Business Shapers


  • Mishcon takes Gamescom 2017

    Over 355,000 public visitors and 30,700 trade visitors from 106 countries flocked to Cologne in August to visit Gamescom 2017, propelling it into the record books as the world’s largest ever video game event. Mishcon de Reya’s video game and esports team recap what they took from Gamescom 2017. Exclusive Licences on a ‘Galactic’ Scale… Read more

  • Court grants first ‘live’ blocking order against streaming servers

    The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has won a landmark ruling in its ongoing battle to tackle illegal streaming of Premier League fixtures. The Court’s order obliges the six largest retail internet service providers (ISPs), BT, Sky, Virgin, PlusNet, EE and Talk Talk to block access to servers which allow delivery of infringing Premier League… Read more

  • Women on sports boards

    How do you join a sports board, and what’s it really like to be a woman on one? These were the questions we asked at our ‘Women on Sports Boards’ event with Women in Football and Women on Boards last Thursday as part of Mishcon de Reya’s Women’s Forum. We received thought-provoking answers from our… Read more

  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Ticket Touting Scandal

    Brazilian Police have discovered a ticket touting scandal involving the illegal sale of World Cup tickets. Initial investigations have led to the arrest of, amongst others, Ray Whelan, the British director of the World Cup’s hospitality company, MATCH. FIFA has always ensured that tickets reach genuine fans at a reasonable price. Historically, it has been… Read more

  • What the 2014 FIFA World Cup means for Brazil

    The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. Starting on Thursday, Brazil will host the tournament again 64 years after the Brazilian national team was crowned runner-up in the Maracanã stadium, Brazil. Many benefits arise from mega events, ranging from tourism and employment to improvements in social welfare and… Read more

  • Tax relief to encourage sport: the Brazilian way

    As the 2014 World Cup fast approaches, host country Brazil provides an excellent example of how to effectively promote amateur sports and academies in order to develop professional competitive sport, whilst increasing the social inclusion of its citizens. This article explores how Brazil is doing this, and what it can teach us. In 2006, the… Read more

  • Henning Berg wins on penalties against Blackburn Rovers

    In the case of Henning Berg v Blackburn Rovers Football Club, the High Court determined that a contractual payment due as compensation on early termination of a fixed term contract was enforceable. Blackburn Rovers terminated the three year fixed term contract of their manager, Henning Berg, in December 2012, after just 57 days in the… Read more