The New York State Appellate Division, Third Department, struck down most of a law that authorized interactive fantasy sports (“IFS”) at certain locations in New York...
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Liability concerns in the eSports and video gaming industry
The eSports industry is on track to surpass $1 billion in revenue this year. Daniel Leslie explores the related liability issues.
Don't leave it all on the field: Why athletes require special planning
The professional athlete needs the same sound foundation of financial and estate planning that all wealthy clients require. K. Eli Akhavan in New York considers these ideas further in this article.
Game developer hits self-destruct: General Court finds “DUNGEONS & DRAGONS” trade mark distinctive and confusingly similar to “DUNGEONS”
Co-authored by Paimon Abedi. Kalypso Media Group GmbH (KMG), a German computer game developer and publisher, appealed an EU Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO) decision all the way to the General Court.
Does competition law still have a role to play in sport? The failed challenge by Saracens
In November last year, the English professional rugby club, Saracens, was heavily sanctioned by a league disciplinary panel for breaches of the salary cap rules.
The right to match: Liverpool F.C. v New Balance
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...
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.