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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (April 2016)

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About World Sports Law Report

The monthly law journal providing guidance on all aspects of sports law, including licensing and sports data, anti-doping and doping sanctions, TV and broadcasting rights, sport technology, players agents, disciplinary measures, sports integrity, sports betting, player contracts, intellectual property, transfer regulations, sports sponsorship and marketing, and governance, as well as coverage of key legal cases, sporting regulations and governing bodies including the IOC, UEFA and FIFA and sporting events such as London 2012. / read more

April’s issue of World Sports Law Report

The US Women’s National Soccer Team, three time FIFA World Cup winner and four time Olympic gold medalist, faces one of its toughest matches against the US Soccer Federation on the debate on equal pay. Paul Ryan, Harriet Lipkin, Kevin Harlow and Matthew Ganas of DLA Piper review this confrontation, the legal proceedings filed by each party and the potential consequences for US Soccer in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. 

Also featured in this month’s issue of World Sports Law Report is a comprehensive analysis of league ownership structures in eSports and the necessity to address competition law and integrity concerns in these competitions by Nick White and Daniel Alfreds of Couchmans LLP; and a thorough review of a year of proceedings on overdue payables following the coming into force of FIFA’s Article 12bis of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players in March 2015 by Sébastien Ledure and Wouter Janssens of Koan Lorenz. Brian Socolow of Loeb & Loeb provides a detailed study of the impact of wearable technology in the sport market and the legal challenges that the constant evolution of sports technology represents; and we feature a ‘Q&A’ with Audrey Gaughran, of Amnesty International, on the working conditions of migrant workers in the Qatar 2022 World Cup construction sites. 

In this month’s news section of World Sports Law Report we review what the ‘Panama Papers’ investigation reveals about sport; we discuss WADA’s recent Notice on the excretion of Meldonium, a substance included in the banned substances list from 1 January and which has been reported in 172 positive anti-doping tests since the ban; and we have a look at the UK government’s decision to open an inquiry into UKAD’s investigation of doping allegations in British sport.

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