The arena for sports disputes – arbitration vs litigation

Dr Alex Mills Sport Law 0 Comments

Arbitration and sport have long been viewed as an ideal doubles pairing. Sports disputes commonly possess many of the characteristics which favour resolution through arbitration rather than litigation. They may be of a highly technical character, best resolved by experts with a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry and its practices. They may be very sensitive, and best resolved …

Is the pyramid structure of sport under threat from competition law?

James Segan Sport Law 0 Comments

In late September 2016, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to the International Skating Union (“ISU”) which could have wide-ranging implications for the governance structures of sport, by rendering illegal a type of rule which is commonplace as a means for governing bodies to exercise control over their sports. Sports are generally organised according to a “pyramid structure” …