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Taxing Times: Professional Athletes and Tax

By Seshank Shekar and Prabhjyot Chhabra Introduction Professional athletes or sportsmen are perhaps among the most mobile and high income individuals in the world today. The income earned or generated by such individuals is diverse and is spread across various jurisdictions. Apart from direct earnings related to...

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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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