Basketball League (PBL) and sixte...
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Naomi Osaka Case: Striking A Balance Between Media Obligations & Mental Health Concerns

On 31 May 2021, shortly after winning her first-round match, Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open tennis competi...
Baseball, Soccer, American Football, Ice hockey And Basketball Sportspersons

Will The NCAA’s One-Time Transfer Rule Empower Athletes Or Undermine The Game?

On April 14, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Council voted to allow student-athl...
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USA Gymnastics: How bankruptcy proceedings can help resolve mass sexual abuse claims

Over the last 5 years, USA Gymnastics (USAG), the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, has be...
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Fighting Fraud And Match Fixing In Esports - ESIC Refer Team Akuma Case To Valve

In May 2021 EPIC Esports Events, in association with the Russian eSports Federation (RESF), organised and ran the EPI...
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How Green Is The Beautiful Game? An Overview Of Environmental Regulation In Football

Football has often been described as “the world’s game,” with FIFA having a boot-print in 211 FIFA-affiliated nationa...
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Sport and commercial law – the year in review 2020/21

In a year where our transformed working patterns have been made possible by modern technology, it seems apt for the t...

ICC v Heath Streak: A Landmark Eight Year Ban For Corrupt Conduct

Cricket has been bedevilled by match fixing and rigged spot betting over recent years, with several high-profile scan...

Key Issues In The Regulatory Structure Of Motorsport

This article summarises a panel session that took place on 30 March 2021 as part of LawInSport’s inaugural Motorsport...
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The Moral And Legal Obligations On Sports Employers To Support Victims Of Domestic Abuse

The now famous awareness campaign “No one wants England to win more than women” was based on some shocking statistics...
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Sport and competition law – the year in review 2020/21

Even before the announcement of a breakaway league, it had been an important year for competition law with significan...

Why Bamboo Bats Are Causing A Stir In The World Of Cricket

The debate around cricket bat materials gained steam once again with a study published on May 9, 2021 by researchers ...
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Prioritising Consistency & Compliance: A Review Of Australia's National Integrity Framework For Sport

Sport Integrity Australia[1] (SIA) was established in 2020 pursuant to the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020&nb...
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