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  1. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    ECHR releases its judgment in the Pechstein case: what does this mean for the Court of Arbitration for Sport?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/echr-releases-its-judgment-in-the-pechstein-case

    On 2 October 2018, the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") released its decision in Pechstein, the latest development in a case that has run through various courts in Europe for almost a decade. The ruling ...

  2. Legal news
    19 January 2019
    Football as a business in 2019 – who is top of the league?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/football-as-a-business-in-2019

    The business of football and its ever widening expansion shows no signs of stopping. The latest figures from the Deloitte Money League were released last week, as the 2017-18 iteration illustrated the generation of a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    29 August 2017
    The esports revolution: recognising and protecting the workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/the-esports-revolution-recognising-and-protecting-the-workforce

    The business of 'esports' – a collective term for organised, competitive video gaming undertaken on an increasingly professional basis – is booming, with global audiences, wide commercial engagement and global revenues ...

  10. Legal news
    28 June 2017
    Child protection and esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/child-protection-and-esports

    Sport in the UK has recently been under the spotlight in relation to allegations of child abuse, in particular in the context of allegations of historical abuse. This has rightly served to highlight the critical ...