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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?
26 August 2021
In this first episode of our inaugural series of the Future of Sport podcast, our host JJ Shaw is joined by Alex Kelham and Andrew Osborne – Partners and Co-Heads of the Sports Business group.
Lionel Messi: Brexit threatened Argentine's ability to travel to UK. Andrew Osborne comments for Daily Express
Press09 August 2021
Lionel Messi was warned by a lawyer that he and other players could face difficulties travelling to the UK as a result of Brexit.
Press20 July 2021
Many businesses will be buzzing with ideas of how to capitalise on the long-awaited Olympics this month. While you can certainly get into the spirit of it, there are strict rules in place to protect the Olympic and TeamGB brands.
Inspired or infringing? The fine margins for marketers seeking to win big at the Olympics: Alex Kelham writes for SportBusiness
Press05 July 2021
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And you can say the same about ambush marketing. One person’s outrageous ambush is another’s genius marketing campaign.
17 June 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Sports Q&A - I want to make alterations to my sports venue due to Covid-19 – do I need any third-party consent(s) for this?15 June 2021
The answer is, maybe! This depends on a few factors, which are set out below.
03 June 2021
With 50 days to go, brands and advertising agencies are buzzing with ideas of how to capitalise on the world's focus finally shifting to the long awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Sports Q&A - What do clubs, agents and players need to be aware of regarding payments of agents’ fees?28 April 2021
In recent years, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) have ramped up their investigations into the tax affairs of the football industry with a particular focus on the tax treatment of agents' fees. According to research by the accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young, the number of footballers investigated by HMRC rose dramatically in the tax year 2019-20, going up from 87 to 246 individuals, and the number of investigations into the tax affairs of football agents also increased substantially, more than doubling from 23 in 2018-19 to 55 in 2019-20.
28 January 2021
It’s impossible to answer this question without taking a closer look at the esports ecosystem. Although there are certain parallels to draw with traditional sports (with professional players, teams, leagues and championships) there are also significant differences. In particular, the international and national federation structure as seen in traditional sports is generally absent in esports.
Sports Q&A: Points-based system introduced for overseas players in England post Brexit: what does this mean for football transfers?21 December 2020
To obtain a visa to play professional football in the UK a player must first obtain a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) from the FA.
A guide to the new immigration rules for players coming to the Premier League and EFL: Stephen O’Flaherty writes for LawInSport
Press04 December 2020
With the opening of the transfer window on 2 January 2021, UK football clubs will be in uncharted territory. Not only will they face the prospect of signing European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals for the first time following the end of freedom of movement, but they will also have to navigate the UK’s new immigration system (applicable to all immigrants) and The Football Association’s new Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) criteria (relating specifically to work permits for overseas footballers wanting to play in England & Wales).
No U18 signings, partner clubs and fast thinking: English football post-Brexit. Andrew Osborne comments for The Athletic
Press03 December 2020
The United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union will end in just over four weeks’ time and that momentous split ensures change is coming across all walks of life from January 1, 2021. Football is no exception.
Brexit: No clarity yet on Premier League clubs being able to sign Irish teenagers. Stephen O’Flaherty comments for The Irish Times
Press03 December 2020
The continued ability of Premier League clubs to sign Irish players before their 18th birthday from January 1st next year has yet to be clarified. This despite the publication this week in England of extensive new rules with regard to the recruitment of footballers from abroad.
24 November 2020
The obligation on employers with 250 or more employees to report their last set of gender pay gap statistics was suspended on account of Covid-19, but the next round of reporting is just around the corner.
17 November 2020
You won’t have missed the news last week that Greg Clarke has resigned from his dual-roles as FA Chairman and FIFA Vice-President, following his use of “unacceptable language” when speaking in front of Parliament.