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    Bernie and the bankers – the Constantin case and impact on the governance of F1

    The 20th February 2014 could well be a watershed day for Formula One (“F1”). On that day, an English High Court judge (Newey J) found that Bernie Ecclestone, established supremo of F1 since the 1970s, had successfully defended a civil claim for $140m from Constantin, a German media company, following the sale of F1 to CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”), a private equity company, in 2006.

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    NCAA college football players: Students or employees?

    In this article, Paul Greene examines the ramifications of the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent finding that football scholars attending Northwestern University are employees of the University for the purposes of the National Labor Relations Act, and in particular the potential consequences for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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    BASL blog – Forthcoming 6th ‘Grayson Memorial Lecture’

    Its that time of year (again) when we look forward to one of the event highlights of the BASL calendar – the forthcoming annual Edward Grayson memorial lecture. Breaking with tradition however, this year will not be a lecture in the sense of an address from single stellar performer but rather, a panel discussion featuring four highly acclaimed contributors from the worlds of law and sport who need little (if any) introduction.

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    Bonus structures in English professional football

    In this article, Richard Berry explains the current types and contractual status of footballers’ bonuses in light of the recent dispute at Cardiff City, and goes on to explore where remuneration in English Football may be heading in the future.

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    The salary cap in Rugby Union

    Off-field aspects of rugby union in England have filled many column inches in the written media in recent months, most notably in respect of the on-going issues relating to participation in European competition.

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Bernie and the bankers – the Constantin case and impact on the governance of F1

Written by Kevin Carpenter Hits 503

Bernie Ecclestone

The 20th February 2014 could well be a watershed day for Formula One (“F1”). On that day, an English High Court judge (Newey J) found that Bernie Ecclestone, established supremo of F1 since the 1970s, had successfully defended a civil claim for $140m from Constantin, a German media company, following the sale of F1 to CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”), a private equity company, in 2006.

NCAA college football players: Students or employees?

Written by Paul J. Greene Hits 999

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In this article, Paul Greene examines the ramifications of the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent finding that football scholars attending Northwestern University are employees of the University for the purposes of the National Labor Relations Act, and in particular the potential consequences for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Regulation of MMA in the UK: a void that urgently needs filling – Part 1

Written by Ben Sigler Hits 4876

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In this 2 part series, Ben Sigler examines the different regulatory frameworks of Mixed Martial Arts ("MMA") in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. In Part 1 Ben outlines the rules, regulations and licensing frameworks in the US and UK and explains the aims of two organisations, SAFE MMA and UKMMAF, that may be instrumental to regulation of the sport in the UK. 

BASL blog – Forthcoming 6th ‘Grayson Memorial Lecture’

Written by Simon Pentol Hits 406

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Its that time of year (again) when we look forward to one of the event highlights of the BASL calendar – the forthcoming annual Edward Grayson memorial lecture. Breaking with tradition however, this year will not be a lecture in the sense of an address from single stellar performer but rather, a panel discussion featuring four highly acclaimed contributors from the worlds of law and sport who need little (if any) introduction.