Employment law specialist Richard Williams examines the legal issues surrounding the hot topic of managerial changes in football. In this second and final part of this article Richard will be explaining the legal operation of release fees and the different ways in which managers approach resignation.
This article provides an overview of the provisions of Hungarian law addressing exclusive sports broadcasting rights in the territory of Hungary. First, the authors address the relevant provisions of the Hungarian Media Act on events of major importance to society. Secondly, the authors focus on the legal background and practical implications of fair dealing provisions for providing information as set forth in the Hungarian Copyright Act. Under certain circumstances these provisions may enable third party broadcasters to gain access to exclusively broadcasted sports events.1
In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focussing on baseball and football. In this third and final Part Takuya gazes into the future and predicts the legal future for professional baseball and football players in Japan.
In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focussing on baseball and football. Part 2 begins by concluding the analysis of the rights of Japanese baseball players by setting out the current regime for Japanese baseball players and how their image rights are treated. There will then be analysis of Japanese football players’ legal status and rights.
In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focusing on baseball and football. Part 1 provides the legal background before detailing the legal hurdles Japanese baseball players have had to overcome.
How far should the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list “catchall” phrases reach in the context of the control of the use of supplements and culturally/ethnically relevant "complementary and alternative medicines" (CAM)? This article examines the potential inconsistency of the prohibited list, as a universally binding document, and the implications for athletes.
It is well documented that New Jersey is ooking to expand into sports betting, which projects that sport betting would raise an additional $30.6 million in tax revenue annually for the state. This article examines the professional sport leagues attempt to use the Federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to block New Jersey’s effort and the two sides’ ongoing legal challenge.
The recent well publicised contract negotiations between Munster and South African national BJ Botha regarding an extension to his contract with the province have again focused the spotlight on the Irish Rugby Football Union’s (‘IRFU’) controversial Player Succession Strategy and its potential infringement of both EU and domestic Irish law. This article examines the new strategy from the perspective of Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (hereinafter “TFEU”)1 and its likely infringement of the provisions pertaining to it.
Sport continues to grow as a commercially proposition, it is therefore not surprising that sports business disputes of various kinds are on the increase, especially in the current economic climate where every penny counts, and the question arises how best to resolve them – by traditional means, through the Courts, or by modern means, through some form of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)?
Here’s a hypothetical question: Do I, as a Tottenham Hotspur fan, want to see Andre Villas-Boas ‘resting’ Gareth Bale and other key players in a game against Tranmere Rovers in an early round of the Capital One Cup? The answer to that question is, yes. The reason for this answer is simple: it is crucial that the club can squad rotate for more important competitions (and I happen to be a Rovers fan as well!).
Football DataCo has been involved in many sporting intellectual property law disputes in recent years. In this article LawInSport's Kevin Carpenter analyses the latest in a string of cases affecting data provided by companies for sports betting purposes which has implications for both the UK and Europe.