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Financing of sports businesses under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility

June 30, 2020

On 4 June 2020 Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium Ltd (THS) announced that it had issued £175 million of commercial paper under the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF).

Governance reform amidst a pandemic: the unenviable task facing World Rugby’s re-elected chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont

May 19, 2020

Sir Bill Beaumont has won the race to be re-elected World Rugby’s chairman for another four years. The former England and Lions captain saw off a spirited challenge from his vice-chairman, Agustín Pichot, who had vowed to shake up rugby union in order to capitalise on its growing international appeal following the success of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

A tech guy with a jumper: how an NBA player plans to transform his contract into a tokenized investment vehicle

April 03, 2020

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets (the Nets) is having a career year in the National Basketball Association (the NBA), both on and off the court.

Sick Days: the impact of a global pandemic on sports related contracts

April 01, 2020

The past few weeks have seen the widespread cancellation of sporting events around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA, NHL, MLS, and MLB seasons have been postponed, NCAA’s March Madness tournament has been cancelled, soccer across Europe has been suspended, and the USA PGA Championship and the Masters will be postponed.

Football’s emerging investment market

October 29, 2018

According to Bloomberg, football is the most popular sport in the world. Lenders and other investors, however, may take a more cautious view with respect to lending to or investing in football clubs due to the unpredictability of their cash flows.