Advertising standards in the UAE: a guide to the rules on e-cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol for sports clubs

Published 19 June 2019 By: Andrew Moroney, James McMillan

Sport Alcohol

The laws in the UAE concerning the sale, promotion and consumption of e-cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol can be tricky to navigate. Recent regulatory developments in the e-cigarette space have provided a welcome degree of clarity; however, venue owners, event managers and other sporting stakeholders would still be well advised to proceed with caution in this area to avoid falling foul of the law and offending local customs. This article helps explain the current regulatory landscape.

 

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Andrew Moroney

Andrew Moroney

Associate

Andrew is an Associate in Al Tamimi & Company’s Sports Law & Events Management Practice. He has a wide array of experience advising clients in the sports and events sector on sponsorship; broadcasting; merchandising; ticketing; player contracts; intermediary issues; athlete endorsement; disciplinary issues; regulatory matters and disputes. He regularly advises corporate entities, governing bodies, individuals and international law firms on matters spanning football, cycling, horseracing, motorsports, golf and tennis. Andrew also has a particular interest in the growing eSports industry.

Before joining Al Tamimi, Andrew was Legal Counsel at the (English) Football Association, primarily focussed on regulatory matters, dispute resolution and risk management. Highlights included re-drafting the FA Rulebook, acting as the Secretariat for the FA Rule K arbitration process and handling a number of cases heard by the UEFA Disciplinary Committee, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Prior to that, Andrew trained and qualified at a large European law firm in London, where he gained further experience advising football, rugby, horseracing and boxing clients on regulatory, corruption and anti-doping matters. Andrew also spent six months working on the landmark inquests into the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

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James McMillan

James McMillan

Senior Associate, Al Tamimi

James is a Senior Associate in the Al Tamimi Regulatory team and has over ten years’ experience focused upon regulatory compliance, investigations and disputes, risk management, crisis management, trade and customs, public policy and advocacy, corporate governance, due diligence, and licensing/permit issues.

James is based in Dubai and regularly contributes articles to journals, national newspapers and presents to corporates on healthcare, environmental, health and safety topics at Al Tamimi & Company.

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