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Using VR in sports – virtual insanity or future reality?

Published on 01 August 2017. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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Stoke City has become the latest Premier League club to announce that it will use virtual reality (VR) technology as a training tool for its goalkeepers.

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A shot in the arm for football sponsorship – clubs take advantage of new shirt sleeve regulations

Published on 24 July 2017. By Stuart Harris, Associate and Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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As forecasted in our blog post back in April, it wasn't long before other Premier League teams followed Manchester City's lead in announcing major tie-ups for shirt sleeve sponsorship.

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EBA encourages banks to pool their resources for cloud audits

Published on 02 June 2017. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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The EBA has set out that banks are no longer required to provide their auditors (or themselves) with an independent right to audit their cloud service providers.

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A mutual break-up? – Old Mutual drops IT supplier IFDS

Published on 05 May 2017. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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Old Mutual Wealth has ditched its IT supplier, International Financial Data Services, on £450 million platform project.

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Licensors beware – BlackBerry wins refund of royalties from Qualcomm

Published on 02 May 2017. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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Smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm has been ordered to pay back $814.9 million to BlackBerry as part of a binding interim arbitration settlement.

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Sleeve sponsorship – a new trick up the sleeve for Premier League teams

Published on 03 April 2017. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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The blog provides an insight into the consequences arising from the introduction of sleeve sponsors to the Premier League, with a particular focus on club's existing commercial arrangements and deals that are being negotiated/will be negotiated.

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Licensees beware - SAP wins victory against Diageo for breach of software licence agreement

Published on 08 March 2017. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate and Eliot Henderson, Associate

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In a significant ruling for software customers and providers, the High Court found that Diageo breached the "Named User" pricing mechanism of its software licence agreement with SAP.

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Chelsea swap Adidas for £900m Nike deal

Published on 28 October 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate and Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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Chelsea FC and Nike have agreed the largest kit sponsorship/ supply agreement in the English Premier League worth £900m (£60m per year for 15 years). The announcement comes nearly 6 months after the Chelsea and Adidas kit sponsorship/supply agreement was terminated part way through a 10 year term.

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Fair dealing defence in copyright infringement – a key summary

Published on 27 October 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate and Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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A recent key decision on fair dealing defence impacts reporting current events in copyright infringement claims.

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FAPL v Wells: High Court orders Norwich Pharmacal Relief Against Publicans Screening Premier League Matches Without Permission

Published on 29 September 2016. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

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In this article for Entertainment Law Review first published in June 2016, Andrew Crystal and Joshua Charalambous discuss Snowden J's decision in the Football Association Premier League Limited -v- Richard Alan Wells (& Ors) [2015] EWHC 3910 (Ch).

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