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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (June 2015)

Volume: 13 Issue: 6


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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

June's issue of World Sports Law Report

The criminal investigation into the alleged corruption at FIFA broke on 27 May with the arrest of seven FIFA officials at a FIFA Congress in Switzerland. The ongoing investigations being carried out by the United States Department of Justice and the Swiss authorities could have significant implications for football's global governing body going forward. Julian Diaz Rainey, Barry Vitou and Trevor Watkins of Pinsent Masons LLP provide detailed analysis of the criminal investigations taking place into alleged corruption at FIFA, the importance of carrying out an external public investigation into the alleged corruption, and the hurdles facing such a public inquiry. 

Further highlights of June's issue include a detailed analysis of the concept of 'no significant fault' in anti-doping litigation written by Gregory Ioannidis, Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University and newly appointed member of the World Sports Law Report editorial board. Gregory specifically discusses the concept of 'no significant fault' in the context of the revised WADA Code 2015 and explains that the concept can now be interpreted in wider manner than previously. 

Amrut Joshi, Founder of GameChanger Law Advisors and a long-standing member of the World Sports Law Report editorial board provides a detailed look at the Court of India's ruling in the N. Srinivasan case concerning a potential 'conflict of interest' in sport. Amrut analyses the rationale behind the Supreme Court's judgment and argues that as a result of the ruling Indian sport will never be the same. 

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