Jonathan Taylor QC co-edits the fourth edition of Sport: Law and Practice with Adam Lewis QC of Blackstone Chambers

International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the publication of the fourth edition of Sport: Law and Practice, edited by Jonathan Taylor QC (co-head of Bird & Bird’s international Sports Group) and Adam Lewis QC from Blackstone Chambers.



The book serves both as a comprehensive statement of applicable law and precedent, as well as a practical guide for sports law practitioners, sports governing bodies, event organisers, clubs, sports agencies, and commercial partners, arbitrators, universities and students. The book aims to help readers navigate a sector that is heavily regulated by sports governing bodies but also directly impacted by numerous areas of substantive and procedural law, including public law, competition law, intellectual property law, the law of arbitration, and many others.

The new edition retains and updates all the key chapters from previous editions, including the extended sections on challenges to the actions of sports governing bodies and on anti-doping regulation and enforcement (with an introduction to the new 2021 World Anti-Doping Code). There are new chapters dealing with a number of areas of growing importance to sport, including data protection and sport, best practice in sports governance, exploiting sports data, and esports.
The book is written by sports lawyers at Bird & Bird LLP and Blackstone Chambers, as well as leading practitioners from other firms and chambers, and is divided into the following sections:

1. Governance of the Sports Sector
2. Regulating Sport
3. Anti-Doping Regulation and Enforcement
4. Disciplinary and Arbitral Proceedings
5. Challenges to the Actions of Sports Governing Bodies
6. Relationships between Clubs and Players/Managers
7. Liability Arising out of Participation in Sport
8. Capturing the Commercial Value of Sport
9. Tax Issues in the Sports Sector
10. Esports

Jonathan Taylor QC, co-head of the international Sports Group at Bird & Bird, comments: "The latest edition of Sport: Law and Practice is an essential resource for sports law practitioners and administrators. The updates to existing chapters and the addition of several new chapters addressing emerging topics will cement its global reputation as the sports law bible”.

The fourth edition of Sport: Law and Practice is available at Bloomsbury’s online store, click here to purchase a copy.

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