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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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