The South African High Court brings an end to the highly contested debate of promotion to the top flight
July 21, 2021
In June 2021, Polokwane City FC (Polokwane City) brought an urgent review application before the Gauteng High Court.
To siphon or not to siphon? Has the fragmentation of the broadcasting market made the list redundant?
June 02, 2021
The launch of pay television during the 1990s created high levels of political concern that the general public of Australia would no longer be able to access major sporting events on free-to-air television.
Prioritising consistency and compliance in Australian sport: The National Integrity Framework
April 28, 2021
Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) has been established pursuant to the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth) and combines the former functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU).
Legal and regulatory efforts to combat match-fixing in esports
April 20, 2021
As previously discussed, esports gambling is a growing industry. Recently, Bill C-13: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (single event sport betting) (“Bill C-13”) was introduced.
Going full circle: FIFA’s plan to re-regulate football agents
February 19, 2021
With world football focused on the continuing disruption caused by COVID-19, attention has (for now) been diverted away from a series of regulatory reforms concerning football agents which were approved by the FIFA Council in October 2019.
US FTC sues event ticket brokers using bots
February 04, 2021
Many of us are looking forward to the end of the COVID-19 lockdown and the return to attending live sporting events, concerts, etc. Even though you will be able to attend events in person, chances are you will purchase your tickets online, or, if that fails, through a ticket broker.
Impact of unfair terms on the sports industry: Changes on the horizon
December 17, 2020
A considerable number of fans, semi-professional organisations and sports businesses will have become, at the very least, familiar with the phrase ‘unfair contract term’ since new protections were introduced in July 2010 (UCT Protections).
Esports gambling industry primed for quick development
December 09, 2020
The esports gaming industry is expected to continue to grow over the next few years and consequently, as seen with the sports industry and gambling, so is the demand for esports betting services.
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.
Anti-doping: Considerations for corporate sponsorship
December 02, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused the postponement of major sporting events (including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games), but has uprooted athletes from their regular training environments and support systems.