Category: Sports Law

Wrexham A.F.C agree Hollywood takeover bid

National League football club Wrexham A.F.C has accepted a takeover bid from two Hollywood stars in a deal worth an estimated £2 million, it has been announced.

National League football clubs handed £10 million lifeline

National League football clubs will receive £10 million in emergency funding to support players and staff throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.

US group acquires football’s biggest British talent agency in multi-billion-pound takeover

UK-based Stellar Group, one of the world’s biggest football talent agencies, has been acquired by US firm ICM Partners in a “multi-billion” pound takeover, it has been announced.

Canelo Alvarez sues Dazn and Golden Boy Promotions over breach of contract

Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez has launched legal action against his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and upstart streaming service Dazn over their alleged failure to deliver as promised on a $365 million contract.

FIFA threatens legal action against Walking Football World Cup organisers

Football’s governing body FIFA has threatened legal action against Walking Football World Cup organisers, over their name and logos.

Newcastle Considering Legal Action Against Premier League

Newcastle United are poised to take legal action in their ongoing dispute with the Premier League over the attempted takeover of the club by a Saudi-led consortium.

Criminal investigation opened against Fifa president

Prosecutors in Switzerland have opened a criminal investigation against Fifa president Gianni Infantino concerning an alleged secret meeting with Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber.

English Football League Introduces Salary Cap For Clubs

English football clubs in League One and League Two have voted in favour of introducing financial controls in the form of salary caps.

Wigan Athletic enter administration due to impact of Covid-19

The future of Championship side Wigan Athletic is in doubt after they entered administration, the first club to do so since the start of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

EFL Legal Battle With Sheffield Wednesday Reaches Court

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday’s legal battle with the English Football League (EFL) has reached court after the case was brought forward to correspond with the end of the current season.