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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (November 2015)

Volume: 13 Issue: 11


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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

November's issue of World Sports Law Report

In this month’s news, seven candidates have been confirmed by the FIFA Ad-hoc Electorate Committee in the race for the FIFA presidency. The US will host the celebratory ‘Copa America Centenario’ in 2016 following reforms enacted by CONCACAF and CONMEBOL and the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process is again under review after Sepp Blatter stated in an interview that the winning bids had been decided before the December 2010 vote.

This month's issue of World Sports Law Report features an article by Andrew Jolly and Christopher Baird of Slaughter and May on a potential amendment to the Premier League norms. Jolly and Baird suggest adapting the ‘put up or shut up’ rule applicable to takeovers and mergers in the UK to the regulations that currently govern the transfer market. Lucas Ferrer reviews the Spanish league’s changes to the broadcasting regime, which may see smaller clubs in Spain benefit from a more equitable distribution of revenue and José Páez Romero evaluates the options available to the parties after a CAS award in an appeal procedure. 

Jason Bonk and Ryan Blaney of US law firm Cozen O’Connor warn sports rightholders and teams of potential cyber attacks, review a recent case in Major League Baseball and put forward a list of actions all teams and clubs should consider to strengthen cyber security, while Marcos Motta and Pedro Fida discuss the implementation of the FIFA ban on TPO in Brazil and comment on the first disciplinary procedure filed by the Brazilian football authorities.

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