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US Circuit Court holds that amateur lacrosse officials are independent contractors, not employees

June 27, 2019

This month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“DC Circuit”)1 held that lacrosse officials working for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) are independent contractors—rather than employees—and are therefore not protected by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), a foundational US labor statute.

Paul Scholes fined £8,000 for breaching FA betting regulations

June 20, 2019

Posted in Football Regulations
An Independent Regulatory Commission (the Commission) of the English Football Association (the FA) has fined Paul Scholes, the ex-Manchester United and England international, £8,000 and warned him as to his future conduct after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.

Esports: making it into the big leagues means learning the new rules

June 19, 2019

Posted in eSports
The esports industry has experienced, and is projected to experience substantial growth.

Esports: a new MVP for real estate?

June 19, 2019

The esports industry has garnered immense popularity and is projected to grow considerably.

Turkey’s booming esports market

June 18, 2019

Posted in eSports
While people argue whether esports, i.e., competitive and organized video gaming,[1] is actually a sport, the industry is expected to grow by more than US$1 billion in revenue this year, which is a 26.4 percent boost from 2018[2].

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.

Esports: games galore

June 05, 2019

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


Sponsorship in esports: look before you leap

June 05, 2019

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