Co-authored by Kate Almond. The recent High Court decision regarding the dispute between New Balance and Liverpool FC (LFC) has attracted global press attention...
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Landmark labor deal between WNBA and its players
Posted in Employment, labor and pensions
On January 14, 2020, the Women’s National Basketball Association and the players’ union, the Women's National Basketball Players Association, announced a new, “groundbreaking” collective bargaining agreement.
South Africa’s Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill - Increased governmental oversight and preventing ex-convicts from participating in international sporting events
Posted in Regulations
On 11 December 2019, the South African Department of Sport and Recreation released a draft Bill which seeks to amend the National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998. The National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill
Part 2: Level up - Government responses to corruption in Esports
Authors: Alexander Field and Marc Bosnic. Part 1 discussed how the esports community is attempting to self-regulate its members to increase integrity. However, the State and Federal governments are also takin
Sustainability in Formula E
This blog has been co-authored with Iona Neilson, Regvita Dzemido and Romy Aspinall from Formula E and Amie Kim and Lucy Bruce Jones from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Part 1: Level up - corruption and self-governance in Esports
Posted in eSports
Authors: Alexander Field and Mark Bosnic. First emerging in the 1970s, video games have evolved from being a niche pastime to a global sensation.
Visa issues causing headaches in the Esports world
Posted in eSports
The esports industry is plagued by uncertainty over visa issues. Most recently, Broxah, Shernfire, and Cain, three key members of Team Liquid’s newly acquired League of Legends lineup experienced delays.
Who owns Sheffield United FC?
Posted in Football
Co-authored by Wil Kim. Sheffield United FC (SUFC) recently returned to the top-flight of English football for the first time since the 2006/2007 season..
Saracens overstep the line – what happens next?
Posted in Rugby
As England were boarding the plane home from Japan days after a World Cup final defeat by South Africa, a significant story was surfacing back in England.
The Premier League’s domestic fight against piracy
Co-authored by Wil Kim. Over the summer, the Premier League (PL) broke the £9 billion barrier for the sale of the next cycle (2019-2022) of broadcasting rights...