Training & Knowledge: Sports Law

30th Mar 2023Blog


Paul Renteurs considers the new legislation aimed at cracking down on those who spread racist abuse with the use of Football Banning Orders In a previous article commenting on sanctions for the racist abuse of footballers[1], I suggested that the criminal law had a vital role to play in preventing and punishing racist behaviour within […]

14th Mar 2023Blog

No short-cuts: a lesson for sports regulators

Yves Jean-Bart v FIFA (CAS 2021/A/7661) On 14 February 2023 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (‘CAS’) upheld the appeal of former president of the Haitian Football Federation, Yves Jean-Bart, against the findings of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, that he had sexually assaulted a number of female players at the Haitian […]

16th May 2022Blog

The Online Safety Bill

The Online Safety Bill currently making its way through the UK Parliament establishes a new regulatory regime to address illegal and harmful content online.  It imposes legal requirements on: Providers of internet services which allow users to encounter content generated, uploaded or shared by other users (“user-to-user services”); Providers of search engines which enable users […]

26th Oct 2021Blog

Testosterone Guinea Pigs and lex mitior – Salazar v USADA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) recently considered the case of Mr Salazar, the former elite-level long distance runner. From 2001 to 2019 Mr Salazar acted as head coach to the Nike Oregon Project (“NOP”) – an organisation which aimed to make United States’ long distance runners internationally competitive. Together with Dr Brown – […]

15th Oct 2021Blog

From the ODT to OMG: Reaction to and an analysis of the recent takeover of Newcastle United FC

“What’s the difference between a multimillionaire new club owner and human rights? Only some people get them…” Introduction That observation was but one pithy analysis of many. Such observations were duly doing the rounds on the Internet and social media, following the recent £305 million Saudi Arabian backed PIF sovereign wealth fund takeover of Newcastle […]