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  1. Legal news
    09 March 2021
    A new pathway for professional American Football in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/a-new-pathway-for-professional-american-football-in-europe

    Recently, a stir was caused by a press release, announcing plans to launch the European League of Football (ELF), a new professional American Football league.

  2. Legal news
    11 March 2021
    Jonathan Taylor QC co-edits the fourth edition of Sport: Law and Practice with Adam Lewis QC of Blackstone Chambers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/jonathan-taylor-qc-co-edits-the-fourth-edition-of-sport-law-and-practice

    MediaWrites is delighted to highlight the publication of the fourth edition of Sport: Law and Practice, co-edited by Jonathan Taylor QC (co-head of Bird & Bird’s international Sports Group) and Adam Lewis QC from ...

  3. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    Addressing Participant Welfare And Safeguarding Issues In Sports Disciplinary Investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/addressing-participant-welfare-and-safeguarding-issues-in-sports-disciplinary-investigations

    Anyone undergoing a disciplinary review will be put under a degree of stress. In sport, this issue may be exacerbated by a number of factors, including the degree of public attention that many such reviews are subject ...

  4. Legal news
    20 April 2020
    Seeing stars: using names and images of high profile athletes to promote your events can now land you on the ropes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/using-names-and-images-of-high-profile-athletes-to-promote-your-events-can-land-you-on-the-ropes

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recent decision to investigate a leading events promoter for marketing a sports event using imagery of high profile athletes who did not ultimately participate in the ...

  5. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Tulip mania? The business of esports and its time in the sun
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tulip-mania-the-business-of-esports-and-its-time-in-the-sun

    Esports is booming. Is it time to join the gold rush and grab a shovel? Or find out who's selling them?

  6. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    Coronavirus and esports – adapting to a new reality
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/coronavirus-and-esports-adapting-to-a-new-reality

    In the face of COVID-19 digital content has had to adapt and evolve like never before. But in a world where live content is scarce, esports has shown itself to be remarkably adaptable, expanding its profile both on ...

  7. Legal news
    28 August 2020
    Cross-border: Making the most of the esports opportunity podcast
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/making-the-most-of-the-esports-opportunity-podcast

    Making the most of the esports opportunity: Bird & Bird's esports team discuss the key commercial and legal issues surrounding this burgeoning industry.

  8. Legal news
    07 April 2020
    Event Sponsorships, COVID-19 and Force Majeure – Where do we stand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/event-sponsorships-covid19-and-force-majeure-where-do-we-stand

    COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on commercial operations across all sectors globally. This is no better demonstrated than in the events industry, with international sporting events worth vast sums of money to ...

  9. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    Sports safety: should it be mandatory to report child protection & safeguarding concerns?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sports-safety-should-it-be-mandatory-to-report-child-protection-and-safeguarding-concerns

    Child safeguarding reviews in sport have consistently shown that failures in reporting have had serious consequences. If concerns are not reported, and appropriate action not taken, the system is fundamentally ...