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Sam Churney

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Name: Sam Churney
Date registered: 4 October 2013

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  1. Regulations governing the reformed Horserace Betting Levy now in force — 25 April 2017
  2. EU Parliament adopts the General Data Protection Regulation — 14 April 2016
  3. ASA Rules: the house always (well, usually…) wins — 14 April 2016
  4. UK Budget 2016: Gambling Tax changes — 17 March 2016
  5. Digital Single Market Strategy – Cross-Border Portability — 11 December 2015

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Regulations governing the reformed Horserace Betting Levy now in force

The long awaited Horseracing Betting Levy Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) come into force today (25th April 2017) following the grant of State Aid approval by the European Commission on 21st April 2017. The Regulations reform the statutory Horserace Betting Levy by extending its application to off-shore bookmakers (in its previous form the Horserace Betting Levy only …

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EU Parliament adopts the General Data Protection Regulation

On 14 April 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organisations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also on organisations based outside of Europe providing services to the European market. Share this

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ASA Rules: the house always (well, usually…) wins

By Edward Chalk On 13 April the Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA”) upheld two complaints made against a promotion by Bonne Terre trading as Sky Vegas, in which claims of “NO LOSE” and “Risk Free” gambling were found to be misleading. Share this

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UK Budget 2016: Gambling Tax changes

By Richard Woolich Free plays– as a future tax change, from Finance Act 2017, the use of free plays will be included for remote gaming duty , but the award of a free play as a prize will not reduce the profit. Changes will be made to the definition of gaming payments and prizes. Operators …

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Digital Single Market Strategy – Cross-Border Portability

By the Global Media, Sport and Entertainment Team The European Commission has announced the next phase of its Digital Single Market Strategy. Following recent consultations on the AudioVisual Media Services and Cable and Satellite Directives – with reform proposals (including those on geo-blocking) due next year – and with the E-Commerce Inquiry continuing in the background, …

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Digital Single Market Strategy – Fourth round of questionnaires in the e-commerce sector inquiry sent to brands

By Chris Wall As part of a number of initiatives connected to its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission launched an inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the EU in May 2015. The Commission is concerned by slow growth in cross-border online sales within the EU, and so the inquiry’s aim is to focus …

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UK: A Bridge too far – High Court rules that bridge is not a sport under English Sports Council’s definition

By Sean Godfrey and Sam Churney The High Court of Justice has ruled that the English Sports Council (the “Council“) did not act unlawfully in adopting a definition of ‘sport’ that required an element of physical activity, therefore rejecting the English Bridge Union’s (“EBU”) bid to have duplicate bridge (bridge played competitively) recognized as a …

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HUB FOCUS: Overview of tax incentives and subsidies for making video games in France

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focusing on the main tax incentives and subsidies available for video game production in France. Share this

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HUB FOCUS: Acquisition and ownership of rights in sporting events in Germany – legal issues

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focusing on some of the legal issues arising in relation to the acquisition and ownership of rights in sporting events in Germany. Share this

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UK: Ofcom reviews the TV programme production sector

By Chris Wall Following Ofcom’s third review of public service broadcasting earlier this year, the Secretary of State has asked Ofcom to carry out a review of the operation of the television programme production sector. Ofcom reports that television programme production generates annual revenues of roughly £3 billion and an increase in the consolidation of …

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