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| Katie Smith and Lucy Webster | Sports, Athlete Welfare, Blogs, Football, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

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, where viewership and live audiences for the Women’s Super ...


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| Carlton Daniel, Mike Llewellyn, Dannielle Jones | Athletics, Cycling, Sports, Blogs, Football, Articles, Intellectual Property, Regulation & Governance, Tennis, Squire Patton Boggs

Avoiding greenwashing in sport: Staying onside amidst increased regulatory scrutiny

Whilst the world of sport is becoming increasingly globalised, it is certainly not siloed from growing public interes...
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| Mike Llewellyn, Jack Wood | Sports, Blogs, Football, Commercial, Dispute Resolution , Gambling, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

Can retired footballers appear in gambling ads?

On 1 October 2022, the UK advertising codes, the UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Ma...
Sports Betting
| Mike Llewellyn, Carlton Daniel and Jack Wood | Sports, Blogs, Football, Dispute Resolution , Gambling, Articles, Regulation & Governance, Squire Patton Boggs

ASA's First Ruling Under New Gambling Ad Rules: Analysis And Implications For Sports Organizations

The Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has issued its first ruling  under the new rules that prohibit ...
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Disqualified For Technical Breach Despite No Advantage: The Cautionary Tale Of A Rally Driver

While nearly all of the column inches relating to recent FIA stewarding decisions have (unsurprisingly) focused on th...
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Wrestling For Control: Former WWE Pro’s Copyright Challenge To Activision’s Call of Duty Character

Copyright disputes relating to video games are becoming commonplace in American courts, and a recent decision from a ...
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| Jack Wood | Cricket, Sports, Blogs, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

A Timely Reminder Of The Duty Of Care Owed To Visitors To Sports Grounds: Lewis v Wandsworth Council

As recreational sport returns to local parks and commons, a recent High Court ruling in Lewis v Wandsworth Londo...
| Andrew King, Carlton Daniel, Simon Watts-Morgan | Sports, Blogs, Dispute Resolution , Articles, Intellectual Property, Squire Patton Boggs

Copyright in tattoos: U.S. court rules for artist in Randy Orton / WWE 2K case

A recent United States district court decision on copyright infringement has brought the issue of recreation of tatto...
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| Lloyd Thomas | Sports, Blogs, Football, Employment, Articles, Tax Law, Squire Patton Boggs

A brief review of China’s new 100% ‘transfer tax’ on footballers

The summer transfer window is nearing its end. At the time of writing,[1] football clubs in the top five Europea...
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| Philip Bonner | Boxing, Anti-Doping, Sports, Blogs, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

A heavyweight doping battle between Tyson Fury, VADA, UKAD and the BBBoC

This article examines the doping allegations currently facing heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury. Specifically, it looks a...
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Are England’s current Home Grown Player requirements sufficient to produce an elite national team?

On 6 April 2017, the English Football League (“EFL”) announced that its 72 members clubs (each of whom compete in one...
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The Tom Arscott Case - players' duties of confidentiality & the RFU's rules on leaking "inside information"

Confidential leaks and allegations of espionage have abounded in recent months in both sporting and political context...

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