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Loi Évin: How Law Makers in France Have Forced a Divide Between Alcohol & Sport
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, United Kingdom
  • March 23 2017

Recently, rugby legend Dan Carter made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After being pulled over by the police on Avenue des Champs-Élysées


ICO Fines Credit Broker for Sending More Than Five Million Unlawful Text Messages
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2017

The ICO has fined the credit broker Digitonomy Ltd £120,000 for sending millions of marketing SMS messages without appropriate consent. Digitonomy


Search engines and rightsholders join forces to combat online piracy
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2017

On 9 February 2017, leading UK internet search engines and representatives from the creative industries (including film, sports, music, and


The romance of the FA Cup: are managers required by regulation to pick full-strength sides?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 23 2017

In the week following Valentine’s Day, the much-vaunted romance of the FA Cup appeared to experience something of a rekindling. While the fire in the


Wayne Shaw - A bitter pie to swallow? Football’s zero tolerance rule on betting bites once again
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2017

With Monday night’s fifth round FA Cup tie between Sutton United v Arsenal entering the 83rd minute, and with the non-league side trailing their


Online adverts promoting unhealthy foods to kids banned in the UK
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2017

From 1 July 2017, non-broadcast adverts for high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) foods aimed at children will be banned in the UK. The ban is a response to


RFU announces Arscott decision and deems tactical information to be “Inside Information”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Last month, Sports Shorts considered Tom Arscott’s sacking by the Aviva Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks. Not only was this a fairly novel


Football club badges: the legal implications of misuse
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 16 2017

In January 2017, the Italian football club Juventus unveiled a new club CREST. The familiar silhouette of a charging bull against the fabled black


A Claim Under the Data Protection Act May Be Brought Alongside a Defamation Claim
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2017

In HH Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah Al Alaoui v. Elaph Publishing Limited, the Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that the claimant was entitled to


UK Communications Regulator Consults on New Enforcement Guidance
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 13 2017

On 23 January 2017, the UK's Office of Communications (Ofcom) published a consultation document on potential changes to its 2012 Enforcement