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Tom Russell

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Name: Tom Russell
Date registered: 14 January 2013

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  1. Sport and Betting conference, 14 November 2014 — 5 November 2013
  2. DLA Piper to host Sport and Betting Conference, 14 November 2013 — 28 October 2013
  3. UEFA Congress in London addresses match fixing — 30 May 2013
  4. UK: Pre-scrutiny report on draft gambling (licensing and advertising) bill published — 3 May 2013
  5. Q&A on corruption in sport — 27 March 2013

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Sport and Betting conference, 14 November 2014

40% discount available for the 2013 Sporting and Betting conference in London   DLA Piper is pleased to be hosting the 2013 Sporting and Betting conference on the 14th November at our offices in London. For our friends, new and old, we have a limited number of tickets available at a 40% discount .   …

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DLA Piper to host Sport and Betting Conference, 14 November 2013

DLA Piper is pleased to be hosting the 2013 Sporting and Betting conference on the 14th November at our offices in London. Speakers include: • Matthew Hill – Director of Regulatory Risk and Analysis, Gambling Commission • Barry Hearn – Chairman, World Snooker • Paul Scotney – Director, Sport Integrity Services • Chris Eaton – …

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UEFA Congress in London addresses match fixing

By Tom Russell and Dylan Kennett On 24 May, on the eve of the Champions League final at Wembley, UEFA held its annual Congress in London. President Michel Platini opened the Congress, making specific reference to the ‘scourge’ of match-fixing and corrupt betting, stating: ‘Just one fixed match is one match too many, as it …

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UK: Pre-scrutiny report on draft gambling (licensing and advertising) bill published

On 1 May 2013, the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee published the pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill which examines the grounds for opposition by offshore gambling operators of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, considers the taxation of the online gambling industry, and discusses the compatibility of the …

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Q&A on corruption in sport

Tom Russell, an associate in DLA Piper’s Sports, Media and Enterntainment team in London recently carried out a Q&A session with World Online Gambling Law Report, on the subject of corruption in sport. You can see the results here.

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Gambling Commission publishes paper looking at the role of the Joint Assessment Unit at the London Olympic Games

The Gambling Commission has published a paper looking at the role of the Joint Assessment Unit (the “JAU”) at the London Olympic Games. The task of the JAU was to provide a mechanism for the collection, collation and assessment of information in order to combat corruption at the Games. The key actors in the JAU …

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Gambling Commission publishes paper looking at role of Joint Assessment Unit at the London Olympics

The Gambling Commission has published a paper looking at the role of the Joint Assessment Unit (the “JAU”) at the London Olympic Games. The task of the JAU was to provide a mechanism for the collection, collation and assessment of information in order to combat corruption at the Games. The key actors in the JAU were the …

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Good mid-week result for Leeds United

Yesterday (7th March 2013) the Court of Appeal decided in favour of Leeds United in dismissing West Yorkshire Police’s (“WYP”) appeal against a previous decision by Justice Eady that WYP was not entitled to charge Leeds United for policing services provided outside property owned or controlled by Leeds United. The club may now seek repayment …

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UK: GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO THE DCMS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT

Published yesterday, the UK Government set out its responses to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s (the “Committee”) report of July 2012 (the “Report”). Although it was the Committee’s consultation and detailed examination of the operation of the Gambling Act 2005 (the “Act”) which provided the initial recommendations and conclusions, it is the Government’s …

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All Change North Of The Border?

Scottish football clubs will decide whether to accept proposals put forward this month by the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football Association to re-structure Scottish football’s league structure. In a press conference on 8 January 2013, the chief executive of the Scottish Football Association (“SFA”) announced that following a meeting …

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