Sport around the world has become collateral damage of another world health crisis. In Australia as an exponential number of people are self-isolating due to coronavirus their enjoyment of sport is compromised
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A tech guy with a jumper: how an NBA player plans to transform his contract into a tokenized investment vehicle
The authors would like to thank Josh Hoffman, Articling Student, for his assistance in preparing this legal update.
Sick Days: the impact of a global pandemic on sports related contracts
The authors would like to thank Alexandra David and Brandon Schupp, Articling Students, for their assistance in preparing this legal update.
Interactive fantasy sports in New York down for the count?
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...
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.