The EU General Court’s Ruling On Exclusive Arbitration Agreements In The ISU Case

On 16 December, the EU General Court rendered its long-awaited decision (the ISU Judgment)[1] in the action brought by the International Skating Union (ISU) against the Decision...

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Who Is Competent To Decide Upon The “Sporting Successor” Of A Football Club?

This article examines which body within FIFA is competent to decide a claim relating to the “sporting succession” of ...

FIFA’s 2021 Regulatory Changes – Female Players, Coaches, Brexit And More

On 19 November 2020, the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) endorsed reforms[1] to the Regulations on the Sta...

Practical Considerations For Introducing A ‘Fit And Proper Test’ To Elected Members Of World Rugby’s Council

Relatively unnoticed during the COVID-19 pandemic was the announcement by World Rugby that they were launching an ind...
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Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in Europe

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2021 in Europe from the LawInSport Editorial Board.  D...
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Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in UK & Ireland

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2021 from the UK and Ireland from the LawInSport Editorial Boa...

COVID-19: Key data protection considerations for readmitting fans to sports stadiums

With the recent UK government announcement that some stadiums can admit up to 4000 fans[1], most of us will still be ...
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When football administrators end up in prison - the ongoing case of Racing de Santander’s former managers

Racing de Santander has been a historical football team within the Spanish football and has had to deal with some dif...

A guide to the players’ code of conduct at tennis grand slams

At this year’s US Open in September, world number one, Novak Djokovic, was disqualified after a line judge was hit in...
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A guide to the regulation of transgender athlete participation in sport

As our understanding of the human body and mind advances, society has begun to question and debate more the distinc...
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A guide to the new immigration rules for players coming to the Premier League and EFL

With the opening of the transfer window on 2 January 2021, UK football clubs will be in uncharted territory. Not only...
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FIFA’s normalisation committees – what are they and how do they work?

This article was last updated on 10 November 2020 (originally published October 2018).  Whilst FIFA has been a ...

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