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‘Equal Pay for Team USA’ Act Reintroduced Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Doriyon C. Glass and Gregg E. Clifton , of Jackson Lewis   Legislation recently reintroduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joins a growing number of federal bills on pay equity for female athletes. The “Equal Pay for Team USA” Act of 2021, first introduced in 2019, would require equal…
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Tokyo 2021: the Games and the impact of COVID-19

By Louise Schwartzkoff, University of Sydney Faster, higher, stranger. Tokyo 2021 will be unusual in many ways. Sydney researchers discuss the COVID-19 Games, and why the Olympics (mostly) go on, even in the toughest of circumstances. The show that (almost always) goes on “What’s amazing is how often the Games go on, in the face…
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Hogan Lovells advises NX Football USA LLC in its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Necaxa Soccer Club

Hogan Lovells represented NX Football USA LLC in an investment for a 50% equity interest of Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa, S.A. de C.V., the company that owns the Necaxa Soccer Club (“Club Necaxa”). The transaction was approved by the Mexican Football Federation on May 24, 2021. This is a landmark transaction that will likely open…
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Canadian Sports Lawyer Set to Become Judge in Ontario

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced yesterday Leanne E. Standryk, a partner at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP in St. Catharines, will be appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Justice Standryk replaces Justice R.A. Lococo (St. Catharines), who was elected as a supernumerary judge…
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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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