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Swansea City player Bony keeps former agents in play

Published on 14 September 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate and Nicole Jahanshahi, Associate

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In a dispute with his agents over secret commissions, Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has succeeded in opposing a stay in English Court proceedings, which would have been implemented had the Court found he had agreed to arbitrate. The decision is an important reminder that national courts will have jurisdiction to hear a claim if the parties have not agreed (expressly or impliedly) to resolve the dispute using arbitration.

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Edgar Davids wins League of Legends image rights claim

Published on 23 August 2017. By Nicole Jahanshahi, Associate and Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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Dutch football icon Edgar Davids has succeeded in suing Riot Games – makers of the world's biggest video game and eSports phenomenon, League of Legends.

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Barton succeeds in reducing betting ban

Published on 04 August 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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Joey Barton has succeeded in reducing the ban imposed on him by the FA Commission following breaches of FA Rules concerning betting – but he's still banned until 1 June 2018

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Indian sports broadcast network 'bowled out' for breach of a media rights agreement

Published on 18 July 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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This article considers New Zealand Cricket (Incorporation) v Neo Sports Broadcast PVT Ltd in which the High Court exercised its discretion and lifted a stay to allow the claimant, New Zealand Cricket, to successfully obtain summary judgment on a breach of contract claim with elements of bad faith counter-arguments.

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Bournemouth bets on shirt sponsorship deal with M88

Published on 05 July 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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AFC Bournemouth announces a two year deal with online gambling company M88, which includes shirt sponsorship and pitch-side branding.

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Barton bets big and loses: sanctions, mitigation and next steps

Published on 15 May 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate and Dani Barnes, Trainee solicitor

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What is the appropriate sanction for breaching the prohibition on betting on football matches, and what effect will mitigating factors have on the sanction?

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Going for Gold: A New Code for Sports Governance

Published on 30 January 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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Any sports body or organisation that wishes to rely on public funding must now comply with a new Code for Sports Governance, and it requires preparation now.

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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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Sponsors drop lying Lochte - the fallout from Rio 2016

Published on 24 August 2016. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Joshua Charalambous, Associate

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Importance of anti-embarrassment clauses highlighted by US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte being dropped by sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren.

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