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Head of Sports Law Group at Shepherd and Wedderburn Promoted to Partner

UK-based Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced the promotion of Matt Phillip to partner. Phillip leads the firm’s Sports Law group, which works closely with sports governing bodies, clubs and athletes. He originally joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a trainee in 2009. Phillip also helps businesses resolve disputes and specialises in matters involving commercial contracts, intellectual…
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Hogan Lovells Advises Pulse Sports & Entertainment on Deal to Represent Everton Football Club in U.S. Expansion

Hogan Lovells advised Pulse Sports & Entertainment (PSE) in an agreement to represent the English Premier League Everton Football Club in its plans to grow strategic partnerships and further develop a presence in the Americas. The English Premier League club, founded in 1878, rolled out its new International strategy identifying North America as a key…
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Koller, Hogshead-Makar Named to the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has announced her appointments to the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC Commission), including individuals with sports law ties – former Olympian Nancy Hogshead-Makar and sports lawyer Dionne Koller. Chair Cantwell noted that…
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UK Law Firm Walker Morris Advises Begbies Traynor on the Sale of Wigan Athletic FC

Walker Morris’ Sports and Insolvency Teams have advised Paul Stanley, Dean Watson and Gerald Krasner of Begbies Traynor on the sale of Wigan Athletic FC and its assets to Phoenix 2021 Limited. Walker Morris were instructed by Begbies Traynor who were appointed as administrators of the Wigan AFC group of companies in July 2020. Over…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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USA Swimming Condemns Former Gold Medal Winner Klete Keller for Role During the U.S. Capitol Insurrection

USA Swimming has issued the following statement about gold medal winner Klete Keller, whose involvement in the insurrection has been widely reported: “Since first learning of Mr. Keller’s possible involvement in the events of January 6, and awaiting official confirmation or charges by law enforcement, we made it very clear in responses to the media…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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LawInSport Annual Conference – Understand the Rules of the Game 2020

It was announced today that this year’s LawInSport Annual Conference – ‘Understand the Rules of The Game 2020’ will take place November 10-20, 2020 in a digital format with 16 sessions over 10 days as well as 9 open forums for networking and debate. The LawInSport Annual Conference has a reputation as one of the “must-attend” and…
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Sports Lawyer Paul Greene Profiled as 2019 WWL Global Elite Thought Leader

Paul J. Greene, the founder of Global Sports Advocates, was recently named by Who’s Who Legal as a 2019 WWL Global Elite Thought Leader for sports law. Greene “handles sports law matters globally, including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In 2019, Paul has again successfully represented some of the world’s highest-profile athletes such…
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Sports Lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar Selected as an Independent Director to the USA Badminton Board of Directors

USA Badminton has announced that sports lawyer and Olympian Nancy Hogshead-Makar has joined the USA Badminton Board of Directors as an Independent Director. Hogshead-Makar will fulfill USA Badminton’s need for expertise in SafeSport, Title IX, and diversity equity & inclusion initiatives. She will also serve as USAB’s Congressional Liaison. “Hogshead-Makar will bring a wealth of…
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