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  1. Legal news
    12 August 2021
    Jonathan Taylor QC Q&A for Duke Law School’s Center for Sports Law & Policy

    Jonathan Taylor QC, head of Bird & Bird’s sports law group, recently conducted a Q&A with Doraine Coleman, Co-Director of Duke Law School’s Center for Sports Law & Policy.

  2. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    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?

  3. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    28 August 2020
    Cross-border: 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 April 2020
    Event Sponsorships, COVID-19 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    12 February 2018
    Technology changing sport: Mechanical doping

    In this three-part series, Chris Lavey will consider new technologies that are changing sport and how they impact on the field of play. How do sports regulate to meet the challenges presented by the development and use ...

  7. Legal news
    24 June 2021
    A ‘Green and Gold decade’: The importance of Australia’s major sporting events legislative framework

    In May 2021, Rugby Australia announced its bid, supported by the Commonwealth Government, to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. This announcement comes as Australia readies itself to embark on a decade of hosting major ...

  8. Legal news
    12 July 2021
    Advantage in the (summer-) tiebreaker: Comment on the Federal Cartel Office’s preliminary assessment of DFL’s 50+1 ownership rule

    On 31 May 2021 the Federal Cartel Office issued a press release which disrupted the world of professional football in its summer break - for some it came as a pleasant surprise, for others not so much. The press release ...

  9. Legal news
    09 March 2021
    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.