Insights & News
Search for Insights & News
26 September 2022
Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are a creature of Web3. The theory goes that they are membership-led bodies, which can operate as decentralised corporations in the digital, blockchain-supported world, independent of real world regulation. The paradigm DAO is transparent and self-governing without outside government interference and no power held by any executive or management board. The reality is, currently, somewhat different (see further below).
21 September 2022
Those involved with football transfers will be familiar with sell-on clauses given that they are widely used in the world of professional football. The purpose of a sell on clause is simple.
Inbrief09 August 2022
The FIFA World Cup stimulates a frenzy of marketing activity – both official and unofficial. Qatar 2022 is unlikely to be any different.
05 August 2022
In this final episode of Season 1, JJ Shaw is joined by Jo Tongue (CEO of Tongue Tied Management and licensed FA intermediary) and Charlotte Richardson (Football commentator, match reporter and presenter) – to discuss life in the football industry and sports media.
27 June 2022
Agents are always an important topic in football and especially so at the moment as FIFA’s new football agent regulations are imminent and set to impact all stakeholders who work within the football industry. In this month’s Q&A, John Shea outlines some of the key changes being proposed in order to ensure that agents, clubs, and players are ahead of the game.
09 May 2022
In this episode, JJ Shaw is joined by Chi Bhatia – VP of Strategy and Growth at OnePlan & Venue Twin – to discuss all things relating to stadiums and technology.
Shipwrecking online pirates: we can’t wait for a change in the wind, we need to adjust their sails to force a change of course20 April 2022
As life begins to return to some sort of normality after the huge disruption caused by COVID, we have been reflecting on how the swift imposition of lockdowns and other restrictions escalated what was likely to be a greater shift to the consumption of digital entertainment content via the internet and streaming services; both the legitimate and illegal kinds.
12 April 2022
In an increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscape, dealing with the intricacies of investigations can be fraught with difficulties, especially in a sports context. Often conducted under intense scrutiny, from the media and stakeholders, allegations need to be carefully and appropriately investigated to maintain your reputation and mitigate legal risk. In this Q&A we consider some of the key questions when conducting a investigation into your staff, coaches, officials or members.
06 April 2022
Following an 18 month consultation period, the ASA today announced that it will be changing the rules when it comes to who can appear in gambling ads.
16 March 2022
Q: Our local rugby team has lost its shirt sponsor and we’ve been offered a deal if we can make a quick decision. What are the key things to look out for in a sponsorship contract?
A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One. Nicholas Buckland and Ella Nawaro write for LawInSport
Press21 February 2022
In the UK, a trade mark can be protected if it is capable of distinguishing the specific goods/services covered from those of third parties, and if the mark itself can be represented on the register in a clear in precise manner. But what does this mean in practice, and what are the implications for motorsport?
15 February 2022
In this bumper episode, JJ Shaw and Alex Kelham are joined by two trailblazers from the world of women’s sport – Hannah Rankin (reigning WBA and IBO super-welterweight world boxing champion) and Reema Juffali (Saudi Arabia’s first female professional racing driver).
18 January 2022
Lewis Silkin’s Stephen O’Flaherty has been named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2022, celebrating the most daring, innovative, and creative lawyers in the UK for the past year. Stephen is one of two associates to be named in this year’s list.
Press07 January 2022
John Shea and Christina Michalos QC of 5RB Chambers successfully represented Middlesbrough player Marc Bola in regulatory proceedings brought against the player for aggravated misconduct relating to a tweet posted several years ago when the player was only 14 years old.
13 December 2021
In November, the International Olympic Committee released new guidance which says there should be no assumption that a transgender athlete automatically has an unfair advantage in female events. In this Q&A, Anna Bond and James Garmston dive deep into the new guidelines to ensure you fully understand what they mean for your organisation.
05 November 2021
In this episode, JJ Shaw and Stephen O’Flaherty are joined by Hugo Scheckter (Founder and Managing Director of The Player Care Group).
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Press21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
04 October 2021
In this episode, our host JJ Shaw is joined by Andy Meikle (CEO & Founder of Recast) and Rob Zeko (Chief Commercial Office of Recast).
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
15 September 2021
Q: I've heard lots of noise about the Online Safety Bill, but is it relevant to sport?