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Latest news and insights on the world of media, entertainment, tech and sport law from the lawyers at Level


Case Comment: The Football Association Premier League Ltd v PPLive Sports International Ltd

Tim Lowles examines the recent judgment handed down in a dispute over unpaid media rights fees of over £150m to the Premier League during the first UK lockdown in 2020.

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Level has successfully defended RDA Television’s right to terminate its Media Rights Agreement with European Professional Club Rugby

High Court rules RDA Television was justified in terminating its Media Rights Agreement with European Rugby during Covid-19

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Anti-Doping Contamination Cases – the “Narrow Corridor” and the Limits of Lawson

In March 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) found that American athlete Jarrion Lawson had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (“ADRV”), but accepted that he had not intentionally committed that violation on the basis that it was reasonably…

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One to watch: Gambling advertising and sponsorship in sport

It is unfortunate timing for sports who are already struggling with the effects of the pandemic but we’ve been here before.

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Changes Proposed to the Regulation of Gambling Advertisements

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has announced a public consultation to strengthen the rules and guidance for gambling advertisements to protect children, young people (under 18s) and vulnerable adults.

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UEFA granted blocking injunction in Ireland

The latest injunction granted to UEFA to block illegal streaming of live football shows a growing determination by rights holders and internet service providers alike to tackle the issue, writes Dan Harrington.

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Cross-Border Portability of Sports and Entertainment Media Content After Brexit.

Rights owners, broadcasters and operators of digital content services will need to consider adjusting their standard acquisition and/or licensing agreements following Brexit.

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LawTech Delivery Panel Delivers Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts

Practitioners, companies and investors in cryptoassets and smart contracts will welcome the findings of a leading group of jurists from the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce of the Law Society’s Lawtech Delivery Panel.

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New Balance v Liverpool Football Club

On Friday, the High Court handed down its judgment in the case of New Balance Athletics, Inc v Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited [2019] EWHC 2837 (Comm).

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