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Hall & Wilcox ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox is pleased to have gained further recognition by recommendations in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 with four areas ranked. The areas include:

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The rise and rise of eSports

A briefing on eSports and associated legal issues

2017 has seen eSports continue to grow in Australia and throughout the world. Hardly a week goes by without a new development: from new eSports events to lucrative sponsorships of, or acquisitions of interests in, eSports teams and even suggestions that eSports should become an Olympic event.

This article provides a brief introduction to the eSports industry and identifies and discusses some of the important commercial and legal issues which arise in the industry.

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Ban on Sharapova

One of the most shocking news during the recent times for sports fans and legal fraternity, around the globe, has been Maria Sharapova’s admittance towards using the banned endurance-enhancing drug known as ‘Meldonium’ [added to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) Prohibited List with effect from January 1, 2016]. The Independent Tribunal (“Tribunal”) appointed by the International Tennis Federation (“ITF”) [constituted under the rules of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme 2016 (“TADP”)], has imposed a ban on Sharapova for a period of 2 years for committing an anti-doping rule violation under article 2.1 of the TADP, vide its decision dated June 6, 2016.

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Firm’s Business Chair Elected to Executive Committee of IndyBar Sportslaw Section

David Williams Russell, Chair of the Business Services Group of Harrison Moberly, LLP, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Mr. Russell has over 30 years practice experience representing clients in sports, arts and entertainment law matters.

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Member Protection: A closer look at bullying in sport and the law

The release of the Ted Wells Report to the NFL has tarnished the mystique of the professional locker room. The report found that Jonathan Martin (an NFL offensive tackle) was subjected to consistent harassment, bullying and hazing by three team mates while he played for the Miami Dolphins.  Aside from losing two starters from their roster in the wake of the report, the Miami Dolphins terminated the employment of a coach and a trainer who were also involved in the scandal. More…

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A step in the right direction? Proposed changes to the World Anti-Doping Code

This week the eyes of the sporting world will be focused on Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport, where the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Foundations Board will approve the 2015 edition of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC).  This event will mark the culmination of an extensive 2 year consultation and review process, undertaken by WADA to strengthen the WADC.  More…

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The Oscar, Lance and Tiger sponsorship saga: what are the consequences… for Nike?

Athlete endorsement is big business. It has been widely reported that Rory McIlroy has recently signed a ten year deal with Nike worth in excess of £150 million. The deal has propelled McIlroy into the (long) list of fabulously wealthy sportsmen and women. With cameras following athletes’ every move, and millions of eyes watching and reading stories about them, it is no wonder that sponsors are so eager to be linked to successful athletes.

Nike is a frontrunner in this regard and it spends millions of pounds every year on athletes such as Roger Federer (tennis), LeBron James (basketball), Maria Sharapova (tennis) and Cristiano Ronaldo (football). You may be aware that Oscar Pistorius, Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods are (or were) also part of the Nike family. More…

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Match-fixing and doping scandals – the potential fallout

Europol, Europe’s intelligence-sharing agency, has announced it is currently investigating match fixing in football “on a scale that has not been seen before”. The investigation which started in Germany, Finland and Hungary has since been extended to include Slovenia and Austria. It has been running for 18 months and, in that time, Europol has identified 425 individuals who may be involved and has looked at 680 suspect matches in 30 countries. More…

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