A practical guide to establishing the regulatory framework for a national esports federation

Published 25 March 2019 By: Péter Rippel-Szabó

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This article aims to act as a useful reference guide for establishing the regulatory framework for a national esports federation. Following a general introduction on how and why an esports federation is established, it aims to:

  1. introduce a pragmatic structure for regulations that an esports federation can adopt regardless of where it is incorporated or its scope of territorial activity;

  2. explore key legal and business issues that are likely to be encountered from the perspective of the esports federations; and

  3. provide guidance and solutions by sharing the author’s experience in advising an esports federation in Hungary on its legal and business structure, its regulations, and the organisation of tournaments.


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Péter Rippel-Szabó

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Attorney at Law, Bird & Bird

Péter is a Hungarian attorney-at-law and associate at Bird & Bird in Budapest, specializing in commercial and sports matters.

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