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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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
    15 December 2020
    MediaWrites Webinar: Commercialising E-Sports in Asia Pacific – A Masterclass with PSG Talon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/mediawrites-webinar-commercialising-esports-in-asia-pacific

    In this recording of a unique event hosted by Bird & Bird, we discuss how e-sports is being commercialised in Asia Pacific with one of the most exciting companies to emerge in the region, PSG Talon. You can watch it via ...

  8. Legal news
    10 August 2020
    Footballers to sue over use of their playing data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/footballers-to-sue-over-use-of-their-playing-data

    In what could turn out to be an important case for the sports industry on the use of sporting data relating to individual players, a group of over 400 current and former football players are reported to have joined a ...

  9. Legal news
    13 January 2021
    Collaboration after COVID-19 – a new era for football broadcasting rights?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/collaboration-after-covid-19-a-new-era-for-football-broadcasting-rights

    DAZN and the J.League, Japanese football’s top league, recently announced a restructure of their broadcasting partnership that will see the annual rights fee received by the J.League reduced, but in return for this the ...

  10. Legal news
    23 January 2017
    Swimming against the stream: preventing live streaming of sporting events
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/swimming-against-the-stream-preventing-live-streaming-of-sporting-events

    This article looks at the current law and the protection it affords sport rights owners, whether the law sufficiently protects those rights in the face of developing technologies, and what steps rights owners may ...