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Beyond the pitch: The rise of private equity in sports

April 12, 2023

The number of private equity (PE) firms investing in the sports sector appears to be ever increasing, and there have been a number of recent transactions in the sector that are noteworthy.

Keeping possession: ownership trends in English Premier League Football

June 15, 2021

2020/2021 was a season unlike any other. With the Premier League having to react to COVID-19 restrictions and also respond to the “European Super League” fall-out, what become apparent was the resurgence of the power of the fans. We analyse this trend, and other ownership trends we have identified and we suggest how these trends can be used to predict what might come next for EPL clubs.

The Lawyer's Daily: Money laundering, gambling in e-sports M&A: Costs of non-compliance

December 03, 2020

Investors looking to engage in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the industry are expected to be aware of the obligations, risks and challenges faced by its participants and what to focus on when assessing the viability of a transaction.

Scottish football’s response to COVID-19 highlights the conundrum facing European football

May 14, 2020

With the exception of Belarus, league football across Europe came to a halt in mid-March due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Keeping possession: ownership trends in English Premier League Football

May 05, 2020

The English Premier League (EPL) is fast approaching the end of its third decade, having begun in 1992. 12 of the original 22 EPL teams from 1992 are still in the EPL.

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.

League of Legends – Poster boy for esports franchising

October 02, 2019

The League of Legends (LoL) Championship Series (LCS), hosted by Riot Games, is North America’s top tier League of Legends competition.

From equity to franchising: investing in esports

June 12, 2019

This article is part of a series of Norton Rose Fulbright articles about legal, regulatory and governance issues facing the e-sports industry.

Arsenal installs battery storage system

January 15, 2019

Arsenal FC has recently installed the largest battery energy storage system in any UK sporting venue. Located in the basement of the Emirates, the Tesla 2MW/2.5 MWh lithium ion battery storage system (BSS) can power the 60,000 seat stadium for an entire match, which is equivalent to supplying energy to 2,700 homes for two hours.

Lululemon investor alleges that board ignored company’s “toxic” culture

December 19, 2018

In a recently filed lawsuit, an investor in athletic retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. (“Lululemon”) alleges that the company’s Board of Directors (“Board”) ignored the behavior of ex-CEO, Laurent Potdevin, allowing a “toxic” work culture to develop at the company.