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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 theme of this year’s commercial chapter to be the impact of t...

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Football Law 2021 Panel Summary: Legal Considerations When Financing Football Clubs

On 24 May 2021, LawInSport’s Football Law Conference 2021, brought together a panel of experts to discuss ‘Finance: L...

Stocks, Bonds, Gold...Sport? Is Sport Now An Alternate Asset Class For Investors?

Whilst sport globally, from football to the Olympics Games, has been severely impacted by the global pandemic, struct...

What Effect Could The Unionisation Of Influencers Have On Gaming Content Creators (Inc. Sports Stars)?

The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG – AFTRA) is a body that represents...

How Brexit Affects Sports Broadcasting In The UK And Europe

Even before the Brexit vote, the UK broadcasting industry has in recent years been faced with a high degree of legal ...

Game Theory & The Beautiful Game: Ibrahimovic, EA Sports And Collective Bargaining Of Image Rights

The late Wilt Chamberlain was one of the greatest basketball players to ever grace the NBA[1].  Some, including ...

An Introduction To The ELF - Europe's New Professional American Football League

Recently, a stir was caused by a press release[1] announcing plans to launch the European League of Football (EL...

Sports Stadia Development & The Dangers Of Restrictive Covenants: Lessons from the Bath Rugby Club Case

A recent case[1] affecting Bath Rugby Club may mean that the club has to abandon its plan to build a new 18,000 seate...

The College Athletes Bill Of Rights: The (Potential) Future Of U.S. Collegiate Sports Regulation

In the waning weeks of 2020, Senators Cory Booker (Democrat-New Jersey) and Richard Blumenthal (Democrat-Connecticut)...

A summary of the esports panel at LawInSport’s 6th annual conference

The ‘future legal and regulatory challenges in esports’ panel took place on 10 November 2020. This article summa...

Claiming commission on football sponsorship deals: lessons for agencies & clubs from Winlink v Liverpool FC

By sponsoring an English Premier League club companies can promote themselves to a loyal audience of over three billi...

Key trends in sports broadcasting: does the model really need to change?

LawInSport discussed the current state of media rights in sport with a number of leading industry experts to examine ...

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