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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 3 Issue: 4
(April 2005)


The US House of Representatives Government Reform Committee is holding an April 27 hearing at which leading National Football League officials will be asked to give evidence about doping policy and practice. / read more

Sporting organisations worldwide conducted a record 175,000 tests in 2004, despite a drop in the number conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). / read more

Chelsea Football Club was granted permission on Wednesday 19 April by the English FA Premier League to seek compensation from Adrian Mutu, who was fired by the club after testing positive for cocaine. / read more


Commercial and professional developments in sport have led to complex regulation which requires greater legal expertise. Michele Verroken of Sporting Integrity asks whether sport, which has traditionally managed its own affairs, needs good lawyers or good sports lawyers. / read more

Event organisers have several legal options to enable then to protect a sporting event format. David Hansel, a partner with Memery Crystal, provides a brief overview of the alternatives. / read more

In a world where success is vital, the salary of a football manager is results-driven. In this article, Chris Synnott, an associate at the Simkins Partnership, uses the Court of Appeal case involving Manchester City and their ex-manager, Joe Royle, to illustrate the importance of clear terms in a contract of employment. / read more

Business regulators are the holders of much sensitive business information. Such information could find its way into the hands of competitors or the press unless you take steps to prevent it. Marcus Turle, a solicitor at Field Fisher Waterhouse reports. / read more

Sports organisations are selling a growing volume of merchandise over the web. A recent ruling on VAT payments for online sales could have a beneficial impact on hard-pressed cash flow. / read more

The popularity and interest in Swedish football has grown drastically both nationally and internationally. Football is no longer just a game and clubs are big business. Örebro Sports Club learnt this the hard way as they were relegated from Swedish National League - on account of the elite licence’s accounting rules. Owe Hjelmqvist, partner and head of Stockholm based firm Setterwalls, looks at the issues facing Swedish football. / read more

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

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