Category Archive: Contract

Professional football clubs have to pay back incompatible State aid! Sport clubs nowadays should check contractual relationships with authorities.

The European State Aid law has reached professional football clubs. Following several in-depth investigations, the Commission today has concluded that public support measures granted by Spain to seven professional football clubs gave those clubs an unfair advantage over other clubs in breach of EU State aid rules. As a result, Spain has to recover the …

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Australia: High Court totalises gaming licence disputes

On 2 March 2016, the High Court of Australia handed down its judgments in the related cases Tabcorp Holdings Limited v State of Victoria [2016] HCA 4 and State of Victoria v Tatts Group Limited [2016] HCA 5. In a quintessential case regarding the interpretation of contractual terms and statutory provisions, the High Court, in a resounding victory …

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USA: NBA and Nike announce global partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is reportedly worth US$1 billion. The deal will also see Nike as the marketing partner for the NBA Development League. Share this

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Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as, …

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Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court

By Thomas Zhong and Judith Miller Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches. SALARY CAP BREACHES ACROSS THREE SEASONS The breaches include the non-disclosure of: Payments outside of the Standard Player Contract Payments to a player’s family member Payments …

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AUSTRALIA: ASIC rules risk management facilities to be used by sporting organisations are financial products

On 28 January 2015, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) rejected a relief application by the issuer of  ‘risk management facilities’ used by sporting clubs and retailers. The application for Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensing relief was refused on the basis that ASIC viewed the facilities as financial products and so the issuers of …

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ITALY: Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” – Join us!

Join us at the Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” at the University of Milan. The registration for the new (and revised) edition of the Specialization Course is now open until 15 February 2015. Share this

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AUSTRALIA: FIFA Club World Cup Pay Dispute & Contractual Bonus Insurance

 The Western Sydney Wanderers, an A-League football club and the reigning winners of the Asian Champions League, are engaged in a dispute with its players over their share of the prizemoney in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup (FIFA CWC). The Wanderers administration initially offered their players a 10 per cent share of the $1.2 …

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UK: The Phil Ivey case – English court rules for first time on civil law offence of cheating

By Chris Elliott and Danielle Sharkey In the first case since the coming into force of the Gambling Act 2005, the English courts have determined whether the conduct of a party to a gambling contract amounted to cheating for the purposes of civil law. The case in question was Phillip Ivey v Genting Casinos UK …

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Italy – New rules on transfer of broadcasters / media services providers and network operators!

Further to a consultation process, this August, the Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni, “Agcom”), published a new regulation for the transfer of broadcasters’ ownership (Regulation no. 368/14/CONS, the “New Regulation“). Share this

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