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Sports Law Yearbook 2017/18 – UK, Ireland and EU

BASL is pleased to announce that the third edition of the ‘Sports Law Yearbook 2017/18 – UK, Ireland and EU’ by LawInSport and the British Association for Sport and Law (BASL) has been published in electronic format and is also available to purchase in hard copy.

Access to the electronic copy via its own dedicated website is available free of charge to BASL members. You can become a member on this site. You will also be able to access the two previous editions of the yearbook for a more complete understanding of recent developments in sports law

Building on the success of the two earlier editions, the Yearbook contains legal commentary and analysis from over 30 leading sports lawyers from the UK, Ireland and Europe across 10 different chapters on:

  • Governance
  • Competition Law
  • Commercial Rights/IP
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination and Equality
  • Media Rights
  • Integrity – Financial Corruption
  • Anti-Doping
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Participation and Safety

The Sports Law Yearbook identifies and reviews developing trends in the sports law markets of the UK, Ireland and Europe. To this end, the tone of the Yearbook is such to ensure that it is accessible to people from all backgrounds without sacrificing the accuracy or depth of the information.

We would like to sincerely thank all of our authors who contributed towards this Yearbook for their enthusiasm, energy, expertise and professionalism in working with us throughout the process.

The Yearbook comprises of the following sections and includes contributions from current and former BASL Board members, Simon Pentol, Nick De Marco and John Mehrzad.


1.1  Rod Findlay

The year in review

1.2  Jack Anderson

Making the case for a sports ombudsman in the UK

1.3  Cottrell, K.Carpenter

A review of the IAAF Governance Reforms

1.4  Simon Pentol

The effects of the Criminal Finances Act on sports bodies



2.1  Angelique Bret

The year in review

2.2  Benoit Keane

Formula 1: Liberty Media’s race across the regulatory finish line

2.3  Daniel Geey

What Brexit may mean for domestic football

2.4  Tom Barnard

How the GDPR will apply to UK SGBs and how they can prepare



3.1  Walters, P. Shapiro

The year in review

3.2  Phelops, A. Gilchrist

The legal implications for big data, sports analytics & player metrics under GDPR

3.3  Rhys Linnel

eSports and UK tax: key tips for player, teams and events organizers

3.4  Sean Corbett

An IP case round-up



4.1  Andrew Smith

The year in review

4.2  Phil Bonner

A review of England’s current home grown player requirements

4.3  Nicola Parkinson

The legality of employment benefit trusts: The SC decision in Rangers FC case

4.4  James Hill

Denny Soloman transfer:  Does the case set a new precedent?



5.1  Lydia Banerjee

The year in review

5.2  Richard Yates

UK Athletics’ creation of a new Athletics Commission

5.3  Graham Gilbert

Sexism in football and the independence of disciplinary panels:  Issues from the David Moyes case

5.4  Liz Reily

A review of transgenderism & human rights issues in sport


MEDIA RIGHTS               

6.1  Andrew Ryan

The year in review

6.2  Dylan Kerrigan

An update on the Digital Single Market

6.3  Nick Fitzpatrick

Copyright protection & enforcement

6.4  Alex Slade

A view on the market and the year ahead



7.1  Adam Brickell

The year in review

7.2  Michael Savva

An update on Financial Fair Play:  The Neymar Case

7.3  Nick de Marco

Betting and football’s ticking time bomb: Joey Barton v The FA

7.4  Louise Millington-Roberts

Ticket fraud: UK’s legislative developments to regulate the secondary ticket market

7.5  L.Weston, G. White

Why sports needs a unified approach to sanctions for corruption offences

7.6  Ross Singer, Jamie Brown Can suspicious betting alerts prove match fixing? The case of KS Skënderbeu v UEFA



8.1  Rupert Beloff

The year in review (inc. key changes to WADAs 2018 Prohibited List)

8.2  Greene, T Kasalo

Key challenges in contaminated supplement cases: The Arijan Ademi decision

8.3  Shahib, J. Thorndke

How to recover prize money from doping athletes: The Shobukhova case

8.4  Markus Manninen

Exceptions to retroactive disqualification of competitive results for doping offences

8.5  Andrew Smith

“Speak up”! Wada’s reforms to its whistleblowing policies, procedures & systems



9.1  Rick Liddell

The year in review

9.2  John Mehrzad

Who has jurisdiction over international transfer disputes?

9.3  Graham Gilbert

Should cross-code conduct be considered in mitigation in Rugby disciplinary cases?

9.4  Lloyd Thomas

Transfer of minors: The legality of buy-out clauses in Spanish football contracts



10.1Mark James

The year in review

10.2Christopher Hurlston

An overview of the current investigations into abuse in UK football

10.3 Jon Shea

6 key lessons for clubs on protection of minors from Barce & Real Madrid appeals

10.4 Nina Goolamali

Bulling and harassment: A review of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and its application in sport


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