Why the Competition Appeal Tribunal refused Football DataCo’s application to transfer Sportradar’s claim to the High Court

The Competition Appeal Tribunal recently handed down its Judgment[1] refusing the application by the First Defendant, Football DataCo[2], to transfer Sportradar’s comp...

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How rugby union is responding to Covid-19: a legal update

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a plethora of legal and administrative hurdles for sport worldwide, and rugby union...
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Salary cap upheaval in rugby union: Part 1 – the Saracens case

It has been tumultuous period for the salary cap in rugby union in England. Firstly there was the publication in Nove...

A full review of Man City v UEFA CAS Award – why this is not the end of FFP

The dispute between UEFA and Manchester City Football Club over the latter’s compliance with the former’s Financial F...

Why app-store commission is an antitrust issue for online games publishers

With an estimated global annual revenue of $1.5 billion in 2019, esports (or professional video gaming) was already a...
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The duty to cooperate - questions arising from the Man City v UEFA decision

This article is written by Björn Hessert, University of Zurich.  By way of disclosure, Björn works as a research...
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Lithuanian Competition Council investigates alleged collusion over basketball players’ pay

The Covid-19 crisis has forced sport clubs around the world to consider unprecedented measures in order to try to pro...
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A guide to the US models for Major League Soccer and United Soccer League

Many fans may not know that soccer has a long history in the United States. The first US soccer league was establishe...

Sport and competition law – the year in review 2019/20

Reviewing the competition law issues of the last year, one is struck by the realisation that many of the issues at st...
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How Italy is tackling ambush marketing ahead of UEFA 2021 & 2026 Winter Olympics

How would you define the marketing strategy of surreptitiously promoting a brand within the context of a popular (mos...
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State aid in Spanish football - EU General Court annuls European Commission decision on Valencia CF & Elche CF

Between 2009 and 2011, the Instituto Valenciano de Finanzas - the financial institution of the Region of Valencia in ...
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COVID-19: 10 legal considerations of extending the football season in England

The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused significant turmoil to sport globally and football in particular has a multitude ...

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