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Casinos Given Green Light in Japan

On December 15th 2016, the National Diet officially opened Japan’s doors to Casino gambling by passing the ‘Integrated Resort Promotion Act’, which lays the groundwork for the legalization of Casinos in Japan. If the process continues smoothly, casinos will be operating in Japan after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Share this

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German Federal Court declares unlawfulness of penalty initiated by FIFA

German football club SV Wilhelmshaven (SVW) won a case before the German Federal Court (BGH) today concerning the lawfulness of a penalty based on FIFA. Due to the non-payment of training compensations for an international transfer of a player, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee had decided on the enforced relegation of the SVW. After the CAS …

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Leicester City Football Club: The Legendary Rise That Almost Never Happened

Leicester City’s rise to the top of English football has been well documented, but what is less well known is that it almost never happened as the club very nearly went into liquidation. Read all about how one of our restructuring partners helped save Leicester City and set the foundations for its glory years. Share …

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UK: Secondary ticketing market to become more transparent

By Sam Churney The UK Government has agreed to an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill which will make the secondary ticketing market more transparent and help to protect secondary ticket buyers against fraud. Share this

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Russia: Navigating the new Russian media law

By Steffen Kaufmann and Elena Kurchuk. On 14 October 2014 the Russian president signed a law incorporating important amendments (“Amendment”) to the federal law “on the mass media” (“Law”). The Amendment, which comes into force on 1 January 2016, introduces strict limitations on the ability of foreign entities to own, control or run Russian media …

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Australia: What is and is not a “royalty” for withholding tax purposes? Latest key court decision

By Jock McCormack, James Newnham, Matthew Cridland and Eddie Ahn Introduction The taxpayer, Seven Network Limited, has won a recent decision (22 December 2014) in the Australian Federal Court, Seven Network Limited v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2014) FCA1411, which is significant to all broadcasters, particularly involving the delivery of live sport and other entertainment. …

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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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China – Guidelines for Developing Sports into RMB-5-trillion-per-annum Sector – Tax Cuts for High-tech Sports Enterprises

By Ann Cheung Yesterday (20 October 2014), as part of its agenda for boosting employment, domestic consumption and other areas of the Chinese economy, China’s Cabinet, the State Council, issued new guidelines 《国务院关于加快发展体育产业促进体育消费的若干意见》 (国发〔2014〕46号) (the “Guidelines“) to enhance the country’s fast-growing sports industry.  The Guidelines aim to grow output of China’s sports sector from 0.6% …

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The US sanctions against Russia – in an evolving context, key points for business

By Ignacio E. Sanchez, Thomas M. deButts and Melanie Garcia Starting in March of this year, the United States imposed economic sanctions in response to Russian-led actions in Ukraine. Since March, responding to the deteriorating situation, US sanctions have continued to escalate. For companies with business relationships in or related to Russia, this alert provides …

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EU sanctions against Russia

By Dr Ludger Giesberts, Dr Thilo Streit, Prof Dr Juergen Taschke and Dr Christian Schoop The European Union has adopted economic sanctions against Russia – the latest step relating to the protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Earlier this year, the Council of the European Union had already adopted sanctions against certain Russian individuals, …

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