The Government’s review of the UK’s gambling legal framework is reportedly opening imminently and will come in the wake of a series of recommendations to increase regulatory scrutiny of the sports betting industry. In this article, Benja Arnott, a solicitor in Linklaters LLP’s Dispute Resolution Practice, takes a look at the latest legal developments and considers the effect on sport’s stakeholders of potential mitigating measures, such as a ban on gambling advertising.
The Premier League’s Handball Rule
The Premier League season's first major controversy... In this article we look at the changes to the accidental handball rule implemented by IFAB and why its revised interpretation is wreaking havoc in penalty areas and sending Carragher, Neville et al. into meltdown.
Coronavirus has Shown that Esports are Here to Stay
Coronavirus effectively brought the world to a standstill in its inception, leaving sporting fans high and dry. Esports sought to fill that void and in the process of doing so, reached record engagements with its fans who craved some live action drama on their screens. The Article seeks to explore and understand contemporary legal issues that esports stakeholders must account for, whilst charting out its success story.
A Messi Transfer Saga: From a Financial and Legal Perspective
So Lionel Messi has decided to stay put at FC Barcelona...for now. In this article we look at the options that were open to him and the legal and financial pressures that were placed on football's greatest superstar to make that decision.
Fantasy League Games in India: Dream11
'Game of chance’ or ‘game of skill’? Lex Sportiva discusses fantasy games specifically looking at their operation and legality in India.