On Loan and Playing Against My Own: Safeguarding Integrity?

Loan transfers usually pose a great opportunity for small football clubs to boost their squads with better players at a lower cost, however, these players are often forbidden to play against their parent clubs, either by loan clauses or national regulations. In this post we will analyse these restrictions, understand their basis, and find out if they are safeguarding competitions.

Are all bets off? An update on sports gambling legal developments in the UK

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.

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.