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Football Bribery: Jail for Ex-players and middlemen

A former professional football player, Delroy Facey, has been convicted and imprisoned for offences under the UK Bribery Act. If you love sport it’s a sad story. Facey was a decent striker who, at one time, was...more

Spain: TV rights dispute threatens La Liga

Spain’s Football Federation has recently suspended the Spanish league and cup matches from this weekend onwards in protest of the recent law on the collective sale of television rights and the distribution of revenue, Royal...more

AUSTRALIA: FIFA Club World Cup Pay Dispute & Contractual Bonus Insurance

The Western Sydney Wanderers, an A-League football club and the reigning winners of the Asian Champions League, are engaged in a dispute with its players over their share of the prize money in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup...more

Three Point Shot - November 2014

Florida Broker Denied Assist in Argentine Soccer Media Rights Deal - 2014 has been a decent year for soccer – ahem, fútbol – in Argentina. An Argentine club team (San Lorenzo) won the 2014 Copa Libertadores, South...more

The World Cup of Counterfeit All-Stars

There’s a sports fever in the air of the homeland of the DuetsBlog team. The World Cup final is Sunday and, from my office window, I have seen an ever-growing number of soccer fans on the rooftop lawn of Brit’s Pub to watch...more

Employed vs Self Employed Status

Mr Conroy, a referee, brought a claim for unfair dismissal against the Scottish Football Association (SFA). The Employment Tribunal agreed with the SFA's argument that Mr Conroy was self-employed (as opposed to an employee),...more

Jesus Christ (World Cup) Superstar?

The World Cup is in full bloom and like anything that involves lots of money and national pride, it’s going to generate its share of lawsuits (or threatened lawsuits). My favorite so far finds the Archdiocese of Rio de...more

European Commission Targets Spanish Football Clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona for State Aid Investigations

The European Commission (Commission), on 18 December 2013, opened three formal State aid investigations into public support measures for major Spanish football clubs. The Commission alleges that the clubs under investigation...more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

This week, David Beckham, Art Basel, MIA and a Global Diversity Summit all made headlines. David Beckham chooses Miami to build his soccer empire - According to reports, the international soccer icon’s MLS...more

Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase  [Video]

July 30 (Bloomberg) -- David Hull, partner at Squire Sanders LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of Shahid Khan, owner of the auto-parts maker Flex-N-Gate Corp., in his recent purchase of...more

Spanish clubs investigated over possible match-fixing

The Spanish Professional Football League (“LFP”) has opened an investigation into the recent match of the Second division (so-called “Liga Adelante”) between the Racing Santander and Hercules for possible case of...more

Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership [Video]

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Irwin Kishner, chairman of the executive committee and co-chairman of the corporate department at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about the New York Yankees' investment...more

Commission Launches First State Aid Investigations Into Football Clubs

The European Commission opened the first in-depth investigation into alleged State aid for professional football clubs. This comes after the Commission launched investigations into the financing of arenas. It is likely that...more

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