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Private equity and sport, a happy union?

September 28, 2018

Last week the twelve Premiership Rugby clubs and London Irish RFC decided to reject the reported £500m offer from CVC Capital Partners for a 51% stake in Premier Rugby Limited.

Salah image rights dispute with Egyptian Football Association escalates

September 17, 2018

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is reported to have escalated communications in an ongoing legal dispute with the Egyptian football association.

Will Brexit move the goalposts for Premier League transfers?

September 12, 2018

The Premier League was revolutionised by the EU single market. Clubs can sign any European player they want without needing to apply for work permits thanks to the EU’s freedom of movement of people.

Norton Rose Fulbright runs with Caster Semenya

September 10, 2018

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc (NRFSA) is privileged to be representing Ms Mokgadi Caster Semenya who is in the process of challenging the legality of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) “Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification (athletes with differences of sexual development)” (Regulations).

Wearable technologies and the Australian privacy principles

September 10, 2018

Whilst somewhat in its infancy, over the past decade wearable technology in professional sport has grown to become a large global industry.

It’s the taking part that counts: participating in the rules of sports governing bodies

September 07, 2018

The football transfer window is big business, with the world record transfer fee standing at €220 million for Neymar Jr’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

Governance in sports institutions, clubs and competition organisers

September 07, 2018

There is an increasing trend among funders of elite sports clubs to require them to be reformed as limited companies so that they are no longer unincorporated associations.

The times they are a-changin'

September 07, 2018

Should golf speed up? Probably not what Bob Dylan was thinking about when he wrote the lyric, but golf is one of many sports looking at itself now and wondering what changes it should make to its format to make itself more attractive to Generation Z, and the iGeneration coming next.