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Autonomous Agreement on the Minimum Requirements for Professional Football Contracts

By Roshan Gopalakrishna Introduction In April 2012, the European Club Association (“ECA”), Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”) in an observer role, European Professional Football Leagues (“EPFL”) and Federation Internationale de Footballeurs Professionels Division Europe (“FIFPro”) signed the Autonomous Agreement regarding the Minimum Requirements for Standard Player...

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Associating with the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games: A Primer

By Vidya Narayanswamy & Fatema Merchant Introduction The Olympics, regarded as the mother of all sporting events, offers a colossal opportunity for commercial entities to associate themselves with it and capitalise on its immense popularity. The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 (the “Act”) grants the...

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Online Ticket Exchanges – RFU does the Double

Case review: Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd. ([2011] EWCA Civ 1585), ([2011] EWHC 764(QB)) Introduction On December 20, 2011 the Court of Appeal directed Viagogo Ltd., (“Viagogo”) an online ticket exchange to furnish details such as the names and addresses of persons who advertised and sold...

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Collective Bargaining in American Sport

By Nandan Kamath Introduction Collective Bargaining is a mechanism involving discussions and negotiations between one or more employers and the representatives of the group of employees, with a view to determine mutually agreed upon terms and conditions of employment and other affiliated matters. Although collective bargaining has...

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