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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 3 Issue: 7
(July 2005)


Real Madrid and some of its best known players Zidane, Beckham, Raul, Ronaldo and Luis Figo failed to win an injunction from the President of Paris’ “Tribunal de Grande Instance” preventing online bookmakers from using the name and pictures of both the club and the players. / read more

The UK Government is moving rapidly to put in place the statutory infrastructure to underpin preparations for the 2012 Olympics. / read more

The British Horse Board(BHB) is fighting a series of actions to uphold contracts for the sale of data rights following the Wednesday 13 July Court of Appeal decision in the long running legal battle between the BHB and William Hill. / read more


The Court of Appeal decision in BHB v William Hill has left database owners reassessing their rights and value of their databases as a revenue source. Dominic Bray and Lucy Otterwell assess the implications of the decision. / read more

Protecting the interests of commercial partners is central to delivering a successful Olympics. Matthew Barnes, solicitor at George Davies Solicitors examines how the UK Olympic Bill will address this. / read more

Generous tax provisions were key to London’s successful bid for 2012. Richard Baldwin, Lead Tax Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP argues why these provisions must extend to UK bodies and athletes participating in the games. / read more

With terrorism being a significant threat to major global events, insurance is now an important consideration for sports event organisers and participants. Peter Morton and Warren Phelops of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP and James Davies of Long Reach International analyse the options available. / read more

Concerns over the prevalence of steroids in professional sport in the US has led to calls for a uniform drug-testing code. Dennis M.P. Ehling and Warren Phelops, Heads of Sport in the US and UK offices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, explain why regulation may face constitutional challenge. / read more

The digital age offers sports fans wider choice in viewing events but creates greater challenges for broadcasters protecting advertising revenues. Alison Willis, solicitor at Hammonds, explains how Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code addresses these challenges. / 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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