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Current Issue (October 2016)

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About World Sports Advocate

The monthly law publication providing guidance on all aspects of sports law, including licensing and sports data, anti-doping and doping sanctions, TV and broadcasting rights, sport technology, players agents, disciplinary measures, sports integrity, sports betting, player contracts, intellectual property, transfer regulations, sports sponsorship and marketing, and governance, as well as coverage of key legal cases, sporting regulations and governing bodies including the IOC, UEFA and FIFA and sporting events such as London 2012. / read more

October’s issue of World Sports Advocate

Cecile Park Media is proud to present the relaunched, redesigned World Sports Advocate - formerly World Sports Law Report. Our October edition continues our tradition of providing expert analysis and thought leadership on the key legal, regulatory and policy issues in the sporting world.

This issue, Amber Melville-Brown, Partner at Withers, examines how a 'sporting chance' at reputation can be achieved in a sector recently dominated by scandal and allegations of corruption. Melville-Brown's article looks at the choices a brand has when it appears that a sporting star the brand sponsors may have fallen into disrepute, and at the legal and practical tools available to protect, retain and even repair reputation.  

Pieter Paepe, Partner at Astrea, discusses elsewhere the practical State Aid implications of transactions between public authorities and football clubs, with a look at the European Commission decisions of this summer on questions of illegal State Aid in relation to Spanish and Dutch professional football clubs respectively. 

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We rebranded and relaunched our entire range of publications this month; if you would like further information on this or would like to request a free copy of the October issue of any of our publications please email Conor Molloy at

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