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.
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 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 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.
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.