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Swiss Federal Tribunal reiterates the importance of time limits to safeguard procedural fairness

This article discusses a recent decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal (“SFT”) discussing the importance of adherence to time limits to issue arbitration awards to safeguard pro...

Scales of Justice

An analysis of the new CAS Guidelines on examining vulnerable witnesses and testifying parties

In December 2023, the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (“ICAS”) issued new Guidelines for the hearing o...
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Navigating The FA Cup Player Eligibility Rules for 2023-24 and pitfalls to avoid for football clubs

Within the last few weeks an unusual event has happened not once but twice: clubs competing in the FA Cup have fielde...
Female Player

ACL injuries in women’s football and the need for insurance cover for players

As part of its commitment to the health and wellbeing of female footballers, and to make the game safer for players, ...
Justice Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Tribunal’s key sports law judgments of 2023

This article summarises key judgments from the Swiss Federal Tribunal in 2023 in the field of sports law.  The princi...
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Football Legal Aid Fund: A Step Towards Access to Justice for Players, Clubs & Agents

FIFA and the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (“ICAS”) earlier in the year announced the establishment ...
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Football agents (PROFAA) v FIFA – CAS’s biggest EU competition law decision yet?

On 24 July 2023, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) issued its decision in the dispute between the Profession...
Table Tennis

The Battle For Olympic Selection And Coaches Conflict Of Interest -  Manika Batra Vs TTFI

Manika Batra (“Manika”) is a top 50 ranked international table tennis player from India. She has been the torchbearer...
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Balancing stakeholder interest in Women’s football - a commentary on the Carney Review

Women’s football is firmly in the spotlight this summer.  Following a record-breaking 2022/23 English domestic season...
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Sports marketing and sponsorships in Japan - Legal issues & key takeaways

The Japanese government has been placing a strong emphasis on the growth of sports business as one of its key policie...
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Leicester City FC fined by UK Competition Authority: Key learnings for sports organisations

On 31 July 2023, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued an infringement decision finding that Leices...



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