Tag Archive: Sport

DOJ reverses its 2011 Opinion, concludes Wire Act prohibitions “sweep beyond sports gambling”

By Timothy J Lowry, Jonathan D King, Richard P Flaggert and Joanna Sykes-Saavedra This week, the United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel (the DOJ), published its long-awaited and updated guidance respecting the reach of the prohibitions of the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084, via a Memorandum Opinion dated November 2, 2018. The DOJ’s previous …

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IAAF publishes new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

The IAAF has published new “Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification” (the “Regulations“), which can be found here. The Regulations set out a number of criteria that athletes with “differences of sex development” must meet in order to be eligible to compete in the female category of track events between 400m and a mile (the “Restricted …

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Update: German Sports Betting Regulation

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein announced that it will not approve the new State Treaty on Gambling. They want to push for an entire new law that includes licenses for online casinos as mentioned in their coalition agreement. In addition the administration of North Rhine-Westphalia announced that it …

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Unlawful prohibition of sports betting in Germany

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany (BVerwG) ruled in a recent decision that if the state monopoly for sports betting persists an administrative prohibition of sports betting without a German sports betting concession would be unlawful. This decision ties in with a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). There the ECJ ruled …

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New gambling law for Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann A few days after the prime minister conference decided on the amendment of the State Treaty on Gambling Germany has informed the EU commission about the proposed legislative changes. The draft of the “Second State Treaty Amending the State Treaty on Gambling” provides for a few changes of …

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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.

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AUSTRALIA: All aboard the Hayne Plane

By Melinda Upton and Julian Conti The Hayne Plane (which Jarryd Hayne is affectionately called) has proved to be a savvy businessman. In April he registered the term “THE HAYNE PLANE” in Australia, New Zealand and the United States prior to embarking on his now infamous NFL journey that has had so many tongues wagging. The Australian …

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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.

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Australia: Siren. Full Federal Court decision against James Hird to stand. ASADA power to undertake cooperative investigation with AFL confirmed.

James Hird has decided not to appeal to the High Court regarding the decision of ASADA to issue show cause notices to Essendon Football Club (Essendon) players. Consequently, the judgment of the Full Federal Court (FFC) on 30 January 2015 will stand. That judgment dismissed Mr Hird’s appeal and confirmed the decision of Justice Middleton …

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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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