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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 8 Issue: 8
(August 2010)


Four golfers have filed a lawsuit with the Singapore Supreme Court against the Asian Tour's ban on players taking part in other tournaments. / read more

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will pursue its challenge to Football Association Premier League's rules requiring clubs to pay football creditors in full in the event of administration, despite losing a High Court case ([2010] EWHC 2013 (Ch)) against Portsmouth's Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). The case is due to be heard in November. / read more

A number of expert speakers will address delegates attending Sport, Gambling & Sponsorship 2010, a World Sports Law Report event that will be hosted at the London offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP on 14 September. / read more


On 6 July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) signed a Joint Declaration of Cooperation in the Fight against Doping in Sport. This agreement aims to facilitate voluntary cooperation between WADA and IFPMA member companies, to identify medicinal compounds with doping potential, minimise misuse of medicines still in development, improve the flow of relevant information and facilitate development of detection methods in the context of the fight against doping in sport. / read more

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be remembered in the Netherlands not only for the country's excellent performance, but also for FIFA's attempted prosecution of women wearing orange miniskirts bearing Bavaria Beer's logo. Kris Lines and Jon Heshka, sports law Professors, examine the effectiveness of FIFA's methods of protecting itself from ambush marketing, how FIFA's rights protection is written into legislation and how this applied in South Africa. / read more

Sport is increasingly coming into conflict with legislation, but argues that it has the autonomy to set its own rules outside of national and international law. Simon Thorp and Adam Leadercramer, of Onside Law, examine the effectiveness of self-regulation and the increasing distillation of the concept that sport can self-regulate, as well as reviews that have taken place into the effectiveness of this self-regulation and the changes in sports governance that this has effected. / read more

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled that although Stephen Appiah breached his contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahçe without just cause, he is not liable to pay the club compensation. Peter Limbert, an Associate with Hammonds, explains the background to the case and its significance. / read more

International sport is increasingly realising that the UK's tax regime makes it a very unattractive place, as recent comments by Usain Bolt and the International Cricket Council illustrate. Richard Baldwin, a tax consultant who advised London's bid for the 2012 Olympics, explains why this is the case and explains how the government could make a few changes to sort out the situation. / read more

Unfortunately, there have recently been a number of instances where sporting event organisers have had to eject spectators due to their behaviour. Kelly Hudson and Rod Findlay, of McDaniel & Co. Solicitors, explain the circumstances behind these recent incidents and the support offered by UK legislation to those seeking to eject spectators. / 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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