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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (September 2015)

Volume: 13 Issue: 9


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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

September’s issue of World Sports Law Report

FIFPro has launched a legal challenge before the European Commission against FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players claiming the existing regulations have failed to promote contractual stability, financial solidarity, competitive balance and the integrity of competitions. Meanwhile in Australia, the highly successful Matildas have seen their plans on a US tour cancelled as the discussions between the Football Federation of Australia and the Professional Footballers Association seem to have reached a stalemate in the negotiations of a new collective bargaining agreement. Also included in this issue’s news is the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision to impose a sanction on Belgian club, FC Seriang, for breaching regulations that ban Third Party Ownership agreements.

Featured in the month’s issue of World Sports Law Report is meticulous analysis by US sports law specialist, Paul Greene, of the US District Court Judge Berman’s landmark ruling in the ‘Deflategate’ case that saw the four match suspension imposed on New England Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, overturned. Greene proposes that the media in the US have portrayed Brady’s ‘freedom’ without pondering the nature of the arbitral proceedings that led to the vacatur of the NFL’s award.

Also included in September’s issue is a detailed review of FIFA TMS’s provisions safeguarding confidentiality and transparency in the transfer system; a review of recent case law on image rights in continental Europe; a revealing study of two entrenched practices in the Mexican football transfer market and an examination of FIFA’s regulations for the protection of minors.

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