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  1. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    NRL’s “No-Fault Stand Down” rule withstands restraint of trade challenge in Australian Federal Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/nrls-no-fault-stand-down-rule-withstands-restraint-of-trade-challenge-in-australian-federal-court

    Rich Hawkins and Tom Macken discuss the effect of the recent Federal Court decision on the No-Fault Stand Down rule and the implications for sports administrators and players.

  2. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Wondergoal: Australian women’s football team score in securing equal pay
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/wondergoal-australian-womens-football-team-score-in-securing-equal-pay

    Earlier this month, a landmark deal between Australia’s football players’ union, the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) and the sport’s national governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA), secured the ...

  3. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Growing a sports brand in China: Lessons from summercamp
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/growing-a-sports-brand-in-china-lessons-from-summercamp

    Pre-season football tours in Asia aren't typically known for their eye-catching headlines or strong media scrutiny. There are have been some recent debacles over washed out pitches and sub-par poor training facilities, ...

  4. Legal news
    11 September 2019
    Ahead of the game: why venture capital is a potential match-winner for sports clubs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ahead-of-the-game-why-venture-capital-is-a-potential-match-winner-for-sports-clubs

    Global sports teams – with their ever-growing funding streams - are expanding their portfolios, particularly in relation to technology ventures. Opportunities to enhance their brand and diversify income have arisen, but ...

  5. Legal news
    23 April 2019
    Player Safeguarding, Welfare and Education in Esports – A Pragmatic Approach for Tournament Organizers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/player-safeguarding-welfare-and-education-in-esports

    As the growth of esports shows no signs of stopping, Peter Rippel-Szabo offers advice to tournament organizers on how to protect players’ welfare, whilst promoting the industry’s benefits and advantages to sponsors

  6. Legal news
    06 October 2017
    Esports Sponsorship Deals: what to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/esports-sponsorship-deals-what-to-look-out-for

    Esports is a truly global phenomenon, with some analysts estimating worldwide viewership at approximately 300 million, potentially rising to 500 million by 2020.

  7. Legal news
    02 November 2017
    Heightened antitrust/competition law risk for sport governing bodies facing new market entrants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/heightened-antitrust-competition-law-risk-for-sport-governing-bodies-facing-new-market-entrants

    In recent years, the European Commission (EC) and National Competition Authorities (NCA) have shown increased appetite to investigate sport governing bodies in relation to rules that restrict competition from new market ...